Latest News for: Tobacco control act


Tobacco Graphic Health Warnings Can Save Nigeria N6.7 billion, Says NTCA

This Day 24 Nov 2023
Chibuike Nwokorie who spoke on behalf of the Chairman of Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday said that the government should consider the menace of tobacco consumption on the health and wellbeing of Nigerians and quickly take steps to enforce the Tobacco Control Act.

Customs seizes illicit tobacco worth GH�7.95m in crackdown on smuggling

B & FT Online 23 Nov 2023
... smuggled tobacco ... The confiscated products, bearing popular brands, such as Oris Double Apple, Business Royals, Gold Seal, Bon, Yes, and Business Kings, were found to be in violation of the Public Health Act 851, 2012 and the Tobacco Control Regulations (TCR), 2016 (L.I.

Stakeholders underscore adoption of better monitoring, reporting mechanism on tobacco control

Urdu Point 22 Nov 2023
PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Nov, 2023) Participants of a stakeholders’ session underscored the need for the adoption of a better monitoring and reporting mechanism on tobacco control and for achieving the goal of making Peshawar a `Smoke free district’.

Ghana Revenue Authority confiscates GH¢7.9m worth of illicit tobacco products

Ghana Business News 22 Nov 2023
The Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has successfully confiscated a substantial quantity of illicit tobacco products ... The GRA noted the illicit trade was in contravention of the Public Health Act, 2012, Act 851, and the Tobacco Control ... or tobacco product”.

FDA launches National Tobacco Control Strategy

B & FT Online 20 Nov 2023
... the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the Public Health Act 2012 (Act 851), the Tobacco Control Regulations 2016 (L.I 2247), and other relevant laws, showcasing Ghana’s commitment to global tobacco control efforts.

Govt develops strategy to tackle tobacco consumption

Business Ghana 15 Nov 2023
The government has devel­oped a five-year National Tobacco ... The strategy, which seeks to ensure the total eradication and subsequent prevention of the product use, is in alignment with the national tobacco control policy directive as enshrined in the Public Health Act (851).

Smoking is the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

World Health Organization 15 Nov 2023
Tobacco smoking accounts for over 70% of COPD cases in high-income countries. In low-and-middle-income-countries tobacco smoking accounts for 30–40% of COPD cases with household air pollution being the other major risk factor ... Governments must implement effective tobacco control measures to protect the most vulnerable, particularly children.

Eric Garner’s mother urges Sen. Schumer to oppose Biden’s menthol cigarette ban, citing its potential ...

New York Post 10 Nov 2023
David Ozgo, president of the Cigar Association of America, says his organization has presented evidence to the Biden administration that the proposed ban not only falls outside the purview of the Tobacco Control Act but also has “little or no public health benefit.” 5.

Cigar association: Evidence thin to support FDA's plan to ban flavored tobacco products

The Mercury 08 Nov 2023
“We presented evidence to OMB that FDA’s proposed flavored cigar ban dramatically fails to meet the criteria necessary for such a ban under the Tobacco Control Act, offering little or no public health benefit while having a devastating economic impact on the industry,” CAA president David Ozgo said in a news release.

‘8M people die from diseases caused by tobacco use annually’

The Point 02 Nov 2023
Sefyo Singhateh made this disclosure on Wednesday during a three-day capacity building forum convened by the Ministry Health on tobacco control act for legal practitioners and police prosecutors ... control policies, laws and regulation in the country, regional and global levels.

Pate Lists Risk Factors of Stroke in Nigeria

This Day 01 Nov 2023
... on NCDs and national guidelines for prevention, control and management of hypertension noting that the Ministry has also developed guidelines for other NCDs- diabetes, and sickle cell disease, and currently implementing the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 and Regulations 2019.


Malaysian National News Agency 20 Oct 2023
... for various offences were issued during visits conducted at 23,093 premises for enforcement of the Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2004.

Could a ban on menthol cigarettes be ahead in the City of Buffalo?

The Buffalo News 17 Oct 2023
“When it comes to saving Black lives and saving the next generation, I’m unapologetic about this,” said Martin, owner of Stan Martin Consulting, which provides professional services in tobacco control, health, social justice and community engagement. Martin wants the City of Buffalo to act now to prohibit the sale of menthol tobacco products.

Supreme Court again leaves Biden administration's ghost gun rules in place

The Keene Sentinel 17 Oct 2023
The Supreme Court on Monday once again reinstated the Biden administration's regulations on "ghost guns," firearms assembled from kits without the usual serial numbers and background checks on purchasers ... The Bureau of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) imposed new regulations on the weapons under the Gun Control Act of 1968 ... .

FDA, WHO urged to protect youth, while helping adult smokers

Manila Standard 16 Oct 2023
Brian King at the recent Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) in Seoul, South Korea that despite US considerable progress in reducing smoking, about 11.5 percent of US adults continues to use combustible cigarettes ... The initial Tobacco Control Act in 2009 gave CTP authority over products containing nicotine.