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ARCHIVE: Letter to Uganda govt on breach to tobacco control law at ongoing ILO session of governing body

l at the ongoing International Labout Organization (ILO) session of the governing body.... This position is however contrary to Uganda’s policy by virtue of its being party to the WHO FCTC with specific reference to Article 5.3 and part viii of the Uganda
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Sep 23, 2018 19:51
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[Australia, Canada, New Zealand] Commercial tobacco and indigenous peoples: a stock take on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control progress [FREE FULL TEXT]

There is some evidence that progress is being made towards reducing indigenous commercial tobacco use, including the implementation of indigenous-focused initiatives. However, there are significant gaps and inconsistencies in reporting. Strengthening FCTC
Tobacco Control
added Sep 23, 2018 15:13
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[Hong Kong] Poll: The people want timely tobacco alternatives

Hong Kong-based consumer advocate factasia.org is urging the government to regulate and allow the sale of alternative tobacco products, claiming consumers have the right to choose what they buy and use. The group justifies this appeal on Tuesday based o
Harbour Times (hk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:54
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[UK] Just one in 10 of us will be smokers in 2023, say health officials

Public Health England (PHE) said that smoking rates among adults in England are expected to fall from the current level of 14.9% to around 10% by 2023. The number of smokers in England has fallen by more than a million since 2014, it added. The estimat
Press Association (uk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:37
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[UK] Jeremy Kyle calls on smokers to quit during Stoptober

Kyle, who recently became a grandfather, is now an ex-smoker, having enjoyed cigarettes for more than half of his life. The 53-year-old smoked for 35 years. "If I can quit, I honestly believe anyone can quit," said Jeremy Kyle
Press Association (uk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:35
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[UK] Death map of the world: Major report of 180 countries reveals how many people will die before their 70th birthday (so, how does your nation rank?)

'NCDs are the main cause of premature death for most countries. 'Poverty, uncontrolled marketing of alcohol and tobacco by multinational industries, and weak health care systems are making chronic diseases a larger danger to human health than traditional
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:07
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[UK] Proof the ban on having cigarettes on show on shelves worked! 17% fewer children buy them in shops now it's illegal

The UK Government made it illegal to have cigarettes on show on the shelf in 2015 in a crackdown on smoking. And now scientists have found the number of children who have bought cigarettes from a shop since the ban has dropped by 17 per cent. In the fi
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:04
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[UK] Tobacco display ban linked to fewer children buying cigarettes

tobacco display bans may have an important role in reducing the number of child smokers. But it also revealed more worrying findings, suggesting that more than two in three child smokers had not been refused cigarettes when they last attempted to buy the
Press Association (uk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:03
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[UK] Thousands of British women are dying too young because they 'try to drink, eat and smoke like men', with many developing diabetes, heart disease and cancer

Cancer Research UK said lung cancer rates are still peaking among women, years after they fell for men. This is because many women in the UK took up smoking in the 1960s and 1970s – but were slower to give up when men started kicking the habit a few dec
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:00
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[Switzerland] E-cigarette industry agrees to voluntary sales ban for minors

Swiss producers of electronic cigarettes, and several retail outlets that sell such products, have agreed to a voluntary ban on the sale to minors until a Swiss law change comes into effect. The code of conduct from the consortium of tobacco manufacture
swissinfo (Swiss Radio International) (ch)
added Sep 21, 2018 21:59
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