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[Australia, UAE: Abu Dhabi, Uruguay] CHAN: WHO Director-General addresses tobacco conference / Keynote address at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The real slippery slope is this: depriving governments of their sovereign right to use legislation to protect citizens from harm. This is a battle that pitches the power and authority of governments against the power of corporations. The Framework Conven
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jun 1, 2015 08:01

[UAE: Abu Dhabi] 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health fights for smoking-free nations

Global and regional advocates of tobacco control on Tuesday called on more multi-party partnerships and collaborations to decrease the cigarette users and other related products, such as shisha and electronic cigarettes, amid the unending pressure and tac
The Gulf Today (ae)
added Mar 18, 2015 16:37

[Australia, Uruguay] Bloomberg and Gates launch fund to fight Big Tobacco

Billionaires Mike Bloomberg and Bill Gates have launched an anti-smoking legal fund designed to help lower-income countries defend their tobacco-control laws against lawsuits by cigarette companies. The fund will raise the pressure on the tobacco industr
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 18, 2015 15:05
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[UK] MAYNARD/EVANS-REEVES: Flower shows and festivals: tobacco industry hospitality and MP voting

the issue of tobacco industry funding remains a contentious one; if the thousands spent on MPs at the tobacco industry’s expense did have an impact on voting behaviour, then this is yet another way that the tobacco industry is managing to undermine Articl
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 17, 2015 11:27

[Australia, UK] Plain packaging does not violate Big Tobacco’s intellectual property rights

that this measure is lawful and effective is further reinforced by a multilateral treaty adopted under the auspices of the World Health Organisation and introduced in 2005, under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). This treaty aims to prot
The Conversation (au)
added Mar 16, 2015 10:42

[Africa, South Africa] Call for phasing out of tobacco products by 2040

VITALITY Institute head Derek Yach has joined global public health experts in calling for the sale of tobacco products to be phased out by 2040, in an article published on Friday in the UK medical journal The Lancet. The US-based institute was establish
Business Day (za)
added Mar 16, 2015 23:55

Exposing and addressing tobacco industry conduct in low-income and middle-income countries

The inexorable rise in global deaths from tobacco is increasingly driven by trends in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs)1 where, by 2030, it is estimated that 6·8 million of the 8·3 million tobacco-related deaths will occur.2 The changing glo
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 13, 2015 11:39

The road to effective tobacco control in China

this Series paper reviews the present status of tobacco control responses in China, identifies opportunities for effective tobacco control policies, explains why insufficient progress has been made in the implementation of the FCTC, and considers opportun
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 13, 2015 11:37

A tobacco-free world: a call to action to phase out the sale of tobacco products by 2040

The time has come for the world to acknowledge the unacceptability of the damage being done by the tobacco industry and work towards a world essentially free from the sale (legal and illegal) of tobacco products. A tobacco-free world by 2040, where less
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 13, 2015 11:34
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BRITTON: Progress with the global tobacco epidemic

governments are too preoccupied with other demands...although the FCTC provides a framework and guidance for smoking prevention, without implementation it cannot succeed.
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 13, 2015 11:19
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