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5 things the tobacco industry didn’t do until it was forced to

using cartoons to sell cigarettes to kids, lying about the health effects of smoking, paying for product placement in youth movies — the list of misdeeds by the tobacco industry is long. Worse yet, tobacco companies didn't stop or attempt to rectify some
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 29, 2018 21:11
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[Asia-pacific] Editorial: Let Tokyo's secondhand smoke ordinance set example for rest of Japan

The Olympic and Paralympic event venues will not be limited to Tokyo, however. To expand and ensure the effects and spirit of Tokyo's new ordinance, other prefectural governments who will be hosting events should consider taking similar measures. The ga
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Jun 29, 2018 20:35
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Impact assessment of the WHO FCTC over its first decade: methodology of the expert group [FREE FULL TEXT]

The EG’s report and supporting documents represent important sources of the positive impact of the Convention over its first decade. As development of the FCTC increasingly shifts to mechanisms for accelerating global implementation, the EG’s process mode
Tobacco Control
added Jun 29, 2018 20:30
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[UK] AUDIO: Cigarettes & Chimneys

medical historian Sally Sheard tells the story of a mysterious epidemic in the 1950s which forced the NHS to acknowledge its responsibility to not just treat disease, but prevent it too.
BBC Online
added Jun 29, 2018 14:33
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[UK] Smoking and health (1962)

This report highlighted the link between smoking and lung cancer, other lung diseases, heart disease and gastrointestinal problems...It created a media storm at the time, with an ambivalent, even hostile response from some parts of the media, government a
Royal College of Physicians (uk)
added Jun 29, 2018 14:33
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[Asia, China] Low funding cited as top reason for lackluster smoking control

Of 15 major cities that provided information to Beijing Impact Law Firm last year about their difficulties in tobacco control, eight cited a shortage of money as the top difficulty. Other major difficulties cited include lack of cooperation from violato
China Daily (cn)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:51
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'Resounding victory': Australia wins tobacco plain packaging dispute

The WTO panel said Australia’s law improved public health by reducing the use of tobacco products, rebuffing claims that alternative measures would be equally effective. It also rejected the argument that Australia had unjustifiably infringed tobacco tra
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:45
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[Brazil, UK] How we can fight child labour in the tobacco industry

But Brazil, the world’s second-largest tobacco producer, provides a positive example for tackling hazardous child labor. Brazil barred children under 18 from any work with tobacco in 2008 and established penalties for child labor violations – not just fo
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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[Mid-east] EDITORIAL: Stop Rising Tobacco Use in Africa and the Middle East: Editorial

Public health specialists in developed countries have spent decades learning how to fight back — and have saved lives by the millions. Countries in the Middle East and Africa simply need to follow suit.
Bloomberg News
added Jun 28, 2018 03:45
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