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[Asia, India] EDITORIAL: On No-Tobacco Day, Big Tobacco emerges winner; check out the lesson

Seven weeks ago, the home ministry revoked the Public Health Foundation of India’s (PHFI) FCRA clearance...on No Tobacco Day, on May 31, it is fair to say Big Tobacco is winning the battle—if PHFI has been hit primarily for its anti-tobacco activities, it
Financial Express (in)
added May 30, 2017 21:53

[Africa, South Africa] Smoking down due to government restrictions

Smoking rates in South Africa have declined following the years-long ban on cigarette advertising‚ high taxes on cigarettes and the banning of smoking indoors in public places. SAVE & SHARE EMAILPRINT The latest data from Stats SA released this mon
Times LIVE (za)
added May 30, 2017 21:24

[Asia-pacific, Thailand] ‘Stop smoking’ plea as habit kills 50,000 Thais every year

“These deaths mean the loss of breadwinners for so many families too,” Action on Smoking and Health Foundation Thailand secretary-general Prof Dr Prakit Vathesatogkit said at an event marking World No Tobacco Day, which falls tomorrow. The theme of thi
The Nation (th)
added May 30, 2017 21:21
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[Asia, Pakistan] Rights groups, civil society hold picket outside NPC

rights groups, health organizations and civil society are gathering outside the National Press Club tomorrow (Tuesday) to call upon the government to take tangible measures against tobacco industry. The industry, they says is spreading disease and death i
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added May 30, 2017 21:18
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[Asia] Ban on foreign funds for non-profit PHFI may hurt India health programmes

The PHFI denied it had lobbied anyone but said it did take part in information campaigns on the dangers of tobacco use on the instructions of the health ministry.
added May 30, 2017 20:56

[UK] Smoking kills 7 MILLION people each year - almost double the death toll recorded for the bad habit in 2000 - and will lead to a billion deaths by the end of this century

The startling figures show that tobacco use is now the leading cause of preventable deaths across the world, ahead of obesity. And experts stress the death toll is only going to keep on rising without tougher laws and regulations on cigarettes in develo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 30, 2017 20:47

[Australia] Call for total ban on smoking in presence of children

THE Cancer Council has today called for a ban on smoking around children. Hundreds of thousands of Queensland kids live with a smoker, and attempts to protect them from toxic drift by puffing in the back yard or in another room are pointless. And light
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added May 30, 2017 15:29

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control an Accelerator for Sustainable Development

have produced this Discussion Paper to support Parties to the Convention, development partners, civil society, academia and other stakeholders to accelerate tobacco control and sustainable development in an integrated manner. The paper documents how stren
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 30, 2017 15:27

Tobacco kills more than 7 million people per year and is costing the world economy USD 1.4 trillion annually

The core message of the new report: The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control – an Accelerator for Sustainable Development, is that tobacco is both harmful to health and uniquely undermines sustainable development efforts across economic, social an
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 30, 2017 15:25

[Australia] EDITORIAL: State government must target vulnerable

News at the weekend that Tasmania was runner-up in the Australia Medical Association’s Dirty Ashtray Award shows the state still has a long way to go. Tasmania has the second highest prevalence of smoking in Australia at 18.5 per cent, however there ha
added May 30, 2017 02:37
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