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[Asia, India] Lens on US charities funding NGOs with anti-tobacco drive

Even as US-based charity Bloomberg Philanthropies is still being "watched"...three of its recipient NGOs have been denied renewal of registration under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) or had their registration cancelled over the past year.
Times of India
added Sep 4, 2017 11:33
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[Africa, South Africa] Higher age restriction demanded for movies with smoking scenes

Are you worried that Cruella's smoking habit, however much part of her character in 101 Dalmations, could give your children the idea that it is cool to light up? A group of America's leading health organisations is now demanding that any movie that dep
Health 24 (za)
added Sep 5, 2017 22:21
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[Canada] SWEANOR: We need pragmatic vision on nicotine

If passed, Bill S-5 will make it illegal for a company to tell smokers that lower-risk products are, well, lower risk... We can replace an approach based on punishing and shaming smokers into trying to quit with one that empowers them to succeed. With a
Hamilton (Ont) Spectator (ca)
added Sep 4, 2017 11:47
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[Asia-pacific] Chain-smoking children: Indonesia's ongoing tobacco epidemic

"The problem is big," Pulungan said, adding that smoking has been an issue in Indonesia for more than 40 years. "But it's getting worse." He believes that in addition to peer influence, the root causes of the epidemic include advertising, lack of laws --
CNN
added Sep 4, 2017 03:46
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Bad to bring back kiddie packs, says Lam Thye

The Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation senior vice-chairman said these packs were designed to be attractive to “low-consumption smokers, such as casual or social smokers, women and children”.
The Star (my)
added Sep 1, 2017 12:55
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Tobacco convention bans sale of kiddie packs

THE Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) is a non-governmental organisation which aims to consolidate and coordinate tobacco control ... The proposal to reintroduce kiddie packs was mooted by lobbyists...to reintroduce the kiddie pack will be regr
The Star (my)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:58
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[Europe] Commission: Plain tobacco packaging does not damage the economy

A European Commission spokesperson has told EURACTIV.com that any loss in the tobacco industry’s turnover arising from health warnings or plain packaging should be offset against the cost of treating people with smoking-related diseases. The revised EU
EurActiv
added Sep 1, 2017 14:31
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[Caribbean, Saint Lucia] Revised standards for tobacco products

-The New Health Warnings Consist of 16 High Definition Graphic Messages. The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards has recently revised the mandatory standard for the ‘Labelling of Retail Packages of Cigarettes’ SLNS 27: 1992.
St. Lucia Times (lc)
added Sep 1, 2017 02:05
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Plain packs proliferating

Plain packaging has been adopted in 8 countries and is under consideration in at least 15 other jurisdictions, a major increase from less than one year ago. On 1 July, Norway joined Australia, France and the UK as countries that have implemented plain p
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Sep 1, 2017 14:22
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[USA] CHAPMAN: Fake news: is smoking really increasing in Australia?

The impact of policies such as tobacco tax, plain packs and graphic health warnings is not just judged on smoker numbers, but on quitters and most importantly, in terms of prevention; the proportion of the population who have never smoked. The Australian
doctorportal (Medical Journal of Australia) (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 18:55
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