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UN Agency Defers Action Cutting Ties to Tobacco Industry

International Labour Organization (ILO)...has postponed once again its decision on whether or not to cut ILO’s ties with the tobacco industry. The executive body’s deliberations remained deadlocked at a meeting in early November resulting in a second pos
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Nov 21, 2017 14:28
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[Europe] Big Tobacco Fumes Over New EU Salvo in Cigarette Smuggling War

A European Union plan to crack down on cigarette smuggling has manufacturers such as British American Tobacco Plc up in arms about red tape, signaling that the bloc’s promise of more business-friendly regulation has clear limits when it comes to smoking.
Bloomberg News
added Nov 19, 2017 15:37
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[Asia-pacific] Japan Tobacco taps exec from international division to be next president

Japan Tobacco Inc. has tapped Masamichi Terabatake, an executive at a unit controlling the cigarette maker’s international operations, to succeed President Mitsuomi Koizumi, sources said Sunday. The leadership change comes as Japan Tobacco, which holds
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 19, 2017 15:34
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GLANTZ: Big Tobacco used the UN Global Compact to promote its interests; UN finally expelled them

This paper shows how the tobacco companies capitalized on the UN’s efforts to engage the business community in its mission. Rather than moving tobacco companies toward supporting the UN’s activities to improve global conditions, the companies co-opted
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:06
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BIRR: ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY IS WRECKING THE GLOBAL CIGARETTE MARKET

Cigarette sales are continuing to plummet at a historic rate in global tobacco markets thanks to the popularity of heat-not-burn products, which research shows drastically cut the health risks from smoking. Japan Tobacco Inc. released a preliminary repo
Daily Vaper (Daily Caller)
added Nov 20, 2017 18:41
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E-cigarettes: Is Australia out of step with other countries?

But many Australian public health experts oppose the use of e-cigarettes, arguing there isn't enough evidence to show they're safe. They point to Australia's low smoking rates, and say we should continue what we're doing to lower them further. In their
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 17, 2017 21:15
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[Europe] A cough never killed anyone? Chronic lung diseases rank as second largest killer

Stricter rules on smoking, reimbursed anti-smoking programmes and smoke-free public places are among the ways to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from being a public health crisis, says Mikaela Odemyr.
EurActiv
added Nov 18, 2017 03:07
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[Europe] EU’s approach to COPD remains focused on tobacco control

Despite alarming figures, the European Commission does not plan specific targets or a harmonised approach for the prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Instead, it says it will ensure tobacco control policies are properly implemente
EurActiv
added Nov 18, 2017 00:11
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BUCHANAN: Tobacco Companies Commit to Protect Child Workers Worldwide

With a major change to an industry-wide due diligence program, the Sustainable Tobacco Program (STP), now at least 180 tobacco companies are pledging to prohibit all children under 18 from handling green tobacco on farms in their supply chains. The STP is
Human Rights Watch
added Nov 19, 2017 01:26
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[Africa] Intertwined: Cigarette smuggling and militancy

A KPMG study titled “Illicit Cigarette Trade in the Maghreb Region”, found that one in five cigarettes smoked in the region were illegal, representing 13 billion cigarettes in total. The report also concluded that if these cigarettes had been purchased a
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:54
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