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Uruguay Reduces Tobacco Use with Strong Government Commitment

Uruguay’s second Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) found that smoking rates have dropped by more than 13 percent among adults – from 25 percent in 2009 to 21.6 percent in 2017. Uruguay’s progress has been spurred by the government’s unwavering commit
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 16, 2018 20:37
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[Australia] Best or worst friend ever? Man tries to get his friend to stop smoking by cutting his cigarettes in half, filling them with fireworks and blasting him with bug spray

The footage was shared by comedy duo Marty and Michael to Facebook which includes a finale prank where bug spray is used on the smoke
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 16, 2018 20:09
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[Asia, Pakistan] Audit team unlikely to submit report on tobacco MNCs before PAC on 23 May

The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) is not likely to conclude the special audit of international tobacco companies operating in the country within the given time period and is also unlikely to submit an audit report before the Public Accounts Committee
Pakistan Today (pk)
added May 16, 2018 19:47
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[Nigeria, South Africa] In Poor Countries, Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence

Six years ago, more than a dozen men with AK-47s shot their way into Akinbode Oluwafemi’s home in Lagos, Nigeria. They killed his house guard and his brother-in-law...He was one of several tobacco control advocates at last week’s 17th World Conference on
New York Times
added May 16, 2018 19:10
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Examining perceptions about IQOS heated tobacco product: consumer studies in Japan and Switzerland [FREE FULL TEXT]

IQOS was marketed as a sophisticated, high tech and aspirational product. Because youth and young adults are more interested in such product positioning, this approach raises some concern about youth appeal. This research shows cultural factors appeared t
Tobacco Control
added May 16, 2018 15:57
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[Latin America] Illicit Cigarette Trade in Five South American Countries: A Gap Analysis for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru

Evolution of cigarette illicit trade in five Latin American countries show different trajectories, not in line with tobacco industry estimates, which highlight the importance of producing solid, independent estimates. There are inexpensive methodologies
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 16, 2018 03:30
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The Child Labor in Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Fields

HRW researcher Margaret Wurth tells The Nation that “if authorities want tobacco to be central to the economy, to be a pillar of the country’s economic recovery, they need to make sure that the workers and the small-scale farmers sustaining the industry
The Nation
added May 15, 2018 19:56
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[UK] Plain tobacco packs failing, reveals new industry data

Plain cigarette packaging is failing in the UK, according to new data from the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA), released to mark the first anniversary of its introduction. The Smoking Toolkit Study has found that on a three month rolling averag
Talking Retail (uk)
added May 15, 2018 19:56
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT’s Sh3bn go up in smoke after stormy AGM

BAT’s share dropped Sh30 to trade at Sh600, registering 4.7 per cent drop compared to Thursday when it traded at Sh630. Yesterday’s poor performance left double bruises on the firm’s management, which had a rough morning explaining to investors why thei
Nairobi Star (ke)
added May 15, 2018 19:56
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[Africa, Nigeria] Stakeholders applaud President Buhari for hiking tobacco tax

stakeholders commended the president in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at a one-day meeting of the Tobacco Taxation Working Group (TTWG) held in Abuja on Tuesday. The president recently approved an amendment to the excise duty r
Vanguard (ng)
added May 15, 2018 19:56
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