South Africans will soon pay more for “novel” tobacco and nicotine products. This follows last month’s budget speech in which the finance minister announced that: “In line with department of health policy, we will start taxing heated tobacco products (HTPs), for exampl...

During his SONA speech the president painted a bleak picture of an economy in distress. Public finances are under severe pressure, youth unemployment is unacceptably high and continues to rise - and SOEs like SAA and Eskom continue to be a drain on the public purse....

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and a host of civil society groups have urged the Nigerian government to commence immediate enforcement of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Regulations 2019 following its gazette in January 2020.

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The lawsuit was heralded as historic by groups advocating for reduced tobacco consumption, such as the Alliance to Control Smoking (ACT), which said this week's ruling put the lawsuit back on track.

The world’s largest cigarette makers, B...

What exactly is PMI recommending if products they deem ‘appropriate for the protection of the public health’ should be regulated differently to cigarettes?

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Although tobacco advertising has been banned in SA since 1999,...

Turkey will join countries like France, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia in selling cigarettes in plain packaging as diseases attributable to tobacco use causes more than 100,000 deaths in Turkey yearly.

Turkey will switch to plain packaging for cigarettes and...

For the study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, the researchers looked specifically at lung function--the amount of air a person can breathe in and out--in smokers, ex-smokers, and never-smokers.

New York: People who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day ca...

Researchers find link between tobacco cigarettes and depression and schizophrenia

Smoking tobacco cigarettes could increase the risk of mental health problems such as depression and schizophrenia, research suggests.

It has long been known that smoking is more common amon...

The Scandinavian nation has further limited public spaces where people can smoke. Smoking has already been banned in bars and restaurants since May 2005.

Sweden took a step closer to becoming a smoke-free nation on Monday with the introduction of new laws regarding smok...

Dubai: Shopkeepers in Dubai are bracing themselves for a drop in cigarette and sugary drink sales after a new Excise Tax came into effect on Sunday.

The price of cigarettes, tobacco products, electronic smoking devices and energy drinks have increased 100 per cent, whil...

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