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[Russia] BULLETIN Day 3 (PDF)

the Article 19 expert group report…shows that adjusting procedural and evidentiary rules…can help governments and victims of tobacco addiction overcome the obstructionism and delay tactics to which tobacco companies typically resort when sued.
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 14, 2014 21:15

[Russia] BULLETIN Day 2 (PDF)

At cOp5, the foundations were finally laid to inspire a real global effort—including sustainable funding—to implement the fctc, with the decision to create a working group on sustainable measures to strengthen implementation of the whO fctc. for the firs
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 14, 2014 21:08

[Russia] BULLETIN Day 1 (PDF)

the most momentous item in committee A is the debate on (and, we hope, adoption of) guidelines on Article 6 (price and tax measures). ... The tobacco industry, a major sponsor of the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), is clearly worried by A
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 14, 2014 21:03

[Russia] COP6 Meeting resources page

The sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) takes place 13-18 October in Moscow, Russian Federation. The provisional agenda, information about registration, travel support and other
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 14, 2014 20:35

Armenian Health Minister to attend All-Russian Conference of Doctors

Muradyan went on a working visit to Moscow on Tuesday, the Ministry’s press service reported. As part of his visit, the official will attend the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). (am)
added Oct 14, 2014 20:31

[Pakistan] Govt asked to end exploitation of tobacco growers

- On the evening of the World Food Day, which is being marked across the world on October 16, The Network for Consumer Protection joins with public health and workers’ rights groups globally in calling on the tobacco industry to end exploitation of tobacc
Daily Times (pk)
added Oct 14, 2014 20:30

[Russia] A U.N. body just held a secret vote to raise the price of U.S. tobacco around the world

A World Health Organization panel on Tuesday removed members of the press and public from a meeting in Russia, then quickly adopted a recommendation calling for a huge tax hike on tobacco products around the world, one that would likely harm U.S. tobacco
The Blaze
added Oct 14, 2014 20:29

University of Alaska considering tobacco ban on its campuses

University of Alaska leaders are drafting a policy that could ban tobacco use at its statewide campuses as soon as next year. The momentum for a smoke-free university system in Alaska has steadily been building, thanks to student pressure and a larger shi
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Oct 14, 2014 20:26

[Russia] JOHNSON: UN’s health agency boots public, press to work on a global tobacco tax in secret

took a hostile and alarming turn on Monday when the public was kicked out of the meeting... It’s no wonder the convention’s delegates voted to ban the public. They obviously don’t want the world to see all the bad decisions they’re making.
Washington Times
added Oct 14, 2014 20:23

[Russia] UN Tobacco Summit Kicks Out Public

The United Nations is meeting under Vladimir Putin’s watchful eye — but outside the public’s — to build support for higher tobacco taxes and cigarette advertising bans. The sixth conference of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Toba
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Oct 14, 2014 20:21
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