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  • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
  • BAT Uganda wants ban on e-cigarettes lifted

  • British American Tobacco Uganda has asked the government to lift a ban on e-cigarettes as it seeks growth opportunities in a tough business environment.

    “We are in talks with the regulator of the tobacco industry to see if the law can be reviewed,” Mathu Kiunjuri, the managing director of BAT Uganda, said at a briefing at the Uganda Securities Exchange on Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Uganda Intensifies Fight Against Tobacco Consumption

  • Dr Hafsa Lukwata gives a firm answer when asked about the Tobacco industry in Uganda: “We know the tobacco industry has a million tricks up its sleeve to promote tobacco consumption. We will not give up until we save the lives of innocent Ugandans.” A public health practitioner, heading the mental health program in Uganda’s Ministry of Health, Dr Lukwata has devoted her personal and professional life to tackling the scourge of Tobacco consumption in Uganda. “Ugandans have been hoodwinked to think that Tobacco growing improves their livelihoods while consumption is looked at as a leisure activity, of which none is true”, she notes. The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies tobacco as (..)

  • Friday, April 03, 2020

  • As new data and studies are emerging on the SARS-CoV-2, we will be  constantly upgrading technical information. The present upgrade incorporates information on (1) more recent misinformation (Bloomberg News),  (2) new data on COVID-19 vs smoking and (3) more information on environmental vapor

  • Friday, April 03, 2020
  • Science In Crisis | Precipitous fall from Climate, to Vaping to COVID19 | RegWatch (Live)

  • Marc Morano is quite simply the world’s number one climate contrarian, a dogged opponent of hysterical science, and a denier of the prophecies of climate doom. In this episode of RegWatch, Morano joins to discuss the crisis in science that many have recognized with regard to vaping and are now becoming aware of due to the disastrous, catastrophic, overreaction to COVID19 by the scientific community and public health agencies the world over.

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020

  • A good reference reviewing the available evidence on the relation between smoking, vaping and COVID-
    19 is the article written by Farsalinos, Barbouni and Nyaura [10] (see also the professional blog entry of

    Farsalinos [11]). The authors conclude after reviewing the data from five studies on patients infected by
    SARS-CoV-2 that the relation between smoking cigarettes and the severity of COVID-19 in infected
    Chinese patients is uncertain and even protective (bearing in mind that 52.1% of Chinese men smoke
    whereas only 2.7% of women do).

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • Smokers At Higher Risk Of Severe COVID-19 During Coronavirus Outbreak

  • A leading expert has warned that smokers are likely at increased risk of more severe COVID-19, compared to non-smokers, suggesting that now would be a particularly good time to try and quit or cut down.

    “There’s not very much data at this point on COVID-19 in smokers, but we do know from reports from China, smokers seem to be over-represented in groups of people who have severe or critical COVID-19,” said J. Taylor Hays, M.D. Director of the Nicotine Dependence center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.