Cigarette companies join race for COVID-19 vaccine | The World

As efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine continue, an unlikely sector has joined the fray. Cigarette companies say they’re testing their own immunizations, including one by British American Tobacco that could soon go to human trials. Manny Tsigas reports. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more Cigarette companies join race for COVID-19 vaccine | The World

The Limits of Relying on Science to Regulate Global Risks

An address to the Ninth Annual Cambridge International Law (CILJ) Conference in April 2020, in Panel 7: Regulating Risks to Health and Safety—Scientific and Technical Paradigms in International Law, by Margherita Melillo, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural law, and Ph.D. Candidate, European University Institute. Full title: “The Limits of Relying on Science … Read more The Limits of Relying on Science to Regulate Global Risks

Zimbabwe tobacco: Biggest foreign currency earner hit by COVID-19

Tobacco is crucial for Zimbabwe’s economy. It brings in foreign currency – which helps with cash and fuel shortages. But the coronavirus pandemic is making that more difficult. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from the farming village of Beatrice. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on … Read more Zimbabwe tobacco: Biggest foreign currency earner hit by COVID-19

‘Lockdown Cannot Be Sustained Indefinitely’: South African President Announces Substantial Reopening

South Africa’s government will permit most businesses to reopen from June 1 even as coronavirus infections continue to mount heading into winter. Africa’s most-industrialized economy went into lockdown on March 27, with only grocers, pharmacies and suppliers of essential services allowed to keep operating. While the rules were eased May 1, many businesses have remained … Read more ‘Lockdown Cannot Be Sustained Indefinitely’: South African President Announces Substantial Reopening

The secret is out: The tobacco industry targets the vulnerable

For decades, the tobacco industry has deliberately employed strategic, aggressive and well-resourced tactics to attract youth to tobacco and nicotine products. Internal industry documents reveal in-depth research and calculated approaches designed to attract a new generation of tobacco users, from product design to marketing campaigns aimed at replacing the millions of people who die each … Read more The secret is out: The tobacco industry targets the vulnerable

Why Has South Africa Banned Alcohol And Cigarettes?

For over 6 weeks, South Africa has made the domestic sale of alcohol and tobacco illegal nationwide as part of it’s public health strategy against Covid-19. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa defended lockdown rules imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus as some citizens grow increasingly irked over some of the toughest lockdown restrictions … Read more Why Has South Africa Banned Alcohol And Cigarettes?

Smoking, Obesity Helps Open Gateway to Coronavirus Infection, Experts Say

Smoking may raise the risk of Covid-19 by elevating enzymes that allow the coronavirus to gain access into lung cells, according to a new study. Smokers and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may have elevated levels of an enzyme called ACE-2, which helps the virus enter cells in their lungs, where it replicates, a … Read more Smoking, Obesity Helps Open Gateway to Coronavirus Infection, Experts Say

OpenWHO launches two tobacco product regulation courses

WHO expounds the importance and relevance of tobacco product regulation, in the context of wider tobacco control, in the two online courses now available on Open WHO. These courses address key questions on product regulation, with respect to the contents, emissions and design characteristics of these products and make WHO’s handbooks on tobacco product regulation … Read more OpenWHO launches two tobacco product regulation courses

Tech It Out: May 2, 2020

In this edition of Tech It Out, we continue with our “Science Behind Virus” series, talking about how the developing of vaccine for coronavirus is in a race against time. On Science Saturday, we review several major science news of the past two weeks, including China naming first mission to Mars “Tianwen-1”, the 7th batch … Read more Tech It Out: May 2, 2020

Higher taxes and the drought holding up inflation while winemaker value plummets | Finance Report

Treasury Wine Estates recorded a massive fall in value today, driven by cheap foreign wine prices. Meanwhile, the inflation rate plugs along at 1.6%, pushed up by tobacco and the drought. And nobody can agree on whether it’ll rise or fall. Read more here: For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch … Read more Higher taxes and the drought holding up inflation while winemaker value plummets | Finance Report

“Smugglers” Episode 1, 5th April 2011 on ITV1

This addictive series follows border patrol and customs staff as they try to stem the tide of illegal drugs imports into the UK as well as police duty evasion. The unbelievable scale of drugs smuggling and illegal cigarette imports make for riveting viewing. See how drug smugglers engineer special vehicles, compartments and hiding places for … Read more “Smugglers” Episode 1, 5th April 2011 on ITV1