Nthala is among many children toiling on tobacco farms in the south African country.
Britain has opened a formal investigation into suspicions of corruption at British American Tobacco (BAT) and its subsidiaries, nearly two years after allegations of bribery in Africa first surface
An evaluation by health ministry at end of the programme's first year, covering over 12,000 registered users, demonstrated an average quit rate of about 7 per cent among both smokers and smokeless
One of the world's biggest cigarette companies, British American Tobacco, has taken Kenya's government to court over its move to make anti-smoking laws stricter.
The tobacco industry is hampering efforts to introduce life-saving interventions in low and middle-income countries, according to a report by the World Health Organization.
The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas.
India has 81 lakh fewer tobacco users now than it did in 2010, with tobacco use falling by six percentage points in the past seven years, according to the latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS).
The latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey finds tobacco users have reduced by 81 lakh, and that pictorial warnings are very effective
The World Health Organisation has revealed that tobacco waste contains over 7000 toxic chemicals that poison the environment, including human carcinogens.
70,230 tobacco users screened in Coimbatore, Tirupur and Erode districts; 88 out of 1 lakh had oral cancer
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