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[India, Iraq, Mid-east, Switzerland] UN diplomats lived large on smuggled tobacco

In August, two employees of the diplomatic mission of Iraq to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland were accused of abusing their diplomatic status to illegally funnel over 600,000 cigarettes into France over the course of 3 years in order to sell on
Prague Daily Monitor (cz)
added Oct 3, 2016 23:17
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[Asia, India] Tobacco growers seek inclusion

ITGA president Francois van der Merwe said... “We have been trying to engage the WHO on health matters so that any differences they have with our industry can be resolved. We have written to them since 2012 and they haven’t responded in the last four year
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Oct 3, 2016 23:07
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[Europe] ‘Cheap whites’: The new trend dominating tobacco black markets

Tobacco smugglers have found new ways of expanding their illegal activities and now focus on a trend called “cheap whites"... The European Commission is addressing the issue as part of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), and has ratified the World Heal
EurActiv
added Oct 3, 2016 15:27
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[Asia, India] Why delegates are barred from UN anti-tobacco meeting

China, Cuba, Egypt, Bulgaria, Thailand and the convention’s host country, India, may have a hard time having delegates approved to attend the event and vote on issues that impact their citizens. The FCTC justifies this possible exclusion of countries wh
The Nation (ng)
added Oct 10, 2016 16:33
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Recommendation of the European Ombudsman in the inquiry into complaint 852/2014/LP against the European Commission regarding its compliance with the Tobacco Control Convention

The Commission should ensure that the proactive transparency policy put in place by DG Health, requiring the publication online of all the meetings its staff have with tobacco industry representatives and the minutes taken of those meetings, should apply
European Ombudsman
added Dec 9, 2016 13:51
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INTERNATIONAL STATUS REPORT: CIGARETTE PACKAGE HEALTH WARNINGS OCTOBER 2016 (PDF)

• More than 100 countries/jurisdictions worldwide have now required pictorial warnings, with fully 105 countries/jurisdictions having done so. This represents a landmark global public health achievement. By the end of 2014, 77 countries/jurisdictions had
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 10, 2016 00:59
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[Asia, India] World Health Organization in need of intensive care / World Taxpayers Funding Failing International Organization (PDF)

Given the FCTC’s expense to taxpayers, attacks on journalists and the public at large, and wrongheaded policy decisions, perhaps these countries are on the right track. It would be better to starve the FCTC of funds and watch it disappear than allow it
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
added Nov 7, 2016 15:42
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[Asia, India] Proposed licensing policy for tobacco products unacceptable: Beedi producers

the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has reportedly started internal discussions on what might be the policy implications of licensing for the tobacco sector. The deliberations follow sharp health and safety concerns raised by the Hea
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 10, 2016 16:29
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[India] A Response to the WHO FCTC CoP7 (ENDS) Report (PDF)

Failure to do so will not only put people’s lives and health at IMMEDIATE risk, but also diminish the credibility of the organisation. It is the WHO’s FCTC delegates responsibility at the forthcoming CoP7 to be fully aware of emerging public health trends
INNCO (International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations)
added Oct 10, 2016 15:54
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International Issues: Warning Labels

"Health warnings on tobacco product packaging are critical to any effective tobacco control strategy. They increase public awareness of the serious health risks of tobacco use and help to ensure that the packaging tells the truth about the deadly product
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids International
added Oct 4, 2016 16:20
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