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  • COVID-19 pandemic, considered as a major health challenge in the world, has  led  to deaths, business  closures,  loss  of  income  and livelihoods, a  rise  in  mental  distress and an inevitable impact  on  health behaviours. As COVID-19 is a respiratory disease lot of speculations do arise... [read more]
  • COVID-19, caused by a coronavirus, was first reported in Wuhan, Hubei province in China, on 31 December 2019. Since then the virus started to spread all over the world at an alarming rate. On 11 March  2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) upgraded the status of the COVID-19 outbreak from epidem... [read more]
  • Afghanistan is a landlocked multiethnic country located in the heart of south-central Asia. The country has a ubiquitous tobacco culture, resulting in thousands of deaths each year. The most common tobacco products invading Afghanistan are Naswar (used through mouth or nose), Cigarettes, Water Pipe ... [read more]
  • This post was published in the "International Network of woman against Tobacco" journal, November 2019 Volume. Link to the publication- International Network of Woman against Tobacco Sri Lanka, a small island nation in South Asia, hosts a population of 20.2 million people. Influenced by Buddhi... [read more]
  • In May 2019, addressing a press briefing, Minister of Finance, Mangala Samaraweera announced the government’s willingness to entertain applications from cigarette importers. He also declared that the government is considering a proposal to import Chinese cigarettes. Minister further justified this a... [read more]
  • Director’s Cut 1: The birth of a baby It was sometime in the latter half of the year 2017. The same time, or just before the time, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World thing got off the ground. Just before the FCTC Knowledge Hub on Article 5.3 was launched. Yes, that was the time we here in CCT ... [read more]