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World No Tobacco Day 2016 awards - the winners

Every year, WHO recognizes individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. This recognition takes the form of WHO Director-General Special Recognition Awards, World No Tobacco Day Awar
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 30, 2016 16:31
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-smoking group urges Duterte to adopt plain-packed cigarettes

AN ANTI-SMOKING group called Monday on incoming president Rodrigo Duterte to back the international push for the adoption of plain and standardized packaging of tobacco products. In a statement, New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) president Em
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 30, 2016 15:02
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[Asia, China] World Health Organization Calls for National Smoke-Free Law Ahead of World No Tobacco Day

As the first anniversary of Beijing's indoor tobacco ban, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for the success of the Beijing program to be extended to the rest of China.
The Beijinger (cn)
added May 30, 2016 14:37

[Asia, India] Get ready for plain packaging of tobacco products

in the case of India, small and locally produced bidis are being displaced by cheap manufactured cigarettes, says a March 14, 2015 paper in The Lancet. Despite tremendous pressure from tobacco companies India stood its ground by introducing pictorial war
The Hindu Online (in)
added May 29, 2016 20:06

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Despite smokers decrease, Vietnam listed in 15 nations with most smokers

Though the number of Vietnamese smokers reduced, the country is still one of nations who have high rate of smokers in the world, said the Ministry of Health at a meeting held yesterday in response to the No Tobacco Week and the World No Tobacco Day
Vietnam Net
added May 27, 2016 22:21

[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Việt Nam must create non-smoking environment: WHO

The WHO representative in Việt Nam, Lokky Wai, said Việt Nam should establish a task force that comprises a group or team of inspectors and supervisors and a hotline to receive feedback and handle smoking violations. Wai also praised Việt Nam’s achievem
Viet Nam News (vn)
added May 27, 2016 22:20

WHO Censorship Tactics Should be Exposed at World Health Assembly

Global Leaders Have an Opportunity to Scrutinize WHO’s Definition of Transparency and Accountability...At the last Conference of the Parties (COP6) of the WHO’s (FCTC) in 2014, members of the public and journalists were unjustifiably ejected from the publ
JT International (JTI) (Japan Tobacco) (jp)
added May 25, 2016 03:59

The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products: an overview (PDF)

Parties have to ensure that any interaction with the tobacco industry is carried out with maximum transparency, and in relation to tracking and tracing, Parties must not delegate any of their obligations to the tobacco industry.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 21, 2016 23:14

[Africa, Nigeria] Over 5 Million People Die Annually Due To Tobacco Intake – WHO

In commemorating the Family Doctors’ Day, today, the World Health Organisation (WHO) report has revealed that annually, over five million people die worldwide... President of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN
Leadership (ng)
added May 18, 2016 18:45

WHO's strategy to put Big Tobacco 'out of business'

This aggressive approach has prompted howls from the industry. To them, the organization and its boss are straying beyond the WHO’s public health mandate by seeking to regulate — and as Chan openly said, kill — the industry.... “We are being ostracized,”
added May 13, 2016 18:41
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