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[Russia] A U.N. body just held a secret vote to raise the price of U.S. tobacco around the world

A World Health Organization panel on Tuesday removed members of the press and public from a meeting in Russia, then quickly adopted a recommendation calling for a huge tax hike on tobacco products around the world, one that would likely harm U.S. tobacco
The Blaze
added Oct 14, 2014 20:29
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[Russia] JOHNSON: UN’s health agency boots public, press to work on a global tobacco tax in secret

took a hostile and alarming turn on Monday when the public was kicked out of the meeting... It’s no wonder the convention’s delegates voted to ban the public. They obviously don’t want the world to see all the bad decisions they’re making.
Washington Times
added Oct 14, 2014 20:23
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[Russia] UN Tobacco Summit Kicks Out Public

The United Nations is meeting under Vladimir Putin’s watchful eye — but outside the public’s — to build support for higher tobacco taxes and cigarette advertising bans. The sixth conference of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Toba
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Oct 14, 2014 20:21
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[Russia] JOHNSON: The UN’s health agency works on a global tobacco tax in secret

took a hostile and alarming turn on Monday when the public was kicked out of the meeting. The tyrannical attack on the principles of transparency and accountability took place when delegates from more than 175 countries who are part of the Framework Conv
Washington Times
added Oct 13, 2014 16:56
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Russia makes progress in fight against smoking — WHO chief

At a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chan thanked him for his leadership skills and devotion to the cause. She recalled that at one of the previous meetings, Putin told her he wants to improve the health of Russians and make them drink les
TASS (ru)
added Oct 13, 2014 16:54
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[Russia] WHO FCTC throws out public at Moscow Meeting: “What do they have to hide?”, asks JTI

COP is again hijacked by tobacco control lobbyists who freely exercise undue influence. We urge the FCTC to take every remaining opportunity to fix this broken process and to respect rules of good governance, rather than institutionalizing a policy of clo
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added Oct 13, 2014 14:10
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Russia will join protocol for elimination of illicit tobacco trade — health minister

Russia will join the international protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said at the opening ceremony of the sixth conference of the parties to the World Health Organization’s Framework Conve
TASS (ru)
added Oct 13, 2014 13:55
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Russia plans to raise tobacco taxes

Russia, which has introduced strict anti-smoking legislation, was hosting a five-day World Health Organisation conference that has brought together some 1,500 delegates from signatory countries of the international body’s Framework Convention on Tobacco
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 13, 2014 10:23
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[Philippines, Russia] Exclusion of cigarette firms from WHO meet questioned

(JTI) said shutting out the public—including industry members and media—from the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was “highly questionable” and showed “lack of transparency,” ci
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Oct 12, 2014 21:53
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[Netherlands] Dutch court first to find that global tobacco treaty can trump national law

this case is the first time a court has cited the FCTC as the primary legal justification for overturning a weak tobacco control law. In 2011, a Belgian court cited the FCTC along with several principles of national law when eliminating an exception in a
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 12, 2014 11:37
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