Furore over tobacco, nicotine therapy for COVID-19
Some studies suggest that nicotine may play a role in combating COVID-19 and people who smoke may be at lower risk from contracting the virus while others identified smoking and nicotine as risk factors for COVID-19.
South African cigarette makers challenge sales ban
A South African court on Wednesday began hearing a controversial petition challenging a tobacco sales ban imposed by the government in March as part of stringent measures to control the spread of coronavirus.
Husband Claims Wife Died Of Coca-Cola 'Addiction'
The partner of a New Zealand woman, Amy Louise Thorpe, who died at just 34 years of age says she drank two litres of Coca Cola a day. He made this known to a coroner holding an inquest into her death. The woman who died of epileptic seizure two-years ago was said to have been…
Smokers, industry fuming over South Africa's U-turn on tobacco sales
South African smokers rejoiced last month as President Cyril Ramaphosa lifted a ban on tobacco sales imposed as part of draconian measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
UK says to bring back duty-free booze if no-deal Brexit
Britons returning home from European Union countries will no longer have to pay taxes on alcohol and tobacco products bought on the continent in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government announced Tuesday.
Toothless laws, policies fuel rise in tobacco smoking-related deaths
Despite efforts by successive governments in making legislation against tobacco smoking in public places and the associated dangers, more Nigerians especially the youths are taking up the bad habit. Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them. The plant is part of the genus Nicotiana and of the…
Tobacco: The Danger In Our Midst
Tobacco smoking is one of the most preventable causes of premature death in the world today. Since its discovery in the farmlands of the Americas dating back to 1000 BC, it has continued to be a part of society and has been utilised in different forms – chewed, snuffed, smoked via pipes, in cigarette sticks, shisha or…
FG calls on Nigerians to support fight against tobacco
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr Abdullahi Mashi, has urged Nigerians to support the fight against tobacco to avert lung diseases and other tobacco-related conditions in the country.
Reps move to check smoking, use of tobacco products
The House of Representatives is to approve the draft National Tobacco Control Regulations (NTCR) before June this year. Speaker Yakubu Dogara gave the assurance yesterday during an interactive session with stakeholders organised by the Simon Arabo-led committee on delegated legislation on the tobacco control regulation in Abuja. Represented by the Deputy Whip, Pally Iriase, he…
CPC raids Lagos’ lounges, parks to enforce tobacco control act
Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has raided lounges, bars, open markets and parks in Lagos State to enforce the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act. CPC officials from Abuja came to Lagos on Thursday to continue the enforcement of the act, which seemed to be ignored by tobacco users and sellers. They had raided Port Harcourt and…
Suspension of tariff hike on tobacco saves 165,000 jobs, says NUFBTE
The suspension of the initial plan by the Federal Government to increase excise tariff by more than 500 per cent on spirit, wines and tobacco products saved over 165,000 jobs, the National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE), has said. The union said with its intervention and special appeal made to the government…