What does Brexit mean for UK tobacco control?

2 December, 2020 Author: J. Robert Branston, Deborah Arnott, Allen W.A.Gallagher Abstract In January 2020 the UK left the European Union (EU), although a transition period extends EU rules/regulations until the end of 2020 while a longer-term relationship agreement is negotiated. After almost 50 years of membership the UK economy is tightly integrated into that […]

Suggestion that smoking protects from COVID-19 may be dangerous to public health

May 11, 2020 A new pandemic generates anxiety and confusion and drives people to seek remedies that may have little scientific evidence of efficacy. Based upon a flawed interpretation of preliminary COVID-19 data, the hypothesis that cigarette smoking protects one from coronavirus has emerged. Some have taken these incorrect findings to an extreme, as in France, […]

WHO statement: Tobacco use and COVID-19

May 11, 2020 Tobacco kills more than 8 million people globally every year. More than 7 million of these deaths are from direct tobacco use and around 1.2 million are due to non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Read more: World Health Organization

COVID-19: For the tobacco industry, it’s all about profit

May 11, 2020 In times of crisis some corporations profit while others break. For the tobacco industry the COVID-19 pandemic which has shut down many nations and crippled the global economy seems “a make or break opportunity”. Read more: EnviroNews Nigeria