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 […]

Strengthening Tobacco Control Laws for an India After COVID-19

1 February 2021 The Wire Earlier last month, India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare placed in the public domain the ‘Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) (Amendment) Bill 2020‘ for pre-legislative consultations. If passed by parliament, it will be one of the first […]

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 […]

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. […]