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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Curbing the tobacco epidemic in the Americas

Despite the clear path forward set forth by the FCTC and abundant evidence on the effectiveness of increasing taxes to reduce tobacco consumption, taxation remains the least widely implemented FCTC measure. This is largely due to industry tactics
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added Jan 13, 2017 19:36
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The Framework Convention On Global Health: A Call For Leadership From The Global Health Trio

As the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control demonstrates, the norms that a treaty establishes on health-promoting policies and globally shared expectations may be transformative. Further, treaties stand to increase accountability through courts and ot
Health Affairs (ca)
added Jan 12, 2017 22:03
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New tobacco control investment supports MPOWER roll-out

WHO welcomes today's announcement from Bloomberg Philanthropies on a new commitment of $360 million for the global fight against tobacco. The new funding announced by Bloomberg Philanthropies aims to build on the success of the MPOWER package of effectiv
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 12, 2017 22:02
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[Asia, Turkmenistan]

Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov banned the sale of all tobacco products. ...Unfortunately, those lavishing praise on Berdymukhammedov have failed to realise that his government is now using its new anti-tobacco legislation to stifle dissent
openDemocracy.net (uk)
added Jan 11, 2017 12:37
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AUSTRALIAN PLAIN PACKAGING: ITS FUNCTIONAL AND LEGAL FLAWS AND AN ALTERNATIVE WITHOUT THEM (PDF) (108pp)

This unpleasant conclusion inspired me to expand my analysis by looking for, and developing of, an alternative plain packaging model, which would allow to achieve desired public health objectives without its identified functional and legal flaws.
Catallaxy Files (blog) (au)
added Jan 10, 2017 22:04
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[India] WILLIAMS: Rein in the United Nations

Last year, journalist Drew Johnson was forcibly removed from the 2016 Conference of the Parties meeting in India for violating the continued ban on press presence. This hostility toward journalism perpetuates a culture of secrecy, and keeps respected pre
Philadelphia (PA) Daily News
added Jan 9, 2017 21:04
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[Europe, India] Nicotine not an EU target

The EU Commission has no intention of proposing that the nicotine content of cigarettes should be reduced. In a preamble to a question submitted to the Commission before the November meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the World Health Org
Tobacco Reporter
added Jan 9, 2017 21:01
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[Caribbean] Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco calls for legislative intervention concerning tobacco use

is taking issue with several activities which it argues amount to breaches of the framework convention for tobacco control.... It is also seeking urgent legislative intervention to deal with other forms of restrictions on the promotion of tobacco use.
RJR Communications Group (jm)
added Jan 7, 2017 19:40
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: MACKAY: Next chief executive should back annual tobacco tax hike in Hong Kong

Your editorial (“Preventive health care is an investment, not a burden”, January 1) has hit the nail on the head regarding the importance of, and investment in, prevention versus cure in Hong Kong.
South China Morning Post
added Jan 7, 2017 19:30
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[Asia-pacific, India, Philippines] CSC clarification

statement by the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Health The following statement clarifies the issues raised in various publications, including the Business Mirror, relative to the participation of the CSC Chairperson during the World Healt
Business Mirror (ph)
added Jan 6, 2017 01:11
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