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A missing voice: the human rights of children to a tobacco-free environment [FREE FULL TEXT]

We argue that this novel angle provides important legal tools to protect the health and well-being of children. Because children are seen as ‘replacement smokers’ by the tobacco industry, protecting children in this context is key to haltering the devasta
Tobacco Control
added Sep 23, 2017 00:57
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[Europe] Tax trade body warns EU over tobacco track and trace plans

The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA)...is concerned over the implementation of the track and trace and security feature requirements of the EU Tobacco Products Directive. It claimed that the draft legislation gives no guarantee of independence f
Packaging News (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:51
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[Europe] The effects of a rise in cigarette price on cigarette consumption, tobacco taxation revenues, and of smoking-related deaths in 28 EU countries-- applying threshold regression modelling [FREE FULL TEXT]

It is recommended that all EU countries levy higher tobacco taxes to increase cigarette prices, and thus in effect reduce cigarette consumption. The subsequent increase in tobacco tax revenues would be instrumental in covering expenditures related to tob
BioMed Central (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:49
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LYSTER: SMOKERS ARE THE LAST NICE PEOPLE ONLINE

The online people-who-love-to-smoke community is one of the most supportive and kindly corners of the internet I have ever encountered... There is a website I love called airportsmokers.com. It advertises itself as “the original airport smoking website,”
The Outline
added Sep 21, 2017 01:00
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UNGC Board Meeting Report

It was also agreed that when communicating about the decision to exclude tobacco companies from participation in the UN Global Compact, it should be made clear that the decision was taken in line with the World Health Organization Framework Convention
UN Global Compact
added Sep 20, 2017 23:44
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UN Global Compact Integrity Policy Update (PDF)

Participating companies whose business involves manufacturing or producing tobacco products will be delisted effective 15 October 2017.
NCD Alliance
added Sep 20, 2017 23:43
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UN Global Compact ban recognises the tobacco industry’s incompatibility with responsible, sustainable business (PDF)

The global noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) community has welcomed today’s announcement by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) to exclude the tobacco industry from participating in the initiative. UNGC is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative
International Union against Cancer (UICC)
added Sep 20, 2017 23:41
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UN Global Compact exits tobacco companies

"On behalf of the global cancer community, UICC applauds the decision of the UN Global Compact to exclude tobacco companies from participating in their work at a time when the organisation is embarking on a set of new initiatives to support the delivery
International Union against Cancer (UICC)
added Sep 20, 2017 23:35
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Open Letter from 115 health groups to PMI [latest update September 20, 2017 at 5:43 p.m]

In 1954, Philip Morris promised to “stop business tomorrow” if it became apparent that cigarettes are harmful to health. This promise was repeated for decades, most recently in 1997 by Philip Morris CEO Geoffrey Bible, who responded to the question “What
Unfairtobacco.org (Berlin Working Group on Environment and Development) (de)
added Sep 20, 2017 23:05
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WHO urges for bolder gov't actions worldwide against non-communicable diseases

However, the report finds that progress around the world has been uneven and insufficient in addressing the four main shared NCD risk factors, tobacco, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol.
Xinhua Newswire
added Sep 20, 2017 22:18
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