A study funded by Big Tobacco claims Sars is losing R7-billion in excise duties to cheap cigarettes – but new players say ‘Look at what British multinational BAT SA exports in profits.’
'The WHO’s convention calls for 100 percent smoke-free public places to protect non-smokers fully.'
Whoever is in government next, must make tackling the crisis in public health a priority. With the NHS at breaking point, and demand on services only set to rise, the ticking time bomb could detonate without further warning.
Significant changes (stipulated by the EU) to the vaping industry were put into place last May, allowing a year's transition before the whole industry had to fully comply. And as of 20 May 2017, those who have come to rely on vaping as a means to make it through the day, might be in for a bit of a shock.
The proposed amendment seeks to take away control of the regulation of tobacco products from the Federal Ministry of Health and hand it over to the NAFDAC.
There have been a number of conflicting reports on the health implications of smoking e-cigarettes. In spite of a Public Health England review finding that they are 95% safer than traditional cigarettes and are an effective quitting aid, the wider health implications for smokers and non-smokers alike, are unknown.
Six years after the video of an Indonesian baby smoking 40 cigarettes a day went viral, it has now attracted over 30 million views. Research published in Oxford's Health Education Research reported that the prevalence of youth smokers in Indonesia was 38 per cent among boys and 5.3 per cent among girls in 2006.
It is unclear how many delegates may be banned from the conference or whether the media will be able to report on the proceedings, but public health advocates have already brought up possible decisions which are likely to be implemented in November.
Let's start with the obvious... smoking is bad for you! We all know it, it's not a secret, yet every day I bet we all see people walking down the street with a cigarette. Unfortunately, for many people smoking is a very social activity and something it's very difficult to stop.
A 'crushing defeat for the tobacco industry'.