As Chief Operating Officer at Philip Morris International (PMI), it is my job to help realize our transformation. Today, this means unsmoking the world. In fact, this is something we at PMI have been actively engaged in for more than 20 years. Yes, that’s right. It has been nearly two decades since we began researching,
Milan became the first city in the country to ban smoking in many open-air public places such as parks, stadiums, bus stops and even cemeteries.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has recently launched a training programme for enhancing the scientific and practical capabilities and skills of 500 doctors from its cadres, to provide smoking cessation services in clinics inside the primary health care centres (PHCs), based on a standardised guideline aligned with the latest methods of treatment available globally.
Isn’t it ludicrous that while we take the health warning message on our cigarette packets very seriously and force tobacco smokers to quit the ‘deadly’ addiction,
An organisation with origins back to 1867 in Paris, France and the 19th century Tuberculosis Plague (one death in seven), released on Sunday 10 reasons for governments to continually pursue master plans to discourage children in getting attracted to electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes/vapes) and other heated tobacco products (HTPs).
In order to protect the health and safety of citizens, especially given the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, smoking of all forms (cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and shisha) is banned in closed public places," the health ministry said.
Identity of the suspects were not known, but nevertheless, police investigations pointed out that the two suspects were buying electronic cigarettes devices, worth Dhs1000 each. They asked the victim to deliver the devices to their car and then attempted to flee the scene without paying the amount.
Smokers are more likely to develop diseases like lung, throat and mouth cancer. And they’re more likely to die earlier than are people who don’t light up.
A commissioned 2019 global study has reflected that people want tobacco manufacturers to be more responsible in their research-and-development of new products as they also want governments to claw in more teeth into their tobacco use reduction programmes.