Focus on Health

World No Tobacco Day 2019

More than seven million people in the world still die from smoking each year. Even the tobacco industry no longer deny that it is their products that kill people. Now the industry claims to have created solutions that would improve the lives of smokers. “Anyone who denies that technology can help diminish the harmfulness of […] Read on...

Cannabis – no harmless wonder medicine

According to the 2017 UN World Drug Report, 183 million people worldwide use cannabis and the trend is increasing, thus making cannabis by far the most used illegal drug. Cannabis is used in the form of marijuana (dried inflorescences and leaves), hashish (resin of flowers mixed with plant parts) or hashish oil (viscous extract from […] Read on...

US Surgeon General: E-cigarettes are unsafe for young people

The ever-growing evidence that electronic cigarettes are dangerous to health and significantly increase the risk of the user turning to tobacco cigarettes, has led the US Surgeon General to warn parents, children and youth to avoid e-cigarettes and live a tobacco-free life. Read on...

Switzerland: New Federal Act on tobacco products

On December 8th the Swiss National Council is going to vote on the proposal of the Federal Council regarding the new Federal Act on tobacco products. According to this Act, tobacco product manufacturers will no longer be allowed to advertise in newspapers, on posters, in cinemas or online portals. Distribution of free samples or sponsoring […] Read on...