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[Burundi] SOCIETY No Tobacco Day: “Two patients out of five are hospitalized due to smoking”

According to the recent studies conducted by the Ministry of Health, 20% of residents of Kirundo province are smokers, 14.5% of students in primary and secondary schools in the capital Bujumbura are smokers while between 9% and 10% of them in the country
IWACU English News (bi)
added Jun 2, 2017 03:30
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What smoking cigarettes means for the future of our planet

Tobacco is a monocrop, meaning that farmers only grow tobacco plants on a set amount of land each year. That matters because many monocrops are regularly treated with chemicals — insecticides, fungicides, fumigants, herbicides, growth inhibitors and ripe
Mic
added Jun 2, 2017 03:30
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[Africa, Ghana] Ministry of Health outdoors Legislative Instrument on Tobacco control

A legislative Instrument (LI) to control the use of Tobacco in Ghana, has been launched by the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service at a ceremony to commemorate the 2017 World No-Tobacco Day in Accra.
ghanabusinessnews.com (gh)
added Jun 2, 2017 03:29
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[Montana] KINGFISHER: Tobacco industry threatens sustainable development

Local activities in Missoula will include an End of Year BBQ scheduled for Friday, June 2, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at McCormick Park in collaboration with Missoula County Public Schools Indian Education for All Department and Missoula Urban Indian Healt
The Missoulian
added Jun 2, 2017 03:29
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[Asia, Pakistan] Use of tobacco a barrier to development: Saira

The Minister of National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar Wednesday said that use of tobacco has devastating consequences and it also turns out to be a major barrier to development. The minister said this while addressing a seminar conducted by Ministry
The Nation (pk)
added Jun 1, 2017 17:55
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[UK] Global investors support government action on tobacco control

53 investors, health systems, pension funds and insurers, representing US$3.8 trillion in assets under management, have signed a statement to the World Health Organization (WHO) representatives and national health ministers openly supporting stronger reg
PRI Association (Principles for Responsible Investment) (uk)
added May 31, 2017 18:44
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[UK] World must stop investing in tobacco say fund managers in charge of $3.8 trillion

”We strive within our own scope of action to support the ambition of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in line with our commitment to the positive role finance can play in sustainable development more broadly".
The Independent (uk)
added May 31, 2017 18:33
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UK councils under pressure over £1bn of tobacco investments

Some of the world’s largest investment firms have thrown their weight behind efforts to combat smoking, sparking renewed calls for UK local authorities to divest all their shares in the tobacco industry from their pension fund investments. More than 50
The Guardian (uk)
added May 31, 2017 18:31
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Investment groups tell investors to give up tobacco industry

Axa, Calpers, Scor and AMP Capital have already sold or are selling their tobacco investments. The companies launched their appeal on the annual World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). Along with 50 other firms with investments totalling $3.8tn, they have pledged "t
BBC Online
added May 31, 2017 18:26
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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
EurActiv
added May 31, 2017 17:56
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