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Guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

on the protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 5, 2015 11:32

BLOOMBERG/CHAN: Why the United Nations should press for higher taxes on tobacco

If the primary role of government is to protect lives — and we believe it is — then tobacco taxes are an essential tool. The United Nations should encourage countries to raise tobacco taxes to support the world’s development goals and reduce tobacco use.
The Washington Post
added Oct 2, 2015 10:42

The European health report 2015: Targets and beyond – reaching new frontiers in evidence (PDF)

Absolute differences between countries remain unacceptably large, especially for indicators linked to social determinants of health, and the European Region still has the highest rates of alcohol consumption and tobacco smoking in the world.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 24, 2015 12:23

[Denmark] Danes' life expectancy worst in western Europe

Life expectancy for Danish men is at just 78 years, which is also near the very bottom amongst western European countries. Only Finnish and Portuguese men live shorter lives ... Denmark, however, had the second lowest overall smoking rates behind Iceland
The Local (dk)
added Sep 23, 2015 15:17

WHO aims to make Europeans start moving, stop smoking

Wednesday launched strategies aimed at getting Europeans to start moving and stop smoking over the next decade to defuse what it termed the ticking time-bomb of sedentary lifestyles. “Health systems across the region (Europe) risk being crippled by peopl
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Sep 18, 2015 11:04

WHO European Region Member States commit to denormalizing tobacco

The roadmap was presented to the 65th session of the Regional Committee for Europe in Vilnius, Lithuania, "The generation growing up now cannot comprehend that people used to smoke on airplanes, buses, in restaurants or in offices. The achievements of th
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 17, 2015 12:55

[Lithuania] Roadmap of actions to strengthen implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the European Region 2015–2025: making tobacco a thing of the past (PDF)

Vilnius, Lithuania, 14–17 September 2015
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 14, 2015 12:47

[Asia-pacific, East Timor, India] Southeast Asian Health Ministers Sign Anti-Tobacco Declaration

The Dili Declaration called on governments, United Nations agencies and partners to accelerate tobacco control in the region which accounts for over one-third of the world's tobacco use. "Tobacco kills 1.3 million people in the region every year, includi
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Sep 8, 2015 10:31

[Asia, East Timor] Indonesia in Uneasy Glare as WHO Turns Its Focus to Tobacco

“Tougher actions are needed for tobacco control and prevention,” said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, the WHO’s regional director. “Countries must equally tax all tobacco products, ban tobacco advertisements, enforce pictorial warnings on cigarette packs and imp
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Sep 7, 2015 11:19

[Asia] India may be grilled at WHO meet on failure to implement larger pictorial warnings on tobacco packs

India may have to face tough questions on tobacco control at the upcoming south-east Asia regional committee meeting of the World Health Organization next week. Assessment of tobacco control measures taken by various countries in the region is among the
Times of India
added Sep 2, 2015 20:34
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