Tag - Tobacco

EU tobacco taxation: The fine line between killing smoking and illicit trade

The European Union’s plans to further increase tobacco taxation and reduce declining smoking rates across the bloc have pleased public health advocates, but the industry warns that tax revenues may be disrupted by the rise of illicit markets that flourish when taxes are high. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), tobacco taxation is an...

Big tobacco tries to stop California flavored tobacco ban

R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies filed a request Tuesday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to impose an emergency order to stop California from enforcing a ban on flavored tobacco products that was overwhelmingly approved by voters earlier this month. The ban was first passed by the state legislature two years ago but it never...

Tobacco total ban looms in West Nile

The residents and local leaders in Arua district have asked the government to consider imposing a total ban on Tobacco in the country. The call was made during an orientation meeting for councilors and journalists of Arua district on enforcement of the Tobacco Control Act 2015. The meeting was organized by the officials from the department...

FCCPC mandates tobacco products to carry graphic health warnings

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC in a surprise enforcement exercise across the city of Kano has threatened a total clamp down on business outlets selling tobacco products without graphic health warnings. The graphic health warning is a policy in the National Tobacco Control Act that was enacted in 2015 and requires that...

CSO calls for review of tobacco control laws in Ghana

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a civil society organisation has called for a review of the Ghana’s current tobacco control laws to a comprehensive Smoke-free law by eliminating the designated smoking areas from the regulations. It also urged for the review of the present tax regime from Ad-valerom to Specific tax, stating that increases...

Technology a Powerful Tool In The Fight Against Tobacco

At the recent World Health Summit in Berlin, the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the launch of the Tobacco Cessation Consortium. A mechanism set up to engage the private sector and other non-governmental actors, the Consortium hopes to unlock financing and enhance accessibility for support services for smokers around the globe, especially...

Hong Kong Poised to Hike Cigarette Taxes

Hong Kong authorities are likely to announce a steep rise in the price of cigarettes next year, reports The Standard. In an attempt to cut smoking prevalence to 7.8 percent by 2025 from 10.2 percent today, the special administrative region wants to increase the price of a pack of cigarettes to HKD100 ($12.82) from HKD59, Hong...

Strengthened regulation of tobacco-free venues at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Footballs won’t be the only things kicked in Qatar at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Tobacco and e-cigarettes will also be kicked out of Doha’s eight stadiums, ensuring fans can enjoy smoke-free air while sitting in their seats watching world football’s biggest event. Implementing tobacco and smoke-free measures at the FIFA World Cup™ has...

Vietnam’s cheap cigarettes make it easier to smoke, harder to discourage the habit

The average price of a cigarette pack in Vietnam is a third of the world’s and among the world’s lowest, a factor in the nation’s high smoking rate, experts say. Dao The Son, an economist and instructor at the Vietnam Commercial University in Hanoi, said Wednesday that the price of cigarettes in Vietnam was roughly...

Ministers plan more restrictions on tobacco sales, smoking zones

The government is planning to impose further restrictions on the sale of tobacco, and next year will be the last cigarettes can be sold by supermarkets, if junior health minister Maarten van Ooijen has his way. According to the Telegraaf, Van Ooijen aims to ensure that within 10 years, cigarettes are only sold in...

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