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[Asia] Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 6 in ASEAN Countries (PDF)

according to the 2015 WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, only 10% of the world’s people live in countries with sufficiently high tobacco taxes. Retail prices of cigarettes are varied across the region (Figure 1). High-income countries have highe
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Oct 11, 2015 09:01

Southeast Asia: new tobacco tax index

The world’s first tobacco taxation index by a civil society organisation has been published by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA). The report monitors implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 6 gu
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 11, 2015 08:57

[Europe, Ireland] O'REILLY: Brussels must resist lobbying by the tobacco industry

No argument was too alarmist or too cynical when the industry set out to water down EU plans to discourage smoking, says the European Ombudsman...How many more lives might be saved or public health further safeguarded if the tobacco directive had been ev
Irish Times (ie)
added Oct 10, 2015 13:16

EDITORIAL: Can state ownership of the tobacco industry really advance tobacco control?

SOTCs could in fact be co-opted into advancing the goals of tobacco control—by virtue of their potential to play a role in addressing supply side issues. In the most optimistic version of this scenario, a national government could essentially instruct its
Tobacco Control
added Oct 6, 2015 11:40

[Europe] Commission's secretive tobacco lobby contacts breach UN rules - Ombudsman

The new ruling follows other, recent Ombudsman rulings on several other CEO complaints about secrecy and conflicts of interests emerging from the Commission's relations with tobacco industry. In December 2013, the Ombudsman slammed the Commission for its
Corporate Europe Observatory (be)
added Oct 6, 2015 11:02
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European Commission rejects Ombudsman tobacco ruling

But the Commission said that it believed its interpretation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is “the correct one” and that its practices “offer a high degree of transparency.” According to the new ASAI code, e-cigarettes should not conta
Irish Times (ie)
added Oct 5, 2015 22:33

[Asia-pacific, Thailand] SINGH: How Southeast Asia can kick the killer habit

National, regional and inter-country cooperation mechanisms are necessary for the regular sharing of best practices on tobacco control. Most importantly, countries need to support cross-border control of tobacco-related trade and marketing.
The Nation (th)
added Oct 5, 2015 19:03

[Europe] EU Commission Too Opaque Over Tobacco Lobbying

said the entire commission - with the exception of Dalli's former department - is not being proactive enough about publishing information on meetings with the tobacco industry. The approach is "inadequate, unreliable and unsatisfactory," her office said
Life Style Extra (uk)
added Oct 5, 2015 12:08

[Europe] Contacts with the tobacco industry re EU trade negotiations

It is - again - remarkable that DG Trade would share such information with a tobacco company (moreover one which is head-quartered in Japan), while refusing access-to-documents to others. We would like a review of this position, for the above-mentioned re
Ask the EU (Access Info Europe) (es)
added Oct 5, 2015 12:05

[Europe] Commission in breach of UN tobacco lobbying rules, says EU Ombudsman

European Commission fails to meet United Nations transparency obligations over tobacco lobbying... The Barroso Commission, rocked by the Dalligate graft scandal, was too secretive about meeting Big Tobacco lobbyists, the Ombudsman said.
added Oct 5, 2015 11:34
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