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[UK-Scotland] How Edinburgh University doctor Judith Mackay took on the tobacco industry in Asia

Now, for the first time the Hong Kong-based campaigner has revealed the full extent of the threats she faced in her career, during which she was branded as the most dangerous woman in the world by the international tobacco industry. She told the Sunday
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 16:14
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[UK-Scotland] Doctors leaders call on blanket ban, as new laws are introduced making smoking in cars with children illegal

Dr Peter Bennie, BMA Scotland Chair, said: "The ban on smoking in cars with children is an important first step and we welcome this move to protect our most vulnerable. "Doctors witness first-hand the devastating effects of smoking-related harms on the
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 16:12
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[UK-Scotland] EDITORIAL: Anti-smoking legislation needs to maintain public support

. Extending a law which has gained public compliance and support would be likely to prove more acceptable. Doctors and health authorities in the meantime should continue their valuable work in informing the public of the dangers of passive smoking and bui
The Scotsman (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 16:10
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[UK] Call for Government to publish tobacco plan

Calls from a group of MPs for the Government to publish its promised new Tobacco Control Plan without further delay have been welcomed by campaign group Fresh. The Government committed to a new plan after the previous one expired in December 2015 and to p
North Tyneside Today (News Guardian) (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 16:08
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco firms told to go all-out in campaign against underage smoking

“If tobacco companies truly want to keep cigarettes out of our children’s hands, they needs to stop advertising near schools and targeting Indonesian children with advertisements that promote tobacco use,” Lentera Anak Foundation chair Lisda Sundari said
Jakarta Post (id)
added Dec 5, 2016 16:07
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Michael Bloomberg may be Big Tobacco’s biggest enemy

To date, the group has worked with 59 countries with a population of nearly 3.5 billion people to introduce tobacco-control laws and policies and with 36 countries to help them create systems to monitor tobacco use and policy implementation. In India, fo
Washington Post
added Dec 5, 2016 16:06
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Michael R. Bloomberg Commits $360 Million to Reduce Tobacco Use – Raising Total Giving on Tobacco Control Efforts to Nearly $1 Billion

The additional funds will enable tobacco control advocates and public health officials to expand and accelerate effective MPOWER policy strategies to Monitor tobacco use, Protect the public with smoke-free laws, Offer help to quit smoking, Warn about the
Bloomberg Philanthropies
added Dec 5, 2016 16:02
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Bloomberg Expands Effort to Curb Tobacco Use World-wide

is committing $360 million to be used between 2017 and 2022 to help raise tobacco taxes, implement smoke-free laws and pursue other strategies to curb tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies, the philanthropi
Dow Jones News Service
added Dec 5, 2016 16:00
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[UK] Illicit cigarettes 'easy to obtain' in Bradford, say undercover investigators

A test purchasing team, led by Will O'Reilly, a former Scotland Yard detective chief inspector, bought 37 lots of illicit products during a two-day visit to the city. Mr O'Reilly has been conducting research for cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris Inte
Bradford Telegraph and Argus (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 15:50
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco Burns: INTERVIEW

It is a critical time for us. An exponential growth in undocumented cigarette trade is weighing down on the legitimate players and government. The pressure is mounting by every passing day. The PTC and Philip Morris Pakistan are the only lawful cigarette
The News (pk)
added Dec 5, 2016 02:40
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