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Tobacco & Human Rights in Latin America

An article written by ASH Staff Attorney Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy was recently published... In failing to protect their citizens from the harms of tobacco, countries are violating international human rights laws. A suit could be filed within the Inter-Americ
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jun 16, 2015 11:30

ARGAMA: Indonesians to Pay the Price for Lawmakers’ Pro-Tobacco Stance

Five years after the shocking video surfaced, Indonesia is still behind in tobacco control and seems to be regressing. Indonesia is the only country in the Asia Pacific that has yet to ratify the international Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCT
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Jun 4, 2015 17:38

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, UK, USA] The role of public law-based litigation in tobacco companies’ strategies in high-income, FCTC ratifying countries, 2004–14 [FREE FULL TEXT]

crucial that governments be aware that the litigation, arbitration and public relation strategies adopted by industry are intertwined. The new generation of regional trade agreements, such as Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the p
Journal of Public Health
added Jul 31, 2015 12:33

Puffing dragon: China's new smoking ban faces economic blowback

“It is a challenge” for the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) to both run the Chinese cigarette industry and regulate it at the same time... has been tasked with designing graphic health warnings and ensuring they appear on cigarette packages.
Christian Science Monitor
added Jun 1, 2015 15:04

EDITORIAL: Olympic flame gives Japan a good reason to not light up in public

The government should act swiftly... We will feel shame if we find Japan to be lagging behind many other countries in imposing a ban on smoking in public places when Tokyo hosts the Olympics.
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jun 1, 2015 11:00

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

The 12 year agreement is now coming to an end – but the European Commission is now discussing its ‘renewal’ with Phillip Morris. This is incredibly worrying. There’s a fundamental conflict here, considering that the international community recognises t
Cancer Research UK (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 07:30

[Asia, China] Xinhua Insight: Chinese teenagers lured by easy tobacco access

Lax enforcement of the ban on tobacco sales to minors and marketing gimmicks targeted at teenagers ensure a steady increase in the smoking population. The average age when youth begin to smoke in China has dropped to 10.7 years old.
Xinhua Newswire
added Jun 1, 2015 07:02

[Asia] EDITORIAL: Will China make the great leap in tobacco control in 2015?

China can and must go even further. A bold reform—separating governmental tobacco control activities completely from the tobacco industry—is an essential next step.
The Lancet (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 08:10

Assessment of the European Union's illicit trade agreements with the four major Transnational Tobacco Companies [FREE FULL TEXT]

We conclude that the agreements have little or no added value and conflict with the article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC. The EU was correct when it expressed a disapproval about the relationship between INTERPOL and PMI and confirmed publicly that “the interests
Tobacco Control
added May 29, 2015 09:55

[Netherlands] Dutch government in court for violating international tobacco treaty ($$)

Public health campaigners in the Netherlands are taking the Dutch state to court in an attempt to force it to end what they say is the excessive influence of the tobacco industry on the government’s antismoking policies. According to the Dutch Youth Smo
British Medical Journal
added May 28, 2015 08:30
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