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Straw cigarettes are hand-rolled tobacco in a corn straw, common in Brazil and believed to be less harmful by consumers. Traditionally consumed in rural areas and by men, a recent increase in use among young people in urban areas was observed. This study assessed marketing appeals of straw cigarette packaging in Brazil.




Background Tobacco companies have maintained a profitable business in Singapore, despite its strong anti-tobacco climate and commitment to protect public health policymaking from tobacco industry interference in line with Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3. This study describes how tobacco companies influence policymaking in a highly regulated environment such as Singapore’s, where there is a strong government commitment to Article 5.3.

Fonte: https://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2021/08/26/tobaccocontrol-2021-056775



Documento elaborado pela The Union em parceria com a Tobacco Free-Kids e Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control sobre as condições de interferência da indústria do tabaco nas suas respectivas embalagens padronizadas e regulamentação de rotulagens.


THE UNION et al. Assessing Compliance with Tobacco Packaging and Labeling Regulations. [s.l.], 24 jul. 2020.



SARS-CoV-2 epidemics raises a considerable issue of public health at the planetary scale. There is a pressing urgency to find treatments based upon currently available scientific knowledge. Therefore, we tentatively propose a hypothesis which hopefully might ultimately help save lives. Based on the current scientific literature and on new epidemiological data which reveal that current smoking status appears to be a protective factor against the infection by SARS-CoV-2 [1], we hypothesize that the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) plays a key role in the pathophysiology of Covid-19 infection and might represent a target for the prevention and control of Covid-19 infection.

Fonte: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32720486/



As duas faces da indústria do tabaco durante a pandemia de COVID-19