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Cigarette butts have become world’s most discarded waste, says WHO

Cigarette butts have become world’s most discarded waste, says WHO

The World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control says cigarette butts have become the most discarded waste item worldwide, with some 4.5 trillion thrown away each year, representing 1.69 billion pounds of toxic trash annually. WHO-FCTC said various studies indicated that this was compounded and accelerated as bans on indoor smoking took effect in many of […] …

Adewole: Tobacco, alcohol taxes should be increased — and used to fund health budget

Adewole: Tobacco, alcohol taxes should be increased — and used to fund health budget

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says consumption taxes on products like alcohol and tobacco should be increased and used for the funding of healthcare. In February, TheCable reported that Kemi The post Adewole: Tobacco, alcohol taxes should be increased — and used to fund health budget appeared first on TheCable.

E-Cigarettes as dangerous as regular cigarettes – Expert

E-Cigarettes as dangerous as regular cigarettes – Expert

Yinka Badejo A Respiratory Physician, Dr Cafetan Onyedum, has advised smokers against e-cigarettes, saying although they were perceived as safer, the way they affected the body suggested otherwise. Onyedum noted, in an interview with our correspondent, that E-cigarettes did not contain tobacco like the regular cigarette but they still held plenty of nicotine, and could […] …

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