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[Asia, China, UAE: Abu Dhabi] WHO urges tough tobacco control to improve peoples' health

The ongoing 16th world conference on tobacco or health discussed on Wednesday the methods of reducing global cigarette consumption as well as cigars and pipes amid rising smoking habits in emerging markets.
Global Times (cn)
added Mar 18, 2015 16:30
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[Asia, China, UAE: Abu Dhabi] WHO urges tough tobacco control to improve peoples' health

The ongoing 16th world conference on tobacco or health discussed on Wednesday the methods of reducing global cigarette consumption as well as cigars and pipes amid rising smoking habits in emerging markets.
Global Times (cn)
added Mar 18, 2015 16:30
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Bloomberg, Gates Launch Antitobacco Fund

they are joining forces now to counter a growing trend: the tobacco industry’s use of international trade agreements to challenge government antismoking moves. They are starting the fund with $4 million from their respective philanthropic foundations, and
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Mar 18, 2015 15:09
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[Australia, Uruguay] Bloomberg and Gates launch fund to fight Big Tobacco

Billionaires Mike Bloomberg and Bill Gates have launched an anti-smoking legal fund designed to help lower-income countries defend their tobacco-control laws against lawsuits by cigarette companies. The fund will raise the pressure on the tobacco industr
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 18, 2015 15:05
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[Australia, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Bloomberg Philanthropies & The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Launch Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund

to combat the tobacco industry’s use of international trade agreements to threaten and prevent countries from passing strong tobacco-control laws. Backed by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the new support for low and mid
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 18, 2015 14:12
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ZHENG/HUANG: Would raising tobacco tax in China unfairly burden the poor?

The key findings that a tobacco tax increase will generate huge health gains, billions of additional government tax revenue, and reduce expenditures on tobacco-related diseases, particularly for the low-income population, are of great policy, public healt
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 13, 2015 11:46
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The consequences of tobacco tax on household health and finances in rich and poor smokers in China: an extended cost-effectiveness analysis

The excise tax would increase overall household expenditures on tobacco by $376 billion ($232–505 billion), but decrease these expenditures by $21 billion (−$83 to $5 billion) in the lowest income quintile, and would reduce expenditures on tobacco-related
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 13, 2015 11:44
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Smoking ban in Austria: a long overdue step but still a lot to be done

tobacco control strategies with a specific target on young people, including the increase in cigarette tax and the ban of cigarette sale to those younger than 18 years, are urgently needed in Austria—if the country is to get rid of its shameful nickname o
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 13, 2015 11:42
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Exposing and addressing tobacco industry conduct in low-income and middle-income countries

The inexorable rise in global deaths from tobacco is increasingly driven by trends in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs)1 where, by 2030, it is estimated that 6·8 million of the 8·3 million tobacco-related deaths will occur.2 The changing glo
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 13, 2015 11:39
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A tobacco-free world: a call to action to phase out the sale of tobacco products by 2040

The time has come for the world to acknowledge the unacceptability of the damage being done by the tobacco industry and work towards a world essentially free from the sale (legal and illegal) of tobacco products. A tobacco-free world by 2040, where less
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 13, 2015 11:34
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