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[Asia, India] Vapers urge WHO to back safer products for smokers

Vapers on Wednesday called on the World Health Organisation to allow the world's one billion smokers to have equal access to safer alternatives to cigarettes such as the electronic cigarettes they smoke. The call came in the wake of meetings between WHO
Zee News (in)
added Nov 10, 2016 17:16
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[India] Tobacco industry and front groups pump up their propaganda for COP7

The tobacco industry is very angry that the Conference of the Parties (COP) is using Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to protect the policy-making process from industry interference. The industry has hijacked the “public
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 9, 2016 12:28
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[Asia, India] Transparency, Yes. Interference, No.

We cannot sit at the negotiating table with the people who caused this global disaster because one thing is crystal clear - this industry lies. ...we will be making documents available, we will be briefing journalists and we will publicize our decisions.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Nov 9, 2016 12:21
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[Asia, India] Tobacco industry dissatisfied over non-inclusion in FCTC COP 7

“It is unfortunate that the industry stakeholders and tobacco farmers whose livelihood will be affected by the decisions at this conference have not been allowed to participate in the conference. It is disappointing that WHO and the Indian government did
Times of India
added Nov 10, 2016 23:35
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Proposition 56 Campaign Delivers Life-Saving Victory for California

Proposition 56 supporters hailed voters’ approval to raise California’s tobacco tax for the first time in nearly two decades as a historic victory for California and turning point in the battle against the tobacco industry. Voters approved the measure and
Yes on 56.org
added Nov 9, 2016 22:29
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Morning Trade: TOBACCO GROUP SLAMS WHO FOR MEDDLING IN TRADE RULES: When

Instead of the WHO regulating such issues, it should be left solely to the World Trade Organization to decide matters regarding trade between nations, Ulle said. He added that the JTI and other similar groups have goals in common with the FCTC and would
Politico
added Nov 7, 2016 22:07
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[Asia, India] Experts urge WHO to back tobacco harm-reduction strategies at CoP7

Ahead of the conference, a coalition of top tobacco harm-reduction experts warned that "one in two life-long smokers will die prematurely from a smoking-related disease"... The Tobacco Harm Reduction Expert Group includes Konstantinos E. Farsalinos of th
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Nov 7, 2016 18:07
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Meet Trump’s Pick To Dismantle EPA

In another document sent to Philip Morris in 1998, Frontiers requests more funding from Phillip Morris for several staff, including Policy Director Myron Ebell, as part of a broad campaign to make regulating the tobacco industry “politically unpalatable.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Dec 19, 2016 01:04
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[Asia, India] Taxpayer Groups Call on UN’s Anti-Tobacco Convention to Allow Media Coverage

the coalition of taxpayer advocacy groups say in the letter... The fact that the U.N. hosts World Press Freedom Day while banning journalists from the events of an affiliated organization is “hypocritical and despicable,” one American reporter told The D
Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation)
added Nov 7, 2016 15:18
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[Asia] India to host maiden global tobacco control conference

Noting that there is a large number of people in India who are increasingly opting for smokeless form of tobacco, they said the country's effort will be to put it on the agenda of FCTC. India has already implemented 85 per cent pictorial warning on tob
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Nov 6, 2016 17:01
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