WHO FCTC Global Knowledge Hub on Smokeless Tobacco Calls for Strengthening Tobacco Control and Prohibiting Spitting in Public Places

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken us to better understand the importance of public health for human development and prevent the spread of diseases. Countries worldwide marshaled their resources towards addressing this global crisis in a coordinated manner. Despite the existing barriers in public health services, governments have responded diligently to the unprecedented challenges that the […]

Policy decision regarding vape should be well informed, say traders

19 March 2021 The Independent A total of 153 members of parliament in Bangladesh in an unprecedented letter to the prime minister last week asked for a ban on vape, also known as e-cigarette, products. A trader working in vape business says this is a surprising move and appears not well informed. “My immediate reaction […]

Senators hit ‘ridiculous’ DOH plan to bar some industries from buying vaccines

22 March 2021Mara Cepeda, Rappler MANILA, PHILIPPINES A draft DOH order includes a provision prohibiting companies from buying COVID-19 vaccines if they make tobacco, milk, sugar, soda, and alcohol products Senators scratched their heads over a draft administrative order by the Department of Health (DOH) seeking to bar certain companies from rolling out coronavirus vaccines […]

Mud-slinging continues between tobacco bodies following calls for industry investigation

15 March 2021Carin Smith, Fin24 In the wake of Ipsos-report it commissioned on the illicit cigarette trade in South Africa, British American Tobacco SA (BATSA) accuses some industry bodies of “running scared in their U-turn on baking” for an industry-wide investigation into the rampant illicit tobacco trade….Read more

Anti-tobacco platform’s annual conference on Saturday

25 February 2021 UNB A platform of 31 organizations engaged in advocacy against tobacco consumption will be organizing their annual conference on Saturday, to be held for the first time at the Liberation War Museum’s permanent site in Agargaon. The organizers held a press conference on Thursday to announce the event styled ‘Dhaka Conference on […]

The Netherlands wants to get rid of super tobacco sales quickly | Politics

1 February 2021 Christopher Cloutier, Netherland News wire Two thirds of the Dutch support the government plan to ban cigarette sales from the supermarket, according to new research commissioned by the Heart Foundation, KWF Kankerbestrijd and the Lung Fund. Preferably by 2022. At the moment, 67 percent of the surveyed adults are in favor of […]

2 Pangasinan towns get tobacco curing barns

29 January 2021 Ahikam Pasion, Philippines News Agency DAGUPAN CITY – The Pangasinan provincial government has turned over two tobacco curing barns to San Manuel and Balungao towns that were funded from the tobacco excise tax in 2016. In an interview on Friday, provincial agriculturist Dalisay Moya clarified the tobacco curing barns are not for the […]

S. Korea seeks to extend healthy life expectancy with higher tobacco, liquor prices

28 January 2021 Jung Ji-sung and Cho Jeehyun, Pulse South Korean government has vowed to extend the country’s healthy life expectancy to 73.3 years by 2023 by bringing down smoking rate and alcohol consumption with higher price tags. The Ministry of Health and Welfare released a three-year national health promotion plan on Wednesday, which include […]

Kazakh Parliament ratifies free trade agreement between EAEU, Serbia

28 January 2021 Nargiz Sadikhova, Trend News Agency Senate (upper house) of Kazakhstan’s Parliament has ratified the law draft on ratification of the free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and its member states, and Serbia, Trend reports citing Kazakh media. In Dec. 2020, the law draft was ratified by the Mazhilis (lower […]

Northeast Receives Mixed Reviews In Lung Association’s ‘State Of Tobacco Control’

27 January 2021 Jesse King, WAMC Northeast Public Radio The Northeast garnered mixed reviews in the American Lung Association’s annual “State of Tobacco Control” report out Wednesday.  The 19th edition of the report grades all 50 states on their tobacco control efforts, from smoke-free workplace laws to tobacco taxes and prevention programs. Director of National […]