EU renews importance of reducing tobacco consumption

Wed, 31 May 2023 - 09:53 GMT

This is why this year, we will be proposing new recommendations to our Member States on promoting smoke-free environments to further reduce the use of tobacco and protect our citizens, it added.

May 31 marks World No Tobacco Day

Tue, 31 May 2022 - 09:24 GMT

Tobacco use is the single most important cause of preventable death globally.

May 31 marks World No-Tobacco Day

Mon, 31 May 2021 - 09:23 GMT

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally, given that it currently kills one in ten adults worldwide.

WHO: Smoking kills 22 victims per day

Fri, 31 May 2019 - 11:25 GMT

Every year, Tobacco kills over 8 million people and 2 million victims of negative smoking.

Philip Morris’s 'unjust' deal leaves Eastern Tobacco Company LE 200M short

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 - 12:05 GMT

The Eastern Company was pressured by PMI to settle to $5.8 as the manufacturing fees of 1,000 cigarettes among Zero to 15 billion cigarettes.

Delhi city govt lifts ban on Bloomberg-funded tobacco control charity

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 - 09:50 GMT

A small Indian non-profit group funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies can carry out tobacco-control work in New Delhi after authorities lifted a ban on its activities.

Egypt launches WHO tobacco control Project

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 11:42 GMT

Egypt has been a Party to the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since 2005.

Eastern Company anticipates 20% hike in revenues

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 - 02:33 GMT

In a filing to the EGX, the company, headed by Managing Director Hany Aman, explained that it anticipates that the increase will come through hike in exports and local sales.

Blowing Off steam

Sat, 30 Jun 2018 - 12:26 GMT

Almost 12.6 million Egyptians are smokers, making up 20.2 percent of the total population, according to CAPMAS.

France orders tobacco industry: stub out cigarette butt pollution

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 - 02:31 GMT

France will force tobacco companies to help end the scourge of cigarette butts that litter streets and contaminate water.

Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death, disease

Thu, 31 May 2018 - 03:40 GMT

Fewer people are smoking worldwide, especially women, but only one country in eight is on track to meet a target of reducing tobacco use significantly by 2025.

Egypt aims to raise tobacco tax revenues by $402M in 2018/19

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 - 10:28 GMT

The country is targeting around LE 58.524 billion ($3.33 billion) in revenues from tobacco taxes.

Maryland high school on lockdown after shooting

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 01:13 GMT

A Maryland high school was on lockdown following a shooting on Tuesday morning, the local school district said in a statement.

With Roman law doctrine, India moves to stub out tobacco industry rights

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 - 11:25 GMT

The Indian government is pushing the Supreme Court to apply a rarely used doctrine that would strip the $11 billion tobacco industry's legal right to trade.

Why good? Why bad? New health insurance law discussed

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 - 01:54 GMT

Egyptian Parliament finally approved the new national health insurance law, raising a stormy debate between the Egyptian Medical Syndicate and parliamentarians.

'Smoking kills,' US tobacco firms say in court-ordered ads

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 - 09:37 GMT

Smoking kills an average 1,200 Americans daily, US tobacco companies admitted Sunday in court-ordered "corrective statements" published in newspapers.

Recent Cigarettes’ prices push EAST stock 5% up

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 - 02:47 GMT

Eastern Co SAE (EAST) stock closed at LE 334.76, registering a five percent hike.

Art in the battle against bad habits

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 - 11:58 GMT

“Every person should look for an impetus to break their bad habits,” said Abdel Rahman al-Habrouk to Egypt Today.

India threatens Philip Morris with 'punitive action' over alleged violations

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 - 01:56 GMT

The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with "punitive action" over the tobacco giant's alleged violation of the country's anti-smoking laws.

Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 - 03:00 GMT

In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a sheet of paper making portraits with tobacco.