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[Africa, Tanzania] JINGI: INTEGRITY FIRST : How tobacco politics impacts on human development

it is my belief that Tanzania has no reason to continue and promote tobacco farming, rather our politicians must now change their mindset in persuading tobacco farmers to substitute tobacco farming for other crops. Health is source of wealth.
The Citizen (tz)
added Jun 11, 2017 13:37
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[Asia] 81L Indians quit tobacco in 7 yrs

Almost 81 lakh Indians quit tobacco in the last seven years, showcasing the impact of anti-tobacco campaigns. The campaigns, however, had only a limited reach among the people from a poor socio-economic background as khaini (smokeless tobacco) and bidi
Deccan Herald (in)
added Jun 9, 2017 12:16
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[Asia] Health Minister J P Nadda gets WHO award for India's tobacco control initiatives

Union Health Minister J P Nadda was today conferred the WHO Director-General's Special Recognition Award for accelerating India's tobacco control initiatives and taking bold measures to protect people against hazards of tobacco use.
Zee News (in)
added Jun 8, 2017 16:18
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[Asia] India Acts to Save Lives by Taxing Cigarettes, Bidis at Highest Rate

The GST negotiations in India featured intensive lobbying by every sector of the tobacco industry, including major cigarette companies, bidi “barons” and smokeless tobacco manufacturers. By subjecting tobacco to the highest GST rate, the government of In
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 8, 2017 14:41
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Advances Against Heart Disease Haven't Reached America's Poor: Studies

Poor people aren't getting the public health support they need to quit smoking and obtain good medical care so they can control their blood pressure -- or prevent high blood pressure in the first place, said Lloyd-Jones. He's chair of preventive medicin
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 8, 2017 03:58
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[Asia, India] SHUKLA: Food, nay tobacco, for thought

unless we bring the affected community centre stage, alongside specialists and experts, we can happily (or rather sadly) keep on observing World No Tobacco Day forever.
Citizen News Service (CNS) (in)
added Jun 7, 2017 01:45
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[Netherlands] Fewer Dutch graduates smoke but the tobacco industry is thriving Health

new figures on Wednesday which show that the government’s efforts to discourage smoking have had more of an impact on people with university and college degrees than on the low-skilled. The number of graduates who smoke has gone down from 34% in 1989 to 1
DutchNews.nl (nl)
added Jun 6, 2017 19:19
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[Rhode Island] Providence Mayor Vetoes Measure Banning Smoking Downtown

In a letter to the council, Elorza says that while the ban is ostensibly about smoking, the true target is the homeless community. He says the ordinance would criminalize poverty, be a waste of police resources and be ineffective.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 5, 2017 21:02
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] HealthJustice wants more control over tobacco

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, supports the [WHO] in calling all countries to prioritize and accelerate tobacco control efforts as part of the responses to the 2030
Manila Times (ph)
added Jun 3, 2017 16:12
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[Senegal] Smoking: Africa Fights Back

"This is clearly the goal: Africans younger than 25 years of age represent a market of 700 million people," says Oumar Ndao. Recognizing the threat, the Senegalese government took action, voting in 2014 for anti-smoking legislation that is among the stri
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
added Jun 2, 2017 21:40
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