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[Europe, Ireland] EDITORIAL: Monitoring 'Big' tobacco necessary in the face of a lack of transparency

In Ireland alone there are more than one million smokers. Continued obfuscation by the European Commission in its dealings with the tobacco industry is absolutely unacceptable.
Irish Times (ie)
added Feb 12, 2016 21:37
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Recommendation of the European Ombudsman in the inquiry into complaint 852/2014/LP against the European Commission regarding its compliance with the Tobacco Control Convention

The Ombudsman found that the current practices amounted to maladministration. She recommended to the Commission that all of its Directorates should ensure proactive transparency as is already the case with DG Health. This will require the publication on-l
European Ombudsman
added Feb 12, 2016 14:08
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European Commission's opinion on case No. 852/2014/LP (PDF)

The Commission continues to believe that it complies in full with its obligations under the FCTC and does therefore not agree with the findings and the recommendation of the European Ombudsman.
European Ombudsman
added Feb 12, 2016 14:06
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European Commission's opinion on case No. 852/2014/LP

Types of maladministration alleged – (i) breach of, or (ii) breach of duties relating to: Lawfulness (incorrect application of substantive and/or procedural rules) [Article 4 ECGAB]
European Ombudsman
added Feb 12, 2016 13:48
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[Europe] Ombudsman regrets Commission stance on UN tobacco lobbying rules

Emily O'Reilly, strongly regrets that the European Commission has chosen not to make its dealings with the tobacco industry more transparent in line with UN guidelines. The Commission was responding to the Ombudsman’s recommendation to extend the transpa
European Ombudsman
added Feb 12, 2016 13:46
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The importance of continued engagement during the implementation phase of tobacco control policies in a middle-income country: the case of Costa Rica

The implementation phase continues to be a site of intensive tobacco industry political activity in low and middle-income countries. International support and earmarked tobacco taxes provide important technical and financial assistance to implement tobacc
Tobacco Control
added Feb 9, 2016 18:33
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Costa Rica: The importance of continued engagement when implementing tobacco control policies in a middle-income country

This third paper completes the story by showing how, with continued international support, Costa Rican public health advocates were able to overcome continuing industry efforts to block successful implementation of the law. These papers demonstrate that
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 9, 2016 18:30
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[Europe] EU watchdog warns Commission on tobacco lobbying

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly...warned that the Commission’s refusal to tighten the rules “effectively means that future meetings of Commission officials with tobacco lobbyists may create distrust. It appears that the sophistication of global lobbying
Politico
added Feb 9, 2016 13:13
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Big tobacco, child labour and the International Labour Organization

‘The Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation is a global leader in preventing child labour in tobacco agriculture and protecting and improving the lives of children in tobacco-growing areas....In reality, ECLT is an alliance of tobacco comp
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Feb 8, 2016 16:47
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[Europe] Lithuania: FCTC breaches undermine tobacco control progress

Under an agreement signed in late 2014 with the Interior Ministry, Philip Morris Baltic (PMB) contributes 104,000 EUR to the police department. Part of the donation is allocated to support police officers with a good track record against illegal tobacco,
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jan 28, 2016 18:52
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