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Pressure on ILO to stop taking funds from Big Tobacco

Nearly 200 organisations and individuals from around the world urged the International Labour Organization Monday to stop taking money from tobacco companies and to sever all ties with the industry. In a letter addressed to ILO's governing body members,
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:24
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[Australia] BARNSLEY/WALTERS: Filters: a cigarette engineering hoax that harms both smokers and the environment

We must not mislead Australians about a “safer” cigarette. There isn’t one. But without filters, the number of lethal lung cancers may be reduced, more smokers would quit because of the harsh taste, and fewer young people would start smoking.
The Conversation (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 01:13
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Calls on International Labor Organization to Drop the Tobacco Industry

A letter from nearly 200 public health organizations, labor rights groups and others sent to members of the ILO governing body this week describes how tobacco companies victimize farmers and other workers through practices including unfair pricing strate
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 17, 2017 01:08
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[Canada] Canadian health groups respond to Philip Morris International’s $1 billion research fund

“We risk repeating the tragedy of past decades unless the government moves quickly to ensure that the new challenges of e-cigarettes and so-called reduced risk products are addressed by reliable and uncontaminated research.”
Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
added Oct 14, 2017 16:10
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SCHARPING: Tobacco Companies Snuff Smoke, But Health Benefits Still Hazy

With indications that these devices are still harmful, though not as much as cigarettes, consumers are at risk of being deceived by marketing campaigns that take advantage of a lack of context and murky research to push an unsafe product. There’s also a
Discover Magazine
added Oct 14, 2017 08:39
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[UK] Thailand has banned smoking on its beaches – should Britain do the same?

“Cigarette butts are a major source of pollution, both on land and in our oceans, and more than five trillion cigarette filters are produced every year,” Deborah Arnott, chief executive of public health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), told Te
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 14, 2017 08:34
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Da COSTA e SILVA: Commentary on the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

The industry’s aim, after all, is not to help its customers but to profit from them. The tobacco industry’s new “partnerships” with supposedly independent organizations do constitute a serious threat, but we have a response to hand. It’s called the WH
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 14, 2017 08:16
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The Link Uniting Donors and Doers for Social Change

With the Bloomberg administration acting as a field catalyst, New York’s ban on smoking inside bars and restaurants spread to other cities.
New York Times
added Oct 14, 2017 08:01
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[Asia, Sri Lanka, Thailand] PEIRIS: An environment friendly decision

This decision taken by the government of Thailand is not only good for the environment but ultimately good for people’s health and the economy. It is high time that Sri Lanka government also take such decision to protect people's health as well as the en
Asian Tribune
added Oct 14, 2017 07:22
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JTI Now Certified Top Employer in Africa

has been officially certified for the first time as a Top Employer in Africa, demonstrating its status as an employer of choice that puts people first. This recognition was confirmed during a ceremony held yesterday evening in Johannesburg, South Africa,
PR Newswire
added Oct 13, 2017 21:09
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