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[Switzerland] Cost of cigarettes must rise to reflect environmental damage from tobacco industry, WHO says

Annual tobacco production contributes almost 84 million tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions to climate change... The price of a packet of cigarettes should rise to reflect the wide-ranging environmental damage caused by the tobacco industry, fr
The Independent (uk)
added Oct 3, 2018 19:14
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BULLETIN WEDNESDAY 3 OCTOBER 2018 (PDF)

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS DELEGATE? DESCRIPTION: • Repeatedly proposes amendments which gut the essence of draft decisions • Grossly misrepresents past COP deliberations • Painfully obfuscates and prolongs discussions • Tediously pushes for lowest common
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 3, 2018 19:12
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Battle for lungs and minds as tobacco control treaty meeting opens

A meeting on a global tobacco control treaty opened in Geneva Monday, with organisers scrambling to keep cigarette companies at bay, even as the industry demanded a seat at the table.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 2, 2018 04:41
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Cancer burden rises to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018 (PDF)

“Best practice measures embedded in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control have effectively reduced active smoking and prevented involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke in many countries,” says Dr Freddie Bray, Head of the Section of Cancer Surv
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
added Sep 13, 2018 14:13
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EDITORIAL: Impact assessment of WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: introduction, general findings and discussion [FREE FULL TEXT]

since the FCTC came into force, there have been significant gains...the findings described in greater detail in this issue provide many lessons that it is hoped will help to strengthen the implementation of the Convention in countries and globally, and th
Tobacco Control
added Sep 5, 2018 00:44
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[Switzerland] FCA gears up for FCTC Conference of the Parties success in Geneva

The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) recently announced a limited number of travel grants to select individuals from member organisations in low-and middle-income countries – where more than 1 billion of the world’s smokers live –, to attend the Eight
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Aug 5, 2018 06:24
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UN-backed treaty against illicit tobacco trade set to take effect in September

A United Nations-backed treaty aimed at stopping the illicit trading of tobacco products, is set to enter into force on 25 September, marking a diplomatic breakthrough in efforts to protect public health and strike back against the criminal organizations
UN News Service
added Jul 19, 2018 15:14
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Bataan city sued over antismoking laws

(Seatca) has assailed the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI) for suing the Balanga City government...PTI has challenged Balanga’s University Town Ordinance of 2008 that regulates tobacco...also challenged the Tobacco-Free Generation Ordinance of 2016 that
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 13, 2018 13:07
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[Europe] JOOSENS: Traceability: the tobacco industry is part of the problem, not the solution [FREE FULL TEXT]

track and trace systems should therefore take into consideration at least the following three principles. Investigate thoroughly possible industry connections with so-called independent third-party contractors. / Never accept traceability codes generated
Tobacco Control
added Jun 14, 2018 09:35
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[Asia-pacific] Time for action to stop the deadliest diseases in the Philippines

The Philippines is taking some good steps to prevent NCDs, like taxing tobacco use... Interagency Task Force on NCDs... will visit the Philippines on 7-11 May 2018. They will work with the UN team based in the Philippines, and government authorities for
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added May 9, 2018 14:16
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