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[Australia] DROPE/BRAWLEY: A tax increase that’s proven to save lives

In reality, many of the countries with the highest tobacco taxes also have the lowest levels of illicit trade. Experience across many countries demonstrates that straightforward steps, such as programs that track and trace tobacco products and even modes
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 30, 2017 04:56
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Tobacco industry admissions should strengthen global resolve on tobacco control

“But by being ordered by the courts to issue these corrective statements in American newspapers and on TV stations, the industry itself has been forced to come clean and acknowledge once and for all that its tobacco products kill.”
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Nov 29, 2017 17:12
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: The truth about tobacco

failure to sign on will increasingly convince the world that Indonesia under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s leadership intends to continue its dependence on tobacco as a leading source of revenue — while cigarette packets cost little over US$1 and giant
Jakarta Post (id)
added Nov 29, 2017 15:28
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[Nigeria] U.S. Court tightens noose on tobacco usage as companies intensify campaign in Africa

Mr. Oluwafemi noted that PMI’s training of journalists in Kenya was a continuation of its orchestrated misinformation campaign and attempt to “buy media influence” and silence rising public support for effective tobacco control laws across Africa. “Gover
Premium Times (ng)
added Nov 28, 2017 18:11
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Tobacco Industry Interference Index (PDF)

Summary Findings:... •While Philippines and Thailand have instituted concrete measures to prevent or reduce tobacco industry interference, there is not much improvement across the region. Many countries still have not implemented a procedure for disclosin
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Nov 28, 2017 16:53
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[Asia-pacific] Blow to tobacco control treaty as industry wins tax fight in south-east Asia

The powerful tobacco lobby last year stopped proposed cigarette tax increases in Malaysia and Indonesia, while Vietnam waived all duties on dried tobacco imports from Cambodia, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance said in a report released on Mond
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 28, 2017 16:56
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[Europe] EU mandatory register for lobbyists, a baby step towards full transparency

Olteanu says that though the framework does not forbid all interaction between tobacco and lawmakers, NGOs often use it to intimidate lawmakers into refusing any meeting with the tobacco industry. People smoke, and it is a heavily regulated area. The ind
EurActiv
added Nov 28, 2017 22:34
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Measures to fight passive smoking diluted again

The problem is that most restaurants and bars in Tokyo could fall under this exception...the health ministry’s reported compromise plan appears to leave open too big a loophole for the measure to have much effect.
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 25, 2017 01:07
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[Africa, Tanzania] JEW: Tobacco hurts more than just your lungs – it damages the communities that grow it

My colleagues and I have recently published research demonstrating just how damaging it can be to the environment and communities in rural Tanzania. Most villages in Kipembawe don’t have electricity or mobile phone coverage. There are minimal healthcare
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18
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[Canada] MacKENZIE: Four reasons the Australian government should consider litigation against tobacco companies

In a commentary in the Medical Journal of Australia today, we’re arguing governments should consider litigation against the tobacco industry to recover the massive health care costs associated with use of their products. These costs have been borne by Au
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 23:35
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