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Tobacco firms 'hamper anti-smoking push'

The tobacco industry is hampering efforts to introduce life-saving interventions in low and middle-income countries, according to a report by the World Health Organization. Countries covering two-thirds of the world's population now have measures in plac
BBC Online
added Jul 20, 2017 04:09
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[Japan] Tobacco industry blocking anti-smoking moves: WHO

The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation. Countries with partly state-owned tobacco
Reuters
added Jul 20, 2017 04:08
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ITIC: A Foundation Directly Sponsored by Transnational Tobacco Companies

The International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) is a U.S.-based non-profit research and education organization... ITIC’s main sponsors are large multinational corporations from the oil, alcohol and tobacco industries. ITIC’s sponsors include all of the
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Jul 20, 2017 00:56
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[India] Industry front group dumps Big Tobacco

The International Tax and Investment Centre (ITIC) has announced that it will no longer accept sponsorship from tobacco companies or permit their representatives to sit on its board. This follows a campaign in 2016, led by the Tax Justice Network, ASH (U
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Jul 20, 2017 00:56
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[Switzerland] Dates, location decided for FCTC COP8

The eighth session of Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control will be held 1-6 October 2018 at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG). If the illicit trade protocol has entered into force by then, MOP1 of the ITP will t
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Jul 20, 2017 00:55
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Smoking can increase risks caused by asbestos exposure

While exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, exposure to other toxins from smoking can make a person more susceptible to the disease. Studies have shown the likelihood of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Jul 20, 2017 00:54
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THE U.S. IS NOT LIVING UP TO ITS OBLIGATION TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF ITS CITIZENS

The tobacco problem is so big and costly that it is no surprise governments have taken “global” steps to reduce the harm tobacco causes...and the inclusion of a tobacco specific target in the Sustainable Development Goals that were universally adopted in
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jul 19, 2017 16:15
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Philip Morris International General Counsel Gives Expert Testimony at U.S. Commission Hearing on Global Threats Posed by Illicit Tobacco

appeared as an invited witness before the Commission on Security and Cooperation... “PMI has a clear business imperative to combat the problem of the illegal tobacco trade and ensure our products are legally sold in the market for which they are intended,
Business Wire
added Jul 19, 2017 15:03
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[Australia, Canada, Mexico, USA] Warnings on US cigarette packs not as effective as those in other countries

Cigarette smoke contains more than 9,000 chemicals, including more than 60 carcinogens...But, when asked, adults in the U.S. can name only a few, such as tar and nicotine. How can we ensure that more smokers are aware of the risks? My team’s research sugg
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 19, 2017 14:26
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[USA] Does Adding Information on Toxic Constituents to Cigarette Pack Warnings Increase Smokers’ Perceptions About the Health Risks of Smoking? A Longitudinal Study in Australia, Canada, Mexico, and the United States [FREE FULL TEXT]

results suggest that information about toxic constituents on prominent HWLs not only increases smoker’s knowledge of toxic constituents, but that it may also reinforce the effects of HWL messages about specific, smoking-related health outcomes.
Health Education & Behavior
added Jul 19, 2017 14:24
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