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[Asia, Pakistan] Call for 85pc pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs

Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan (CTC-Pak) on Sunday urged for implementation of 85 per cent pictorial health warning on cigarette packs. CTC-Pakistan National Coordinator Khurram Hashmi, talking to APP, said that Pakistan had ratified the WHO Fram
APP (Associated Press of Pakistan) (pk)
added Jun 4, 2017 20:03
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[Asia] WHO China launches smoke-free campaign targeting youth

(WHO) started a "smoke-free generation" media campaign in Beijing Thursday targeting young Chinese. China is in the grip of a national tobacco epidemic, and children are most susceptible with cigarettes portrayed as fashionable and alluring in popular cu
Xinhua Newswire
added Jun 2, 2017 18:03
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EDITORIAL: How to cut smoking in poor countries

Globally, tobacco-tax revenues are about $270bn a year, but less than $1bn of that is spent on anti-smoking policies. It is time for governments to help their citizens kick the habit—and earn some useful cash while they do it.
The Economist
added Jun 2, 2017 16:58
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[Asia] Tobacco kills over 100,000 people every year in Pakistan

"This figure is predicted to grow to more than 8 million a year by 2030 without intensified action," said Shifa International Hospital (SIH) Consultant Pulmonologist Dr Sohail Naseem during a campaign to mark World No Tobacco Day. The campaign was organ
Daily Times (pk)
added Jun 1, 2017 03:12
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Cigarette Taxes Touted by WHO as One of Best Ways to Cut Smoking

“Increasing tobacco tax and prices is one of the most-effective, yet least-utilized control measures that countries can use,” Douglas Bettcher, director of the WHO’s department on prevention of non-communicable diseases, said in a video interview. “Taxes
Bloomberg News
added Jun 1, 2017 03:06
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[Europe] Czech Republic Hangs a ‘No Smoking’ Sign After Years of Debate

Unlike most of Europe, the Czech Republic had remained tolerant of smoking until now — and it was up to restaurant owners to decide whether to allow it in their establishments. According to data from the European Union, 17 member states of the bloc hav
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 1, 2017 02:20
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Study reveals high environmental cost of tobacco

From crop to pack, tobacco commands an intensive use of resources and forces the release of harmful chemicals in the soil and waterways, as well as significant amounts of greenhouse gases. Its leftovers linger, as tobacco litter is the biggest component
CNN
added May 31, 2017 14:45
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BALASEGARAM: This nasty habit is killing Malaysian men

On TV, actors smoked on screen, and images of cigarette brands even infiltrated sports broadcasts, as major sponsors. As a young journalist at The Star in the early 1990s, I remember our own smoky newsroom. One night, when working late, I looked up to se
Menara Star (my)
added May 27, 2017 23:34
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[Africa] Malawi: WHO Urges Member States to Include Tobacco Control in Their Policies

According to a press statement issued by WHO ahead of the World No Tobacco Day which falls on 31 May every year, tobacco kills more than 7.2 million people per year with over 80 percent from low or middle income countries. In the statement, WHO Regional
All-Africa.com
added May 25, 2017 21:01
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesian health minister warns country’s smoking epidemic threatens National Health Insurance Program

The obvious answer to the economic argument for tobacco is that, in the long run, the devastating health consequences of nicotine addiction and the accompanying healthcare costs will far outweigh the short-term economic benefits the industry provides the
Coconuts Media (hk)
added May 20, 2017 15:53
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