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International Updates Archive

The Tobacco Endgame

Inside the international fight to eliminate commercial tobacco sales 28 October 2022 Interview by Brian W. Simpson, Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Tobacco is a unique legal consumer product: It’s the only one that kills half

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SA rolls out anti-vaping plan for schools

7 November 2022 By Tim Dornin, Perth now The South Australian government is rolling out a new plan to reduce vaping among school students with more than $2 million in funding for preventative education campaigns

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FG Urged to Establish Tobacco Control Fund

2 September 2022 By Onyebuchi Ezigbo, This day The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has made a case for the operationalisation of the Tobacco Control Fund in order to ensure the protection of public health

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Kenyan farmers swap tobacco for beans

17 July 2022 By Abu-Bakarr Jalloh, DW Over 100 Kenyan tobacco farmers took part in a government-backed project to plant sustainable crops instead of the more usual tobacco plants. Their first harvest so far already

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Mexico bans sales of ‘harmful’ e-cigarettes

1 June 2022 Source: The Edition Mexico banned sales of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices on Tuesday because of concerns about their health effects, the government announced. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said it

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In secondhand vape, scientists smell risk

31 May 2022 By Tate Gunnerson Source: American Heart Association News Available in an enticing array of flavors, electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity since they hit the market about 15 years ago, particularly among

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