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[Asia, India] Govt circulates cabinet note to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco

the health ministry has circulated a draft cabinet note for approval of signing of the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products developed under international treaty of World Health Organisation's Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (FCT
Times of India
added Dec 3, 2016 02:37
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[Asia, Pakistan] One person in every 10 seconds dies of COPD

Around 90 per cent of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD deaths occur in low and middle-income countries including Pakistan where cigarette smoking is the most commonly encountered risk factor for COPD, health experts warned on Thursday.
Daily Times (pk)
added Dec 2, 2016 05:31
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Global burden of all-cause and cause-specific mortality due to smokeless tobacco use: systematic review and meta-analysis

SLT is responsible for a large number of deaths worldwide with the South-East Asian region bearing a substantial share of the burden.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 1, 2016 05:36
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[Africa, Asia, India, Nigeria] COP7 vistas and the tobacco epidemic

It took the intervention of the leader of the Nigerian delegation, Professor Ukoli Onawefe and a few other vocal members of the team to steer the erring delegates back to the path of honour. Some other delegations also had their share of very disturbing
The Cable Newspaper (ng)
added Nov 30, 2016 04:49
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[Asia, Japan] Ahead of 2020, will secondhand smoke end?

consumer groups and nurse organizations called for strict regulations, saying, “Imposing penalties, rather than just urging efforts, is necessary.” Meanwhile, restaurant industry groups and others voiced strong opposition, bringing up arguments such as, “
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Nov 29, 2016 21:36
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[Asia] China to Issue Nationwide Smoking Ban in Public Places

China expects to issue a nationwide regulation banning smoking in public places before the end of the year, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission. The regulation is listed on the State Council’s legislative plans for this year,
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Nov 29, 2016 21:29
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[Asia] China to introduce national smoking ban in public places

A national regulation banning smoking in public places is expected to be issued by the end of this year, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission. The regulation is undergoing legislative process, Mao Qun'an, an official with the
Xinhua Newswire
added Nov 29, 2016 21:18
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[Asia, China] BOREHAM: Smoking ban welcome but raising awareness is the key

In China I definitely feel that I am a guest, so I will very rarely speak up as I would back home in New Zealand when I think someone is doing something they shouldn’t be. But when I encounter smokers in elevators, public toilets (why do so many people
Shanghai Daily (cn)
added Nov 29, 2016 16:52
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[Asia, India] Thailand on front lines of tobacco control

Thailand has won praise from a United Nations conference on tobacco control for its success in fighting off legal challenges from the tobacco industry in the last two years. Thailand requires some of the world's largest pictorial warnings and is moving
Bangkok Post (th)
added Nov 29, 2016 16:20
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[Asia] China’s Lung Cancer Epidemic is a Global Problem

China is going to need all the help it can get from international partners and institutions...Given the increasing importance to the world economy of a healthy and plentiful Chinese workforce, their success or failure in this endeavor is of global signifi
Modern Diplomacy
added Nov 29, 2016 03:52
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