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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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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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
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[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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[Europe, Netherlands] Dutch government in court for violating international tobacco treaty

campaigners in the Netherlands are taking the Dutch state to court...According to the Dutch Youth Smoking Prevention Foundation, the government is systematically breaching the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC),3 to
British Medical Journal
added May 21, 2015 10:11
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[Africa, UK] Kenya- Timeline: Industry Interference with the Tobacco Control Regulations 2014

This timeline provides a chronological overview of some of the main ways tobacco companies have tried to influence the development of Kenya's Tobacco Control Regulations 2014.
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added May 18, 2015 10:40
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[Pakistan, UK] EDITORIAL: Tobacco industry lobbying undermines public health in Asia

the examples of lobbying we have described highlight the importance of strengthening adherence to the framework convention.17 They also serve as a reminder of the global nature of the tobacco industry, which must not be allowed to represent itself as bein
British Medical Journal
added May 14, 2015 10:36
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[Uruguay, USA] Big Tobacco: Why Smoking Is Not Going Away

United States continues to sit on the sideline...has abandoned developing nations to fight an industry...failure to act on tobacco is something American politicians can be held accountable for—after all, it is American regulation that shifted the market t
Harvard Political Review
added May 8, 2015 10:40
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