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WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control celebrates 10 years

Dr. Vera Silva, head of the Convention Secretariat, said the WHO FCTC has enabled parties to make many significant achievements in tobacco control, with 80 percent of countries having strengthened their tobacco control legislation, increasing the cost of
Xinhua Newswire
added Feb 27, 2015 10:27

WHO FCTC celebrates its 10th anniversary

On 27 February 2015, the WHO FCTC will reach the milestone of 10 years since it entered into force: a decade of saving lives. In order to mark the accomplishments of the Parties during this decade, the Convention Secretariat is organizing an event, on the
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:08

[New Zealand] 10th anniversary of international tobacco control treaty

Smokefree Coalition wants New Zealanders everywhere to mark the tenth anniversary of an international tobacco control treaty by striking a blow against Big Tobacco.
Voxy (nz)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:08

[Ireland] Reilly to restrict tenders from firms linked to tobacco group

Reilly is taking steps to prevent any firm which has a contract with a tobacco group from tendering to work for bodies under his remit, among them the child and family agency Tusla. The development comes on foot of the Minister’s disquiet that solicitors
Irish Times (ie)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:07

Ireland passes EU's first tobacco plain packaging law

Under the new law, branding of all forms is forbidden on the packaging, including logos and colours. Tobacco products will have a uniform packaging containing graphic health warnings. “We are creating legislation which will be historic and will be of r
IBTimes (uk)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:05

[Ireland] We will not be bullied on plain cigarette packets, says Reilly

“We do so despite legal threats from the lawyers for the tobacco industry,’’ Dr Reilly added. “We do so despite an extraordinary legal letter demanding that we stop and stop immediately.’’ Dr Reilly was speaking during the final stage debate on the Publi
Irish Times (ie)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:04
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[UK] Half million youngsters to die smoking unless we make changes, warns charity

Young people under the age of 16 are still starting to smoke Cancer Research UK estimates that 2.7 million of today’s 12 million children younger than 16 will become smokers.
The [London, UK] Express
added Feb 27, 2015 09:47

[Florida] Editorial: Don't change law to limit damages for Big Tobacco

The Florida Legislature should beat back the tobacco industry’s latest attempt to avoid taking responsibility for misleading smokers about the dangers of its products....Lawmakers should make sure Floridians' right to a jury trial and to collect punitive
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Feb 27, 2015 09:42

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco sales rack in $200m in two months

export earnings have clocked $200 million from a sale of 28 million kilogrammes of the golden leaf since the beginning of the year, latest statistics indicate. Statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) show that a sum of $40 million
Chronicle (zw)
added Feb 27, 2015 09:41

[California] San Mateo aiming for smoke ban: City Council prioritizes addressing secondhand smoke in apartments

Confronted by increasing complaints about the harmful impacts of smoking in apartment buildings, the City Council officially stepped on board in considering protective measures during its annual goal-setting study session Wednesday night.
San Mateo (CA) Daily Journal
added Feb 27, 2015 09:35
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