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JACKSON: Ebola may be in the headlines, but tobacco is another killer in Africa

story of injustice and inequality. While transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) take home humungous profits, such as the £5.5bn UK-based British American Tobacco (BAT) pocketed in 2013, each year they leave more than half a trillion dollars (pdf) of econo
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 17, 2014 10:52
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[Africa, Russia] ATHERTON: World Health Org's $20m, Secret, Taxpayer-Funded Meeting in Moscow Could Result in $33-A-Pack Cigarettes

fully occupied in Moscow talking tobacco in preference to what many would say is the far more pressing need of the Ebola outbreak. What has really created dissent is the secret nature of the Moscow event. No media is allowed, and the votes taking place –
breitbart.com
added Oct 16, 2014 11:42
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[Africa, Russia] EDITORIAL: The Ebola Twilight of Public Institutions / The WHO and CDC are failing in their core health mission

WHO has long been a growing irrelevance, as director-general Margaret Chan spent the week not in Monrovia but Moscow, pontificating at a WHO conference aimed at raising global tobacco taxes. More disquieting are the failures of the Centers for Disease Co
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 16, 2014 11:40
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[Russia, UK] ITIC advances fact-based tax and economic reform ($$)

Your report "Tobacco lobby aims to derail WHO on tax increases" (October 7) painted the International Tax and Investment Center...organisations, are alleging that ITIC's research and education programmes are part of a "hidden agenda" to "derail" the WHO's
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 15, 2014 21:13
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[Africa, India, Russia] BULLETIN Day 4 (PDF)

the Article 17 & 18 working group report poses a serious threat to the integrity of Article 5.3 and will give tobacco manufacturers and their agents a guaranteed back door to tobacco control policy discussions, if guiding principle 2 is adopted in its pr
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 15, 2014 20:43
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[UK] BATES: Review of the FCA COP-6 position on e-cigarettes

sets a out a position that reflects a careful navigation through the middle ground between the pro- and anti- harm reduction factions in that alliance, while basically not saying too much that is wrong or likely to cause harm. It is a real achievement tha
The Counterfactual (Clive Bates blog) (uk)
added Oct 16, 2014 18:08
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[Russia] World Health Organization backs higher tobacco taxes to cut smoking

approved guidelines on Wednesday urging countries to increase cigarette taxes to help discourage smoking. The guidelines, which leave it to individual countries to determine their own tax rates, were adopted by a conference of the parties to the WHO's Fr
Reuters
added Oct 15, 2014 16:31
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[Russia] WHO deal backs higher tobacco taxes to cut smoking

The World Health Organization today adopted guidelines recommending countries bring in higher taxes on cigarettes to help cut smoking rates, a move fiercely opposed by the tobacco industry. Delegates from 179 countries meeting in Moscow signed up to th
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 15, 2014 16:30
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[Africa, Nigeria, Russia] National Tobacco Control Bill Should Conform With Global Convention – Groups Tell Senate

The groups: Environmental Rights Action, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC), and the National Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) in a statement issued in Abuja, said a tobacco control bill that is in sync with the FCTC will not only promote
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Oct 15, 2014 16:13
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[Africa, Nigeria, Russia] WHO Conference Bars Tobacco Industry ... Deliberate On Taxation Measures

Parties commenced the meeting by rejecting INTERPOL's application to observe the treaty because of its financial ties to the tobacco industry and ejected tobacco industry representatives from the proceedings. These actions paved the way for the swift ado
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Oct 15, 2014 13:14
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