tobacco control

Innovative Financing to Protect Public Health During a Pandemic

20 September 2022 By Anisa Ismail and Tan Yen Lian, Inter Press Service BANGKOK / PENANG, Sep 20 2022 (IPS) – Economic recovery since the COVID-19 pandemic has been uneven amidst a cautious loosening of restrictions. But even at the height of the pandemic, it was business as usual for the tobacco industry. Tobacco companies remain profitable, making US$ […]

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Malaysia: Everyone plays an important role in preventing smoking among youths

11 September 2022 By Luqman Hakim, New Straits Times KUALA LUMPUR: Everyone plays an important role in ensuring the younger generation is not exposed to the dangers of smoking, said Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker. He said the Health Ministry was not the sole entity responsible for preventing the habit among

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129 organizations send letter to Spanish President denouncing Spain’s intention to become a “tobacco dealer state” along French Border

9 September 2022 by Karen Evans-Reeves, BMJ Laurent Huber, Raquel Fernández Megina, Esteve Fernández, Cristina Martinez Martinez In June 2022, the Spanish Ministry of Finance announced  that 203 new tobacco retail licenses were to be added to the 13,000 already operating in Spain. Of these new tobacconists, 30 will be concentrated along the French-Spanish border, dramatically increasing the concentration along the French border, with

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Juul Settles Multistate Youth Vaping Inquiry for $438.5 Million

6 September 2022 By Christina Jewett, The New York Times The tentative deal would close an investigation by nearly three dozen states into the company’s marketing and sales practices. Juul Labs, fighting for its survival in the United States, on Tuesday tentatively agreed to pay $438.5 million to settle an investigation by nearly three dozen states

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Malaysia: Snuff out public displays of smoking, vaping, Health DG tells artistes

24 August 2022 The Star PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry views seriously the issue of public displays of smoking and vaping by artistes in public or when on stage, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. “These actions show bad example to the society at large, especially children and youth. “From the health standpoint, smoking

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Tobacco is a major barrier to achieving social justice

18 February 2022 By: Judith Mackay, Source: China Daily When access to certain basic rights, such as good health, education, and fair and equal treatment, has been distributed unevenly or denied to certain groups, the problem becomes an issue of social justice. Social justice may be used to invoke legal rights in corporate accountability efforts,

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New Report: Flavored Tobacco Products and Youth Vaping Threaten 20 Years of Tobacco Control Progress

26 January 2022 Source: CISION PR Newswire 20th annual ‘State of Tobacco Control’ report reveals need for federal, state and local policymakers to pass policies to end youth tobacco use CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Lung Association’s 20th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report reveals significant progress in the work to end tobacco use, but products

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Philippines: COVID-19 donations of tobacco firms ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ – law group

17 May 2021 Ralf Rivas, Source: Rappler ‘The tobacco industry has a long history of using so-called corporate social responsibility or CSR to interfere with policymaking,’ says ImagineLaw executive director Sophia Monica San Luis A law group described COVID-19 donations of tobacco companies as “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” warning that the firms are using these

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