Coronavirus risks send out yet another reminder to smokers: quit now

April 9, 2020 “I have argued before about the dangers posed by Covid-19 to smokers, and a huge amount of data now confirms my view – bodies like the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, health organisations and national ministers of health are unanimous in recognising the link and the risk.” – Prof Dr Judith […]

COVID-19: Telangana bans spitting of paan, tobacco products, chewing gums in public places

April 9, 2020 The State government issued a GO on Wednesday, banning spitting of paan, any chewable tobacco or non-tobacco products or sputum in public places and Institutions as such a practice may lead to potential transmission of COVID-19. Read more: The New Indian Express

20 anti-tobacco organizations demand ban on tobacco goods manufacturing, sale

April 7, 2020 Describing Tobacco goods exacerbate COVID-19 infection and are not essential commodity, 20 anti-tobacco organizations demanded  withdrawal of a directive of the Industries Ministry to continue sale and manufacturing of cigarettes. Read more: United News of Bangladesh

NYSAFP: Ban Tobacco/Vaping Products During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 7, 2020 When Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s so-called New York State on PAUSE Executive Order( went into effect March 22, New York ranked as the state hardest hit by COVID-19, with more than 20,000 people testing positive for SARS-CoV-2.( That same day, the New York State AFP took its own stand against the virus, calling for an immediate […]