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Big tobacco, Interpol & Codentify: potential problems with industry product tracking systems

“This blog will be primarily dedicated to explaining the scam that is Codentify. I will try my best to use my background as an information systems student to explain these technical issues in simple terms.” Given the lack of research about this issue and
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jun 21, 2015 14:43

Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations for the Outcome Document

the zero draft was released of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda. It is available here: Zero draft...may contribute feedback on the zero draft by completing the form here: Submit feedback Deadline: 21 June 20
U.N. Division for Sustainable Development / Department of Economic and Social Affairs
added Jun 21, 2015 14:34

SF CTCRE submission to UN on Draft Sustainable Development Goals; please submit your comments by June 21

Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals released the Zero Draft of the document proposing goals and targets for the post-2015 agenda and invited comment...Our comments refer to the relevant sections for tobacco, so you can ju
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 21, 2015 14:27

[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] Are e-cigarettes perpetuating addiction? Evidence about the harmful effects of e-cigarettes remains inconclusive

In the UAE, the Ministry of Health has banned the sale and use of electronic cigarettes and the World Health Organisation (WHO) does not consider Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)... Dr Sree Kumar, specialist physician at Aster clinics, Al Karam
Gulf News (ae)
added Jun 20, 2015 22:41

[France, Switzerland, Uruguay, USA] International Smoke-free Air Successes

only half of all Americans are protected from exposure to secondhand smoke, whether in public places or at work. Several countries around the world have achieved complete protection for their citizens...Now we add a third, Switzerland, which presents a m
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jun 16, 2015 12:09

Multisectorial efforts needed to address tobacco control in the Republic of Moldova

25% of the population and 50% of men smoke, and 90 000 of today's youth population will take up smoking in the absence of strong tobacco control measures, highlighted Mrs Svetlana Cotelea, the Deputy Minister of Health, during a press conference held on t
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jun 7, 2015 22:15

[Africa] Ghanaian Media sensitized to support fight against Tobacco

A day’s sensitization workshop has been held for some selected Ghanaian journalists in Accra. It was part of activities lined up by the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and other stakeholders to mark this year’s World No Tobacco D (gh)
added Jun 7, 2015 22:13

How do you sell death? The tangled world of illicit tobacco

So to mark this year's World No Tobacco Day, let's delve into the tangled history of the illicit tobacco trade, where corporate words fail to match corporate actions – and public health loses out.
Medical Xpress (
added Jun 7, 2015 22:17

[Switzerland] UPDATE 1-Ukraine drops WTO action against Australian tobacco-packaging laws

Ukraine asked the panel to suspend the proceedings on May 28 and said it will try to find a mutually agreed solution with Australia..Health campaigners were perplexed by Ukraine's WTO suit because it is also a party to the U.N.'s Framework Convention...B
added Jun 3, 2015 20:32

[Asia-pacific] ARGAMA: New bill will challenge tobacco control efforts in Indonesia

Article 3 of the bill mentions 5 objectives of tobacco management. The first 4 objectives are to increase tobacco production, improve community welfare, develop the national tobacco industry and to increase state revenues.... The government should accede
Rappler (ph)
added Jun 3, 2015 10:01
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