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Has a Global Tobacco Treaty Made a Difference?

The sources of progress on the FCTC are about the same tactics that have long been effective in public health: identifying the strategies that work, reducing them to implementable and measureable programs, supporting and coordinating local implementation
The Atlantic Monthly
added Feb 28, 2015 19:39
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VIDEO: Leonard Nimoy's final interview: Star spoke out to warn his fans of the dangers of smoking

Leonard recalled the difference in attitude towards smoking in his youth, and how it was seen as a harmless thing to do back then. "It was something that was part of my life, part of my culture," he said. "It was cool to light a cigarette."
The Mirror (uk)
added Feb 28, 2015 10:46
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[Massachusetts] SEYLER: Celebrating 25 years of smokefree skies and looking forward to further progress

I think about what my daughters might be telling their kids about smoking 25 years down the road. I hope their kids will find it unbelievable that people once smoked in their apartments and in their cars. I hope the change is just as dramatic as it has be
Fall River (MA) Herald News
added Feb 28, 2015 20:19
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Robert Mugabe admits Zimbabwe's land reform flaws

"I think the farms we gave to people are too large. They can't manage them," the 91-year-old leader said in unusually candid comments.
BBC Online
added Feb 27, 2015 13:47
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On 10th Anniversary of Tobacco Control Treaty, Nations Are Making Progress and Must Step Up Fight Against World’s Top Preventable Killer

The good news is that countries have demonstrated a strong commitment to taking action. There are now 180 parties to the treaty (179 countries and the European Union). Over the past 10 years, nations have made significant progress in implementing the sci
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 27, 2015 11:35
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WHO FCTC celebrates its 10th anniversary

On 27 February 2015, the WHO FCTC will reach the milestone of 10 years since it entered into force: a decade of saving lives. In order to mark the accomplishments of the Parties during this decade, the Convention Secretariat is organizing an event, on the
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:08
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Review: ‘Everything Is Design’ Showcases Paul Rand, Master of Brand Identity

Some of his magazine advertisements are comically dated. In a campaign for El Producto cigars in the 1950s, he added hand-drawn hands, hats and other accouterments to cutout photographs of cigars, turning them into goofy characters. Yet a cigar box desig
New York Times
added Feb 26, 2015 19:31
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[North Carolina] Tobacco union discussion rescheduled

“Tobacco Unionism and Civil Rights,” originally planned for 5:30 p.m. today, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. March 5, at New Museum of Winston-Salem, 713 S. Marshall St. Local expert Will Cox and former N.C. Sen. Earline Parmon will discuss the links
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 27, 2015 16:18
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UN-backed treaty set to mark 10 years of dramatic change in tobacco use worldwide

treaty that aims to achieve a tobacco-free world has dramatically curbed tobacco use worldwide since its entry into force 10 years ago tomorrow, but “the war on tobacco is far from over” with the tobacco industry still spending billions to promote product
UN News Service
added Feb 27, 2015 10:14
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WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control celebrates 10 years of action to fight tobacco epidemic (PDF)

“The WHO Framework Convention stands out as the single most powerful preventive instrument available to public health,” says Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization. “We know it works. It averts addiction to a deadly product.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:10
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