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Smoking Rates Drop After Global Tobacco Treaty

After 180 countries agreed to a global tobacco control treaty in 2005, there was a 2.5 percent decrease in smoking worldwide during the next decade, a new study shows. All of the participating countries agreed to the World Health Organization Framework C
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 23, 2017 01:54
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Implementation of key demand-reduction measures of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and change in smoking prevalence in 126 countries: an association study [FREE FULL TEXT]

Implementation of key WHO FCTC demand-reduction measures is significantly associated with lower smoking prevalence, with anticipated future reductions in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. These findings validate the call for strong implementation o
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:18
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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, Sri Lanka] EDITORIAL: Will a tobacco leaf ban stop smoking?

The introduction of banning Tobacco leaf exports have been tabled for discussions at [FCTC] headed conventions at several occasions....would see a colossal effect on the trade and economic indicators as the government enforces stringent measures to ban th
Daily FT (lk)
added Jan 26, 2017 22:32
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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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When the tax stamp covers the health warning label: conflicting ‘best practices’ for tobacco control policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

Ministries of Health and Finance appear to face competing interests with regard to placement of HWLs and tax stamps. Health officials seek the prominent display of HWLs at the top of the PDA. Conversely, Ministries of Finance seek to prevent the reuse of
Tobacco Control
added Dec 21, 2016 19:20
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Billionaires vs. Big Tobacco in the Global South

Maybe Gates hasn't invested more on tobacco because Bloomberg is on the case. Certainly, Mike's foundation shows no signs of backing off on this front. The new $360 million will go toward the support of "evidence-based policies" to slow tobacco use, an
Inside Philanthropy
added Dec 19, 2016 21:41
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[Austria] The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) May Pose a Threat to Public Health

17th Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Austria... Because the TPPA eliminates tobacco tariffs, prices for tobacco products will be reduced, resulting in increased demand. Unless there is a “significant compensating increase” in domestic exc
Cancer Therapy Advisor
added Dec 8, 2016 04:03
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[Asia, India] No place for farmers at CoP meetings

A delegation of tobacco growers from six countries, including the US, traveled to Greater Noida, India,... Vera da Costa e Silva, reportedly said they didn’t belong there. “I have seen the tobacco farmers, and they always try to manipulate,” she was quo
Tobacco Reporter
added Nov 15, 2016 21:51
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[Asia, India] Will ENDS justify the means?

The global anti-tobacco conference’s move to allow member nations to prohibit or restrict sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems provokes an outcry from harm reduction experts. The global anti-tobacco conference winded down on Saturday toeing a ha
The Hindu Online (in)
added Nov 15, 2016 20:39
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