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WHO tells governments to reject Philip Morris-funded smoking foundation

The foundation's founder and president-designate, Derek Yach, a former senior official at the WHO, said more collaboration, not less, was needed to win the war on smoking. "I am deeply disappointed, therefore, by WHO's complete mischaracterisation of th
CNBC
added Sep 30, 2017 01:28
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[Asia, Mid-east] UAE doctors stand firm over e-cigarettes despite UK backing

Annual 'Stoptober' campaign to feature controversial e-cigarettes for the first time in UK as UAE ban continues
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:26
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[California] Calif. appeals court affirms $3.75 million judgment against cigarette manufacturer

All of the defendants but one settled, and Tajie Major proceeded to trial against only Lorillard Tobacco Company...has since been acquired by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, which was one of the original defendants in the action.
Legal NewsLine
added Sep 30, 2017 01:24
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[Australia] Andrew Forrest to take on tobacco companies

Mining magnate Andrew Forrest is reportedly preparing to sue big tobacco companies for potentially billions of dollars on behalf of smokers. It's comes after a landmark Canadian lawsuit, where a judge ordered tobacco companies to pay $15.6 billion in da
Sky News (au)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:22
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[Canada] ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S RICHEST CITIZENS IS PREPARING TO TAKE ON BIG TOBACCO

on behalf of smokers as part of an unprecedented “assault” on the industry. Philanthropist and iron ore magnate Andrew Forrest...is privately seeking legal advice from some of Australia’s most expensive QCs. It’s understood the court action would be bas
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:22
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[Asia] Full Text: Development of China's Public Health as an Essential Element of Human Rights (4)

the government is continuing to tighten control on the use of tobacco and implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. In 2014, Shenzhen began to activate the Regulations of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on Smoking Control; in 2015, Bei
Xinhua Newswire
added Sep 30, 2017 01:17
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[Asia, India] ‘Second hand smoke a major problem’

Tobacco control efforts in India have been handicapped by the industry’s influence on the political set-up, but the latest survey showing a decline in tobacco users has buoyed activists. In an interview to ARCHANA PHULL in Shimla, Dr Rana spoke of his c
The Statesman (in)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:16
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] CSC wants bigger Ombudsman role vs tobacco industry interference

THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Friday pushed for the inclusion of the Office of the Ombudsman in the effort to protect the government against interference from the tobacco industry. In a press conference launching the Tobacco Industry Interference
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:15
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, Latin America] C'bean health ministers agree on new agenda to attain universal health by 2030

The new strategy aims to accelerate the implementation of these four measures, which are part of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), PAHO said, noting that the treaty was ratified in 2005, “but its implementation has been uneven in a
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:14
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Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared

"Tobacco smoking is a major contributor to chronic respiratory disease mortality," she said. "But there is often a substantial lag between initiating smoking and experiencing negative health outcomes, so the increase and peak in smoking prevalence that o
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 29, 2017 17:54
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