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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Efforts to stop passive smoking

There are reports that more than 100 LDP lawmakers receive political donations from the tobacco industry. It’s not known whether the lawmakers oppose the health ministry’s plans in deference to the interest of the tobacco business or related industries.
Japan Times (jp)
added Feb 25, 2017 15:43
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Avoiding “A Massive Spin-Off Effect in West Africa and Beyond”: The Tobacco Industry Stymies Tobacco Control in Nigeria

The emergence of tobacco control in Nigeria threatened the tobacco industry, which believed that success in Nigeria would have a “domino effect” in Africa. The industry used lobbying and front groups to successfully block and weaken Nigeria’s tobacco cont
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 24, 2017 23:20
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GLANTZ: How the tobacco industry manipulated public health policy in Nigeria

This bit of history highlights the importance of strong implementation of FCTC Article 5.3, which commits parties to the treaty to keep the tobacco companies from infiltrating the government’s policy making process. We also illustrate how the industry i
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 24, 2017 22:02
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Stakeholder's feedback on war against illegal tobacco trade, wanted

stakeholders’ feedback on the best way to tighten enforcement against illegal distribution of tobacco, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. The National Kenaf and Tobacco Board (NKTB), which comes under his minist
New Straits Times (my)
added Feb 18, 2017 00:19
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COP7 decisions were published last January 11th. Among some of the articles that relates directly to tobacco growers and production, article 17&18 seems to be stuck in a no-progress process as the FCTC itself recognize on this document.

"Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, head of the Convention Secretariat of WHO FCTC, said the intention was to help the tobacco growers by reaching out to them. The Delhi Declaration, which has been submitted to the Convention, noted that "there is an urgent ne
International Tobacco Growers' Association (ITGA)
added Feb 18, 2017 00:09
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[Asia, Israel] HEALTH MINISTRY TO CUT WAITING TIME FOR SURGERY, RED TAPE FOR SUBSIDIZED GERIATRIC HOMES

Litzman said he opposed smoking but remains opposed to “ghastly graphic images” of the serious damage to health caused by cigarettes. He added that he opposes a total prohibition of tobacco advertising. These two steps are becoming much more common around
Jerusalem Post
added Feb 15, 2017 14:47
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[Asia, India] RANJAN/ANAND: Sharpening the fight against tobacco

However, this proposal has not gone down well with the American tobacco giant, Philip Morris International (PMI), which has invested in the Indian tobacco market through a licensing agreement with Godfrey Phillips India. Additionally, the Swiss affiliate
The Hindu Online (in)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:47
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[Turkmenistan] IBRAHIM: Will Iran's Rouhani get another shot at power?

that ban on tobacco had earned Berdimuhamedov his best international press and helped to paper over Turkmenistan's ongoing rifts with most of its neighbours...[FCTC] has close links with the government and held meetings in the capital Ashgabat just last y
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Feb 13, 2017 03:51
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Butt out / Think tank accused of being front for big tobacco

Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that has been criticized as a mouthpiece for the tobacco industry...demands from Nestlé, the World Bank and law firm Pinsent Masons, among others, that the ITIC immediately remove all r
Corporate Knights Magazine (ca)
added Feb 11, 2017 00:36
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] OKELLO: Stemming rising cancer burden in Zim

tobacco control remains a high priority as articulated in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Legislation on tobacco use exists in Zimbabwe, but implementation of its provisions still lags behind
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 11, 2017 00:32
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