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[Asia] Pakistan to attend tobacco conference in India with limited presence

Pakistan’s participation at an important global anti-tobacco conference in India will, at best, be limited, officials confirmed here on Friday. Islamabad will not be sending a delegation to the event, they said. They were, however, unable to say whether
Express Tribune (pk)
added Nov 6, 2016 17:06

[Asia, Thailand] New tobacco control bill aims to curb young smokers and product advertising

The National Legislative Assembly's readings of the long-awaited tobacco products control bill are planned to start on Friday after recently receiving cabinet approval.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Nov 6, 2016 16:46

[Asia, India] COP7 meeting resources

Between now and COP7 we will be adding various materials to this page, including policy papers, other advocacy resources and News items. Check regularly for updates.
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 5, 2016 13:54

[Asia, India] Parties to WHO-FCTC tobacco control treaty meet next week

“After 10 years, FCTC Parties have developed a detailed consensus on the measures needed to address the global tobacco epidemic. Starting next week, Parties must shift their focus to ensuring that the treaty is as effective as possible on the ground,” sai
Asian Tribune
added Nov 5, 2016 13:48

[Africa, Asia, India, Zimbabwe] Zim seeks voice at global tobacco forum

Stakeholders in the tobacco industry have raised concern over the exclusion of countries producing the crop... Zimbabwe signed the treaty in 2014 and was expected to participate in all discussions and hoped its considerations would be heard. In a statem
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 5, 2016 01:44

[Asia, Taiwan] Taichung to ban smoking in some outdoor arcades

City Government and four major convenience store chains are cooperating to introduce a ban on smoking in outdoor arcades starting in January. The city government said it has long received public complaints about second-hand smoke in the major chainstores
Taipei Times (tw)
added Nov 4, 2016 17:29

[Asia, India] CHAN: Every tobacco death is an avoidable tragedy. The epidemic must stop here

It is our task to reverse the tide, effecting an irreversible decline in the number of such deaths. We need history to show us that the turning point in the tobacco epidemic is now. We know what to do and we know how to do it. We now need to ensure that
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 6, 2016 17:24

[Asia] Amid ongoing tension, Pakistan to skip anti-tobacco meet in India

after a staff member of Pak's High Commission in New Delhi was detained by police for questioning over espionage charges. Pakistan on Friday announced that it will skip an international anti-tobacco conference in India next week amidst "ongoing tensions"
DNA India (in)
added Nov 6, 2016 16:50

[Asia, India] Vaping does not help people stop smoking, says WHO report

Countries should consider curbing the use of e-cigarettes because there is not enough evidence to show they help people stop smoking, according to a World Health Organisation report. Vaping will be on the agenda of a major meeting starting in India on M
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 4, 2016 23:43

[Asia] Pakistan will not attend tobacco conference in India

"It's a very important meeting on tobacco, but our visit doesn't appear feasible due to ongoing tensions," Saira Afzal Tarar, Pakistan's junior minister of health services regulation and coordination, told Reuters. Relations between Pakistan and India h
added Nov 4, 2016 22:53
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