Tag - Tobacco

BATN Foundation calls for entrepreneurship entries

The British America Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) has commenced the second season of its Farmers for the Future (F4F) project, which is aimed at empowering young agricultural entrepreneurs in Nigeria. The scheme provides opportunities for young and enthusiastic farmers with viable agri-business models that are in need of equity-free capital to access grants for their...

Philippines: Ban foreign lobby groups, govt urged

CONSUMER groups promoting e-cigarettes and tobacco harm reduction asked the government to ban foreign groups that provide grants to influence local policies. Nicotine Consumers Union of the Philippines Inc. (NCUP) and advocacy groups like the Philippine E-Cigarette Industry Association (PECIA) and Vaper AKO said the country should follow India’s lead in banning non-government organizations involved...

Kenya: #ChooseToChallenge: Meet three manufacturing professionals who have found passion in supporting women and girls

Zipporah Kuria, Corporate Tax Manager, BAT Kenya "The complexities of the current world have made it difficult for young people to thrive, especially when they lack an adequate support system. With pressure coming from all angles – especially social media – we are seeing many cases of youth depression and general hopelessness in life. Due to...

South Africa: Researchers reiterate need to regulate e-cigarettes

Two years after closure of comments on the Control of Tobacco and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill (2018), researchers have called for the passage into law of the bill. New findings have revealed that the e-cigarette industry, currently largely unregulated, has further taken hold in South Africa. The Executive director of the Africa Centre for Tobacco Industry...

Push for new e-cigarette and smoking laws in South Africa

Public health researchers have called on the government to pass the Control of Tobacco and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill into law. The bill is expected to further regulate the use, marketing and sales of e-cigarettes or vapes in South Africa, with these products currently operating in a legislative vacuum. In a report published by the Africa...

Children exposed to tobacco smoke could be at risk for high blood pressure

(CNN)Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke have a greater chance of having high blood pressure, a new study has found. Researchers found 6% of children who were exposed to tobacco smoke had high blood pressure compared to 4% in children who weren't exposed, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA Network Open. The study...

Spain: Barcelona to ban smoking on four of its beaches

Pilot scheme will operate from end of May to mid-September as part of city’s ongoing clean air drive. Barcelona is banning smoking on four of the city’s most popular beaches as part of its clean air policy. The ban complements moves to limit road traffic in an attempt to improve the city’s poor air quality and...

76% of India’s Students Exposed to Tobacco-related Ads. We Need to Back Govt on Tougher Laws

With the explosive growth of various mediums providing information and images that have become an intrinsic part of our everyday life, visuals and content promoting smoking and consumption of tobacco as well as tobacco products are being thrust upon us. In such a situation, the biggest challenge for a young nation like India is...

Opinion: It’s time for flavored tobacco products to go

Two weeks ago, a bipartisan coalition of 23 state attorneys general called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban menthol cigarettes. We asserted that such a move would benefit public health overall, decrease youth smoking, and help mitigate the harm these products bring to minority populations. But even if the FDA decides...

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