Cigarettes in Indonesia are already among the world's cheapest, but in times of economic hardship, a boom in illegal cigarettes is continuing.
As the world marks this year's #NoSmokingDay, stakeholders are are again raising concerns about its health and environmental impacts.
Every year, on May 31st, the World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates World No-Tobacco Day to draw global attention to the dangers caused by smoking tobacco. This year, the WHO seeks to advocate for strong tobacco cessation policies, increase access to cessation services, raise awareness of tobacco industry tactics, and empower tobacco users through its “quit & win” initiatives.
Buyers and sellers gather on the trading floor in Zimbabwe's capital to bid on bales of dried tobacco leaves as the marketing season kicks off. According to the industry regulator, the country is on track to produce 200,000 tonnes of tobacco this year, up from 184,000 in 2020.
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14 Dec 2019
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has dropped its longstanding opposition to curbs on tobacco advertising. Health advocates welcome the breakthrough, warning Germany needs to do more to protect young people.
1 Dec 2019
Campaigners against Tobacco use are calling on government and other relevant agencies to ensure that new regulations are gazetted.
1 Sep 2019
Tobacco giants talk merger in bid to take on the e-cigarette market
4 Aug 2019
A new Facebook policy will limit sales and content related to alcohol and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. The new policy prohibits private sales, trades and gifting of alcohol or tobacco on Facebook and Instagram, a spokeswoman told CNN.
16 Feb 2019
German company Planta Tabak had applied for an exemption from the 2014 EU directive on flavored tobacco products. But the EU's top court has ruled against the Berlin-based company and others making similar products.
4 Apr 2018
China will levy 25% reciprocal tariffs on 106 U.S. products including soybean, automobile, aircraft, tobacco and chemicals, CCTV reports, citing a decision of the State Council.