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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Graphic health warning law now in effect

After what tobacco control advocates call a 4-month delay, the long wait is finally over. Starting Thursday, March 3, the government will require all tobacco products manufactured or imported for sale in the Philippines to carry graphic health warnings o
Rappler (ph)
added Mar 4, 2016 13:39
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[Asia, India, Sri Lanka] Action against on-scree smoking

Hollywood and Bollywood films provide powerful information about the “benefits” of smoking, instead of traditional advertising. Young people imitate, not only “positive” characters, but also the villain who smokes can have even more influence on them tha
The Nation (lk)
added Feb 20, 2016 01:55
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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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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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[UK] BBC Investigation: British American Tobacco Bribed Government Officials in Africa to Undermine Life-Saving Measures

The vast majority of these deaths will occur in low- and middle-income countries like those featured in the BBC investigation. As the BBC broadcast stated, “BAT bribes undermined a United Nations campaign to save lives.”
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 2, 2015 07:50
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[Asia, Uae] Tobacco lobby holds China's health quotient to ransom

So what is the real problem holding China back...the tobacco industry presents the biggest opposition force to a smoking ban. The CNTC has 33 provincial affiliates and each affiliate owns its own county-level sub-affiliates. The county-level tobacco manuf
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:22
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Join hands to make the dream of smoke-free society, a reality!

representatives from 6 countries-- Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Nepal - met in Bali, Indonesia, to take part in a workshop on 'Enforcement and Monitoring of Pictorial Health Warnings' organized by International Union Against Tube
The Hans India (in)
added Oct 4, 2015 10:21
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UN Officially Recognizes that Tobacco Makes the World Poorer

General Assembly formally adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a plan to eradicate global poverty. The goals formally recognize, on a global scale, the negative impact of tobacco consumption on health, wealth, and development and commit membe
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Sep 26, 2015 18:16
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HUBER: Make the SDGs Famous

The world cannot afford this tremendous loss of life...the greed of tobacco companies. The United Nation's new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can help reverse...SDGs ask the global community to address the health crisis spawned by tobacco use by im
Huffington Post (blog)
added Sep 23, 2015 15:50
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[Asia] India Stomps on Tobacco Abroad, Drags Feet on Pictorial Warnings at Home

India may have pledged to take hard-hitting measures to reduce the use of tobacco at a regional meeting of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Timor-Leste but here at home it continues to welch on its promise to make it mandatory for pictorial warnings
The Wire (in)
added Sep 7, 2015 11:26
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