International Updates Archive

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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Tobacco control and the climate emergency

21 April 2022 By Ruth E Malone Source: BMJ Journals In November 2021, Tobacco Control joined more than 200 health journals in urging governments to take immediate action to halt the destruction of the natural world caused

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E-cigarettes are harmful and addicting youth: report

7 April 2022 Source: Australia National University E-cigarettes, or vapes, are causing harm and risk introducing a new generation to smoking, warn experts from The Australian National University (ANU) following their government report into vaping.  The major

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