In places around the world that lack restrictions to combat the problem, tobacco companies are using marketing strategies aimed at children, like displaying tobacco products at kids’ eye level.
Globally, about 1 million deaths annually are related to exposure to second-hand smoke. Thirteen African countries have implemented comprehensive smoke-free bans.
Tobacco giant Philip Morris has acquired British company Vectura, which make puffers and nebulisers that help people with lung disease to breathe.
Yet regulators remain torn.
Our research found Indonesia relies heavily on imported tobacco products, at the expense of local producers.
Here are 5 ways governments can get young people off tobacco.
The World Trade Organisation has thrown out the final legal challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws. Now countries across the world can implement this game-changing public health policy.
According to the estimates by the World Health Organisation, Africa is one of two regions – along with the Eastern Mediterranean region – where smoking rates are on the rise.
Coronavirus has necessitated a global public health response. But what does ‘public health’ actually mean? Three key examples give us an idea of what public health looks like in action.
Here are some immediate actions need to be made to avoid the unprecedented youth vaping epidemic in Indonesia.
Rapidly growing metropolises like Beijing, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City are struggling to protect residents against tobacco. Life-saving policies in rich countries may be partially to blame.
Designing anti-smoking campaign messages based on tried and tested health communication theories will make the messages more powerful.
The National Tobacco Control Act gives the tobacco industry inside access to the decision making process.
E-cigarette usage among teens has surged. A tobacco control expert explains how flavors may be contributing.
The biggest problem in the Indonesian universal healthcare program is that members’ contribution is less than the spending to pay claims for hospitals and other health services.
The only quitting tool most Australian prisoners have access to is nicotine lozenges. These are being mixed with tea leaves to create a smokable product known as “teabacco”.
South Africa’s proposed new tobacco laws will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are sold, marketed and regulated in the country.
The journey to the ads that cigarettes companies started running Nov. 26, 2017 about the dangers of smoking and their bad behavior started 64 years ago .
Philip Morris has applied to the FDA to market a product that it says is safer than a cigarette, but its own data show that is not true.
Many smokers still think filters make cigarettes safer. But they actually make them more harmful, and the tobacco industry has known about this for a long time.