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[Asia, India] Delhi under cloud of smog, considers traffic measures to ease pollution

A million school children were forced to stay at home, thousands of employees reported sick and long queues formed outside shops selling face masks on Monday as New Delhi struggled with its worst pollution for nearly 20 years. The Indian capital's gover
Reuters
added Nov 8, 2016 23:02
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[Asia, India] SCIENTISTS URGE CENTRE FOR POLICY TO HELP QUIT SMOKING

Ahead of the 7th Conference of Parties meeting of the World Health Organization's Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC), two top Indian scientists have asked the central government to formulate a policy that can help people to quit smoking
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Nov 8, 2016 22:52
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[Asia, India] Reporters Banned From Global Anti-Tobacco Conference

Delegates voted unanimously to ban journalists from the remaining sessions of the biennial legislative conference of World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Journalists called the decision “outrageous” and “shocking,”
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Nov 8, 2016 22:44
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[Asia, India] Kerala private hospitals declared tobacco smoke-free

Global body to host conference on health at workplaces in Kerala's private healthcare sector today declared all its institutions tobacco smoke-free as part of its patient-welfare and public health measure. The private sector which caters to over 70 per
Business Standard (in)
added Nov 8, 2016 20:10
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[Asia, India, Sri Lanka] Lanka to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products

Sri Lanka is planning to introduce plain packaging of all tobacco products in a new step to curb its consumption, President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday. Stating consumption of smokeless tobacco was an alarming issue in Sri Lanka and the entire re
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Nov 8, 2016 19:03
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[Asia, India] Smoking warning as researchers reveal 'largest preventable cause of disease on the planet' kills six million people a year

if current trends continue, the World Health Organization predicts more than 1 billion tobacco-related deaths this century. Starting Monday, representatives from at least 178 countries are meeting for five days in the Indian capital to discuss how they
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 7, 2016 18:42
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[Asia, India] Experts urge WHO to back tobacco harm-reduction strategies at CoP7

Ahead of the conference, a coalition of top tobacco harm-reduction experts warned that "one in two life-long smokers will die prematurely from a smoking-related disease"... The Tobacco Harm Reduction Expert Group includes Konstantinos E. Farsalinos of th
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Nov 7, 2016 18:07
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[Asia, India] World Health Organization in need of intensive care / World Taxpayers Funding Failing International Organization (PDF)

Given the FCTC’s expense to taxpayers, attacks on journalists and the public at large, and wrongheaded policy decisions, perhaps these countries are on the right track. It would be better to starve the FCTC of funds and watch it disappear than allow it
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
added Nov 7, 2016 15:42
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[Asia, India] MOONEY: Taxpayer-funded UN anti-tobacco convention closes out the press

By pushing for excessive levels of taxation and burdensome regulations, the FCTC's efforts could very well give rise to organized criminal activity... A critical turning point in FCTC history came in 2012 when it created the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit
Washington DC Examiner
added Nov 7, 2016 15:34
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[Asia, India] Taxpayer Groups Call on UN’s Anti-Tobacco Convention to Allow Media Coverage

the coalition of taxpayer advocacy groups say in the letter... The fact that the U.N. hosts World Press Freedom Day while banning journalists from the events of an affiliated organization is “hypocritical and despicable,” one American reporter told The D
Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation)
added Nov 7, 2016 15:18
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