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Switzerland: the land of the tobacco industry

Swiss legislation and attitudes towards tobacco and smoking is a perfect example of this approach. The alpine nation signed the FCTC in 2004, but 14 years later it remains one of 13 other countries that have not ratified it; the others are mainly tobacco
swissinfo (Swiss Radio International) (ch)
added Oct 4, 2018 17:04
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[Switzerland] Cost of cigarettes must rise to reflect environmental damage from tobacco industry, WHO says

Annual tobacco production contributes almost 84 million tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions to climate change... The price of a packet of cigarettes should rise to reflect the wide-ranging environmental damage caused by the tobacco industry, fr
The Independent (uk)
added Oct 3, 2018 19:14
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[Switzerland] Framework Convention On Tobacco Control Conference Opens With Calls For More Efforts In Less-Developed Countries

the WHO reported that that nearly two-thirds of the 181 states parties to the {FCTC] have developed strategies ‘to prevent tobacco industry interference with tobacco control policies.’ As a result of the treaty, countries have increased taxes on tobacco,
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
added Oct 3, 2018 17:54
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[Switzerland] PMI Releases Position Paper for COP8: Addresses Need for Harm-Reduction Strategies

With more than one billion people expected to be smoking in 2025, PMI is urging the WHO, the hundreds of delegates convening in Geneva this week, and the wider public health community to embrace the potential of innovative alternatives to cigarettes in o
Business Wire
added Oct 2, 2018 19:21
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[Switzerland] PMI COP Positions Statement: Over one billion people will be smoking in 2025

The FCTC has continuously explored new ways to reduce smoking. Now, by combining existing prevention and cessation measures with the policy of harm reduction for tobacco products, the Parties can enhance the impact of the Convention, including by moving
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 2, 2018 19:21
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[Switzerland, UK] Letter to WHO's DG against prohibition and for risk-proportionate regulation

We’ve sent a letter to WHO and the FCTC secretariat in advance of FCTC COP-8 (1-6 October, Geneva) – protesting about WHO’s inclination towards prohibition and excessive regulation of alternative nicotine delivery systems (ANDS). For background, see pap
The Counterfactual (Clive Bates blog) (uk)
added Oct 2, 2018 18:36
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[Switzerland, UK] BATES: Over 70 experts call on WHO to embrace technology innovation in the fight against diseases caused by smoking

Dear WHO FCTC, do not block the exits for people trying to quit smoking using vaping, smokeless, heated tobacco or novel products. Remember, the enemies of innovation can do more harm than good. Every two years, the Parties to the WHO Framework Conventi
The Counterfactual (Clive Bates blog) (uk)
added Oct 2, 2018 18:35
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[Switzerland] New report on global progress in implementation of tobacco control treaty

Dr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva said, “We are happy to report, based on the information received from the Parties in the 2018 reporting cycle, that progress is evident in implementation of most articles to the Convention, especially the time bound measure
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 2, 2018 15:25
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[Switzerland] Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8)

Tobacco control will be on the spotlight for a week in Geneva, the governing body of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the Conference of the Parties will open its eighth session on 1 October 2018 and close on the following Saturday, 6 Octo
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 2, 2018 15:24
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[Switzerland, UK] Report by Public Health Experts Laments "Missed Opportunity" as World Health Organization Debates Global Tobacco Policy

authors of a new report, "No Fire, No Smoke: Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction," are fiercely criticizing the WHO's record. The public health experts accuse the WHO of failing to comply with international treaty obligations to back reduced-harm alter
PR Newswire
added Oct 2, 2018 15:12
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