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Tobacco use is cause for 90% of lung cancer cases

Tobacco use is cause for 90% of lung cancer cases

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) along with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) and Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) ...

US Senate leader calls for raising minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21

US Senate leader calls for raising minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21

US Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices ...

Hashish, 6 tonnes of chewing tobacco seized

Hashish, 6 tonnes of chewing tobacco seized

The General Authority of Customs (GAC) announced that it's inspectors have seized large quantities of narcotics, including 24.7kilos of hashish, 6.2tonnes of illegal chewing tobacco and 3.5kilos of marijuana.

Municipal council demands ban on shisha in cafes

Municipal council demands ban on shisha in cafes

The issue was discussed earlier by the council which saw that such cafes and places pose risks to the public health and could encourage young people to smoke.

Delhi officials ask ex-007 Brosnan to explain Indian ad

Delhi officials ask ex-007 Brosnan to explain Indian ad

Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan has been asked to explain why he features in a commercial for an Indian mouth freshener linked to chewing tobacco, Delhi authorities said Wednesday.

Health minister opens new HMC tobacco control centre

Health minister opens new HMC tobacco control centre

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) new Tobacco Control Center has been officially inaugurated by HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari.

Indonesia tobacco bill would open tap for ads aimed at kids, health official says

Indonesia tobacco bill would open tap for ads aimed at kids, health official says

A proposed Indonesian tobacco law will roll back regulations to discourage smoking in a country that already has one of the highest smoking rates in the world and open the floodgates to advertising aimed at teenagers ...

Tobacco kills 7 million a year: WHO

Tobacco kills 7 million a year: WHO

Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste.

UPS fined $247 mn for illegal cigarette shipments

UPS fined $247 mn for illegal cigarette shipments

A US judge ordered the American shipping giant UPS to pay $247 million to New York state and city governments, for shipments of cigarettes that illegally evaded taxes.

Fine for drivers who smoke in vehicle carrying people under 18

Fine for drivers who smoke in vehicle carrying people under 18

A person who smokes while driving a vehicle which has an occupant under the age of 18 is punishable with a maximum fine of QR3,000, according to Article 18 of Law No. 10 of 2016 on the control of tobacco and its derivatives.

US regulators ban e-cigarette, cigar sales to minors

US regulators ban e-cigarette, cigar sales to minors

US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday banned sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco to people under age 18, in line with cigarette rules ...

WHO urges India to implement larger health warnings on cigarette packs

WHO urges India to implement larger health warnings on cigarette packs

India must implement rules on printing larger health warnings on cigarette and other tobacco packs, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday ...