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[Switzerland] Cost of cigarettes must rise to reflect environmental damage from tobacco industry, WHO says

Annual tobacco production contributes almost 84 million tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions to climate change... The price of a packet of cigarettes should rise to reflect the wide-ranging environmental damage caused by the tobacco industry, fr
The Independent (uk)
added Oct 3, 2018 19:14

UN: Tobacco Kills Not Just People, but the Environment

Health officials say smoking not only kills about 7 million people every year, but has a devastating impact on the environment _ contributing to deforestation, water and soil depletion and acidification.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 3, 2018 09:06

Cigarettes have a significant impact on the environment, not just health

These impacts include climate change from energy and fuel consumption, water and soil depletion, and acidification. The global cultivation of tobacco requires substantial land use, water consumption, pesticides and labour – all finite resources that migh (
added Oct 3, 2018 07:42
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[UK] Pressure on Highland Council to 'stub out' unethical investments

HIGHLAND Council could review its stake-holding in tobacco, alcohol and weapons companies. Opposition to such selections was spelled out by Ross-shire councillor Angela MacLean amid long running anger about the ethics of the local authority investing mil
Inverness Courier (uk)
added Oct 1, 2018 17:19

[Asia, India] CHOWDHERY: Smoke and mirrors: Why TN must reverse ban on e-cigarettes

Times of India
added Oct 2, 2018 18:33

[Malawi] Alliance One Receives 2018 Golden Leaf Award for Most Impressive Public Service Initiative

has received the Golden Leaf Award in the Most Impressive Public Service Initiative category at the 2018 Golden Tobacco Networking Forum in London, England, for its efforts to address water scarcity challenges in Malawi.
PR Newswire
added Sep 28, 2018 15:19

In These Red States, the Health of More Than 450,000 People Is on the Ballot / The Koch brothers and Big Tobacco are fighting initiatives to expand Medicaid in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, and Utah.

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group funded by the Koch brothers and which poured millions into persuading Republican legislatures to reject Medicaid expansion, are fighting the measures, but so far the group’s opposition has amounted mostly t
The Nation
added Sep 28, 2018 20:12

MSCI Launches Ex Tobacco Involvement Indexes

announced today the launch of a suite of Global Ex Tobacco Involvement Indexes. “There is growing demand for exclusionary indexes globally, including interest among the world’s largest pension and endowment funds for tobacco exclusion benchmarks”
Business Wire
added Sep 28, 2018 03:56

[Australia] CHAPMAN: Why did you get into this work? An essay on public health leadership and ongoing battles

The common thread in all of these issues are the efforts of industries, lobby groups and determined, often obsessed individuals to thwart evidence-based public health policy and practice which threatens these industries or the cult-like belief systems of
Croakey (au)
added Sep 26, 2018 02:31

[New York] Philip Morris International joins Concordia as a 2018 Programming Sponsor

The two organizations will strive to improve cross-sector dialogue on innovation and regulation regarding reduced harm products, while working towards the common goal of improving the overall health of all people and the planet. Additionally, this relati
added Sep 26, 2018 02:24
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