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[Russia] UN's World Health Organization urges global tobacco tax hike / Delegates in Moscow block press from vote coverage

The World Health Organization on Tuesday approved a measure committing countries around the world to sharply raise excise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, citing the health effects and social costs of tobacco use.
Washington Times
added Oct 14, 2014 13:50
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Russia goes ahead with struggle against smoking delicately but persistently

“The choice in Moscow’s favour was made because the Russian government is really determined to stop the tobacco epidemic,” the chief of the WHO FCTC Secretariat, Vera Luiza Costa e Silva, said. At a meeting with WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on Thurs
TASS (ru)
added Oct 14, 2014 13:33
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[Asia, Pakistan, Russia] Rights group calls for exposing tobacco industry tactics

Terming the Conference of Parties, which is holding its 6th session (COP6), “a unique opportunity,” the executive coordinator of TheNetwork for Consumer Protection (TN) Nadeem Iqbal emphasised the need to make joint efforts against the tobacco industry.
The News (pk)
added Oct 14, 2014 13:33
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[Africa, Nigeria] Groups urge Senate to pass Tobacco Control Bill

A coalition of civil society groups have urged the Senate to ensure that the National Tobacco Control Bill, NTCB, which will be open for public hearing on Wednesday is in conformity with the provisions of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention
Premium Times (ng)
added Oct 14, 2014 13:13
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[Russia] MITCHELL: World Health Organization Ignores Ebola - Focuses on Taxing Tobacco Instead - Daniel J. Mitchell

But presumably there is a legitimate government role in preventing something like infectious diseases. So why isn’t WHO focused solely on things such as Ebola and SARS rather than engaging in ideological campaigns to expand the size and scope of governme
Town Hall
added Oct 14, 2014 01:28
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[Russia] Overview of FCTC Article 6 Guidelines at COP6

Dr. Frank J. Chaloupka, technical adviser to the drafting group, provides an overview of the guidelines of Article 6 on price and tax measures to reduce the demand for tobacco.
Tobacconomics (Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago)
added Oct 21, 2014 11:20
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[Russia] BULLETIN Day 1 (PDF)

the most momentous item in committee A is the debate on (and, we hope, adoption of) guidelines on Article 6 (price and tax measures). ... The tobacco industry, a major sponsor of the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), is clearly worried by A
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 14, 2014 21:03
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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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