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[Asia, India] Here's how big tobacco manipulates negotiations

Cloe Franko, Senior International Organizer, Challenge Big Tobacco, Corporate Accountability International told DNA that the tobacco industry is notorious for infiltrating negotiations. “In previous COPs they have entered as nation party delegations or
DNA India (in)
added Nov 6, 2016 16:50

[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, Sri Lanka] Maithripala Sirisena to be the special speaker for anti-tobacco conference hosted by India

Maithripala Sirisena is a strong advocate of tobacco control and successfully implemented laws to display pictorial warnings up to 80% on both sides of cigarette packets in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will arrive in India on Sun
DNA India (in)
added Nov 6, 2016 16:48

[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
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[Asia, Pakistan] HYAT: Up in smoke

Nicotine in any form, whether it comes as the stylish e-cigarette, sheesha, or the more mundane paper rolled cigarette, or ‘beedi’, is lethal and is directly linked to death. Of course, it is not easy to persuade young people not to play with death. For
The News (pk)
added Nov 6, 2016 13:35

[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] Indian network challenges official OK for CSR by tobacco industry

A multi-faceted campaign by a tobacco control organization has put the brakes on a plan to permit so-called ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) activities by the tobacco industry in India. Three years after the Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Tobacco
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 5, 2016 13:54

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Tobacco Industry Interference Index (PDF)

This third report shows that a few countries are moving forward in their efforts to implement the FCTC Article 5.3 Guidelines; however, others are facing increased industry interference. Overall, there still remains much room for improvement in the imp
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Nov 5, 2016 13:52

[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

[Asia, India] Ex-min's widow hits out at tobacco sector

The widow of former state FDA minister Satish Pednekar, who died of oral cancer in 2011, has written to the prime minister's officer (PMO) and the home minister asking for 'surgical strikes' on the tobacco industry. Sumitra Pednekar has urged the governme
Times of India
added Nov 5, 2016 01:55
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