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[Asia, India] FCTC COP7: Parties outline a path toward saving more lives

Parties to the global tobacco control treaty now possess the outline of a path toward faster implementation at country level of the lifesaving measures in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control*, despite mixed results from six days of negotiations.
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 15, 2016 00:27

Parties fighting global tobacco epidemic outline a path toward saving more lives, work needed to make it permanent (PDF)

Late Friday they adopted a decision to develop a strategic framework for the FCTC that includes finding ways to attract more resources for the treaty and revising the crucial task of reviewing Parties’ progress in order to meet their technical assistance
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 15, 2016 00:26

[Asia, India] Significant new developments for global tobacco control

“The long hours of debate and planning has produced a strong road map for global tobacco control for the future. Despite all the hard work by the Parties it is sad to see the interest, yet again, being promoted in the room. It is determined to undermine
Asian Tribune
added Nov 14, 2016 14:40

[Asia, India, Sri Lanka] COP7 seeks more muscle to curb the global tobacco epidemic

Bringing the much discussed topic of illicit trade of tobacco products under the spotlight, the President urged more parties to ratify the convention so that it can become law. Drawing attention to the equally pressing concern on ‘smokeless tobacco’ bot
The Island (lk)
added Nov 14, 2016 14:43

[Asia, India] Low- and middle-income countries to receive support to implement tobacco control

Through a new project...a number of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) will be eligible to receive direct support to implement tobacco control strategies and policies. The project will bring together support from across the UN to accelerate the imp
Asian Tribune
added Nov 14, 2016 14:42

[Asia] India’s move away from cigarettes creates a withdrawal problem for millions of tobacco workers

that is one of the challenges for countries trying to reduce tobacco consumption – providing alternative employment for those who rely on the industry for their livelihoods. India is the world’s third largest producer of tobacco behind China and Brazil a
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (au)
added Nov 13, 2016 17:01

[Asia, India] Global gov'ts: Make tobacco firms liable for smoking harm

adopted a declaration in which they also vowed to prohibit or regulate the sale of e-cigarettes... The declaration cautioned governments against efforts by big tobacco companies to dilute health policies, subvert measures to restrict tobacco sales and und
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 13, 2016 16:44

[Asia, India] Will ENDS justify the means?

The global anti-tobacco conference’s move to allow member nations to prohibit or restrict sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems provokes an outcry from harm reduction experts. The global anti-tobacco conference winded down on Saturday toeing a ha
The Hindu Online (in)
added Nov 15, 2016 20:39

[UK] Plain packs: "The last battlefield"

The tobacco manufacturers are using any and every legal avenue to try to stop the contagion from spreading. So far there has been a constitutional challenge in Australia, a bilateral investment treaty case in Hong Kong, a cases in the European Court of J
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 12, 2016 22:04

Plain packaging - tremendous global momentum

The new EU Tobacco Products Directive expressly provides that plain packaging is an option for the EU’s 28 member countries. At COP7, Sri Lanka’s president announced that the country’s health minister was bringing forward a plain packaging proposal.
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 12, 2016 21:58
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