Pregnant moms who smoke, drink put babies at risk of SIDS

2020-02-22 12:00

The findings of a new study suggest that mothers-to-be's combined exposures to alcohol and tobacco have a synergistic effect on SIDS risk.

Chemicals from heat-not-burn tobacco devices not harmless, researchers warn

2019-09-25 05:20

Researchers found that the emissions from a widely used heat-not-burn device 'do exist' and are not negligible.

Tobacco Wars: Industry body apologises to Van Loggerenberg

2019-08-01 06:00

The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association has apologised to the SA Revenue Service and any of its employees who may have been harmed by FITA's members, saying the association was building a "new relationship" with the tax agency.

US experts want doctors to add vaping to youth prevention pitch

2019-07-09 12:51

The US Preventive Services Task Force says that more research is needed on ways to help young people quit using tobacco.

Where there’s smoke, there are health risks

2019-05-31 16:30

This year, World No Tobacco Day draws attention to the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung health, from cancer to chronic respiratory disease.

IQOS qualifies for sale in US

2019-05-16 18:14

The FDA confirmed that IQOS, Philip Morris International's electrically heated tobacco system, is appropriate for the protection of public health and has authorised it for sale in the US.

Competition Commission probes removal of cigarette brands from Spar

2019-04-14 14:59

The Sunday Times newspaper referenced two internal Spar emails stating that its shops had been ordered not to stock certain brands produced by members of the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association.

Vaping is erasing gains made against US teen smoking

2019-02-12 11:12

The skyrocketing growth of young people's e-cigarette use over the past year threatens to erase progress made in reducing youth tobacco use. It's putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction, says a top US health official.

Why the tobacco industry wants a 0% tax hike and minimum price for cigarettes

2019-01-22 12:34

Tax collection from cigarettes has declined, despite successive "sin tax hikes", amidst an increase in illicit tobacco products, according to research conducted by Econometrix, on behalf of British American Tobacco.

Finally ready to give smoking the boot? 2019 might just be your year

2018-12-28 15:00

Although many of us believe that the occasional cigarette isn't that bad, that it helps with stress relief, or helps keep the weight off, smoking is a harmful addiction, and without it we're so much better off.


Vape devices like Juul 'reversing' efforts to keep youth from tobacco

2020-02-14 11:02

Youth tobacco use is currently at its highest in nearly 20 years, primarily driven by e-cigarettes resulting in over five million youth now vaping across America.

British American Tobacco aiming at 70 million African smokers with Twisp deal

2019-08-14 18:22

BAT's acquisition of e-cigarette maker Twisp opens up the way for 70 million adult African smokers to switch to potentially reduced risk products, says BAT.

Philip Morris is betting on e-cigarettes and new flavours as it feels the heat from Juul and KT&G

2019-07-30 12:38

The maker of Marlboro cigarettes wants to avoid getting smoked by its rivals.

WATCH: Philip Morris wants to quit cigarettes, but not tobacco

2019-06-02 15:32

Tobacco giant Philip Morris wants to brand itself as catering to those who can't quit tobacco, through smokeless, electronic alternatives in anticipation of World No Tobacco Day.

Tobacco players allowed to weigh in on BAT-Twisp merger approval - regulator

2019-05-22 17:04

Players in the tobacco industry are allowed to intervene in the merger between British American Tobacco and vaping brand Twisp, the Competition Tribunal has said.

Good smells may help ease tobacco cravings

2019-05-07 15:51

Using pleasant odours to disrupt smoking routines may be a distinct and novel method to reduce nicotine cravings, according to new research.

Industry body, BAT-SA deny claims tobacco manufacturer owes SARS R143m

2019-04-07 18:04

Allegations that BAT-SA owes SARS R143m are 'totally inaccurate', Francois van der Merwe, chair of industry body the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa, has said.

OPINION: A minimum cigarette price won’t solve SA's illicit trade problem

2019-02-06 06:55

Without enforcement, minimum pricing is just a tool in the turf war, says Savera Kalideen.

Big Chinese tobacco looks to go public in Hong Kong

2019-01-04 12:35

The international arm of China's gigantic state tobacco monopoly, China National Tobacco Corp., is planning to go public.

SA a star in Africa with anti-tobacco legislation

2018-08-31 17:36

In developing countries, tobacco use has been on the rise because 'markets are often unregulated, cigarette prices are low, and tobacco control laws are weak or nor enforced'.

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