Tobacco Companies to force a referendum on California state flavored tobacco product ban

September 7, 2020 Authors: Stanton A GlantzCentre for Tobacco Control Research Education The same day the Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB792 into law, a group of people with ties to the tobacco companies filed the paperwork to start collecting signatures to force a referendum on the law.  It is a forgone conclusion that they will […]

Why Big Tobacco sponsors Formula 1

May 2, 2020 ASH UK The tobacco industry first used Formula 1 racing as an advertising platform in the late 1960s, keen to associate its tobacco brands with the glamour of the sport and its drivers. It’s only a surprise it took so long, given the promotional opportunities provided by the venues, the vehicles and […]

Why plain packaging for cigarettes does not increase illicit trade

October 23, 2020 Authors: Anthony LavertyImperial College London Australia was the first country in the world to introduce standardised, or plain, packaging for cigarettes and tobacco. The move was the product of a long-running campaign from the public health community and meant that the packets are allowed no branding; just the product name in standard […]

Legal loophole allows children to get free vape samples

October 25, 2020 The Guardian UK health experts fear sharp rise in popularity of e-cigarettes among teenagers, as seen in the US Health campaigners have expressed alarm after it emerged that a loophole in the law means it is legal for marketing companies to hand out vapes to children for free. British American Tobacco (BAT) is investigating […]

Ghana gets 58 in tobacco index report

October 22, 2020 Authors: Jamila Akweley OkertchiriDaily Guide Net A new report on the extent to which the tobacco industry influences government’s tobacco control policies has scored Ghana 58 points for the implementation of tobacco control measures. According to the first Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index Report developed by the Vision for Alternative Development, although Ghana’s policy […]

WHO: Tobacco responsible for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease

October 25, 2020 Mindanao Daily GENEVA–Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a new brief released today by the World Health Organization, World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day, marked on 29 September. This equates to one in five of all deaths from […]

Price elasticity of initiation and cessation of tobacco in India

October 22, 2020 Authors: Estelle P Dauchy and John RijoTobacco Prevention Cessation Abstract Background:About 267 million adults consume tobacco in some form in India, representing 28.6% of India’s adults. Smoking and smokeless tobacco (SLT) use related mortality is estimated at about 1.3 million every year or approximately 3500 deaths every single day. Although there are […]

Tobacco industry response to tobacco tax hikes: The case of Montenegro

October 22, 2020 Authors: Konstantin KrasovskyTobacco Prevention and Cessation AbstractBackground:Tobacco taxation is an effective policy to decrease tobacco consumption and increase revenue. In July 2017, Montenegro adopted an ambitious plan of tobacco excise increases (from August 2017 and January 2018), but in early 2018 tobacco excise revenue declined, and from September 2018 the tobacco excise […]

Scientists, NGOs and media need to cooperate to enforce tobacco control: Lessons learned by failure and success in Austria

October 22, 2020 Authors: Manfred Neuberger and Kurt AignerTobacco Prevention and Cessation Abstract   From 2007 to 2016, Austria performed poor in implementation of FCTC, holding the last position in TCS of ECL. With support of ENSP and other NGOs scientists drew attention to SHS in the hospitality industry and achieved a change of legislation. […]

Will Pakistan’s tobacco traceability odyssey finally come to an end?

October 23, 2020 QRIUS In the light of extensive links between Big Tobacco and legislative processes, there’s little reason to wonder why the government’s previous attempts to install a tracking system have been so notoriously opaque and dysfunctional Pakistan is bracing for the second wave of the coronavirus as the number of active cases rapidly increases. […]