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[Asia, India] #FCTC: ‘Obsessive and paranoid secrecy’ at the UN’s #WHO tobacco control meeting

The official reason cited was that some of the public spectators might have ties to the tobacco industry. But independent observers such as economist Roger Bate say the UN outfit “has made clear that journalists, the public, the affected parties — pretty
EU Reporter (uk)
added Nov 12, 2016 02:18
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Breaking and Important : AGW Denialist and lobbyist Myron Ebell tapped to head the EPA

Phillip Morris hired Ebell in the 1990s as Policy Director to mount a campaign to make regulating the tobacco industry "politically unpalatable", and to advocate for acceptance of "safer cigarettes."[12] As part of its "Control Abuse of Power" (CAP) proje
Daily Kos (blog)
added Nov 11, 2016 12:56
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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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[Missouri] GLANTZ: Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

Lesson learned: It costs ‘enough’ to beat Big Tobacco Big Tobacco killed similar tax proposals in Colorado ($1.75 a pack; 46 percent yes) and North Dakota (44 cents; 45 percent) by outspending proponents by a factor of six. The lesson: You don’t have t
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 10, 2016 18:53
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[Africa, Asia, India] NGOs flay Nigerian delegates’ objection to global anti-tobacco talks

In its presentation, a Nigerian delegate on the Tobacco Control Desk of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) attempted to sow doubt about the addictiveness of tobacco products—a familiar tobacco industry tactic—despite decades-long consensus on the is
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Nov 10, 2016 18:42
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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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[Asia, India] COP7 BULLETIN: Tobacco industry interference in plain packaging reforms

Although the precise regulations vary by country, what is striking is the similarity of the campaigns being waged by tobacco companies and their allies to prevent, weaken, or delay implementation. Indeed, on a recent speaking tour in Canada, former Austr
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 10, 2016 15:03
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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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[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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