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[Europe] Campaigners push to hitch tobacco control onto sustainable development agenda

Anti-tobacco campaigners from across Europe today (31 May) called on their national governments to use the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to drive forward tobacco control legislation. Although the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directi
added May 31, 2017 17:56

[Asia] Study: China Struggles to Kick World-Leading Cigarette Habit

A decade-long study has found that most smokers in China, the world's largest consumer of tobacco, have no intention of quitting and remain unaware of the damaging health effects.
AP - Associated Press
added May 31, 2017 16:47
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[Asia, India] Union Ministers urge people to quit tobacco

Vardhan tweeted that "as an ENT surgeon with long experience with millions of patients (I) can confirm Tobacco causes only DEATH (sic)". He also recalled the enactment of 'Delhi prohibition of smoking in public places and non smokers health protection A
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added May 31, 2017 16:09

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH eyes release of guidelines on smoking ban by July 16

hopes to complete the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on Executive Order (EO) No. 26 that bans smoking in public and enclosed places, before July 16, its chief said Tuesday. “We’re hoping that the IRR will come out before the 60 days that is out
Northbound Philippines News Online (ph)
added May 31, 2017 15:51

[Canada] GAGNON: Why the double standard for tobacco and marijuana?

Public explanation is needed as both marijuana and tobacco are addictive substances with known, and in some cases, similar, health risks...the health minister and Health Canada should acknowledge the importance of alternative products such as tobacco heat
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added May 31, 2017 15:50
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Pro-tobacco LDP clouds chances of indoor smoking ban in time for Tokyo Games

With the last day of the current Diet session looming, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has faced fierce opposition from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in advancing a bill to curb passive smoking. In a bid to win support from pro-tobacco LDP
Japan Times (jp)
added May 31, 2017 14:48

California politics updates: State lawmakers weigh in on hundreds of bills by week's end, apology sought for cutting off Waters' microphone

Californians would no longer be able to use tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, in public housing and within 25 of those buildings under a measure approved Tuesday by the state Assembly. Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) said the measur
Los Angeles Times
added May 31, 2017 14:14

ARNOTT: Some reflections on World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco Control Plan for England expired at the end of 2015 and to date there is no sign of its successor...On 1 July 2017 it will be the 10th anniversary of the implementation of smokefree legislation in England. A worthy date for publication of the next
added May 31, 2017 13:46
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[Asia, Pakistan] CTC calls for immediate implementation of pictorial health warning

This is the call of the Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan (CTC-Pak) on World No Tobacco Day. While the world is going for stricter tobacco control policies, the people of Pakistan are still waiting for the government to fulfill its two year-old comm
The News (pk)
added May 31, 2017 00:39

[New York] THOMAS: Take it from a cardiologist: Tobacco sales should be restricted to 21 and over

As a health-care provider, it is my job to speak out to break the cycle of tobacco addiction, and that’s exactly what legislation that’s been proposed to raise the age of sale for tobacco products in New York would do — and our lawmakers have just a few w
New York Journal News
added May 31, 2017 00:37
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