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[Europe] Tobacco makers denounce ‘brand theft’ from plain packaging

has made industry executives furious and denounce “Brussels-led overregulation” that effectively leads to “brand theft”... European Commission, the World Health Organisation and public health NGOs who say branding restrictions are an effective tool to pre
EurActiv
added Jun 22, 2017 15:35
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STIER: Stop Funding WHO Until It Cleans Up Its Act

taxpayer funding of scandal-plagued [WHO]...FCTC released an anonymously written e-cigarette report for delegates considering rules that would have effectively banned the safer alternative to smoking. The scientifically flawed report was criticized by lea
National Review
added Jun 16, 2017 00:13
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STEIR: Stop Funding WHO Until It Cleans Up Its Act

FCTC released an anonymously written e-cigarette report for delegates considering rules that would have effectively banned the safer alternative to smoking. The scientifically flawed report was criticized by leading tobacco-control experts for positioning
National Review
added Jun 14, 2017 21:09
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[Switzerland] World Health Assembly Concludes with Focus on Means to Achieve Health-Related SDGs

The 70th World Health Assembly reached a close last week...measures include the possibility of tax increases on tobacco and alcoholic or sugary beverages, in order to limit exposure to factors that raise the risk of developing NCDs. The policy options als
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Jun 8, 2017 16:21
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[Asia] Health Minister J P Nadda gets WHO award for India's tobacco control initiatives

Union Health Minister J P Nadda was today conferred the WHO Director-General's Special Recognition Award for accelerating India's tobacco control initiatives and taking bold measures to protect people against hazards of tobacco use.
Zee News (in)
added Jun 8, 2017 16:18
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] HealthJustice wants more control over tobacco

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, supports the [WHO] in calling all countries to prioritize and accelerate tobacco control efforts as part of the responses to the 2030
Manila Times (ph)
added Jun 3, 2017 16:12
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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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[Asia] The smoky future of the tobacco farmers in India / No Tobacco Day asks rhetoric questions to India’s stand

‘At the crossroads of life and livelihood’ was a perfect name given to a study done on India’s tobacco industry; the second largest in the world after China. As the country endorses campaigns against the consumption of tobacco, the alternative employment
MIG - Media India Group (fr)
added Jun 1, 2017 22:36
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Sex and age specific projections of smoking prevalence in Spain: a Bayesian approach

smoking prevalence will decrease during 2012-2025 in all age groups for both sexes except for women aged 40-64. ...These results highlight the need to strengthen public health interventions that focus on reducing tobacco use in adult women aged 40-64 year
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 1, 2017 20:49
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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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