Tobacco’s Toxic Plastics: A global outlook

The increased global attention on addressing plastics pollution is an opportunity to tackle tobacco’s plastics, but this is just one part of a larger chain of environmental harms. Tobacco post-consumer waste comprises of the plastic packaging and the cigarette filter, both are known to be single use plastics. Tobacco’s plastic packaging can be differentiated from…

Waterpipe tobacco and Electronic cigarettes are on sale in Mauritius in breach of the law.

The second qualitative study looked at the operation of waterpipe smoking outlets and the illegal sale of non-conventional tobacco products such as waterpipe tobacco, electronic cigarettes including shisha pens and heated tobacco products. In Mauritius, the importation and sale of tobacco products for use in waterpipes is banned, although waterpipe use is allowed in certain…

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2023

We need food, not tobacco – focus of World No Tobacco Day 2023 A global food crisis is growing fueled by conflict, climate change, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine driving rising prices of food, fuel and fertilizer. Tobacco growing and production lead to long…