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Cambodia and Nepal limit smoking; China still puffing away

On Wednesday, Cambodia’s National Assembly unanimously passed a draft anti-tobacco law. It is intended to curb the current $100 million tobacco industry in Cambodia...show that culture and tradition are not insurmountable obstacles to curbing tobacco use
Blouin News (blogs)
added Apr 9, 2015 17:47
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[Asia] India can dip into Bloomberg-Gates fund if tobacco litigation looms

"The Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund was set up to encourage and assist low and middle-income countries like India to defend themselves against international trade suits brought by tobacco companies," Myers told ET. Since the past few years, countrie
The Economic Times (India)
added Apr 8, 2015 10:55
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[UK] Britain is quitting smoking. Can our success inspire the rest of the world?

From Monday, small UK shops will be forced to hide cigarettes, but big tobacco is exploiting huge new markets in China, India and Pakistan
The Observer (uk)
added Apr 5, 2015 12:28
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[Asia, India, USA] KOTHARI/RAVI: Conflicts of interest between government and tobacco industry is bad

The tobacco industry’s influence on scientific research as well as government regulation and policy is an important part of the tobacco story.... The recent pack warnings debacle is a stark example of the vested interests of the tobacco industry coming i
The Economic Times (India)
added Apr 2, 2015 17:44
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[Asia] MENDOZA: Curbing Tobacco Use – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The numbers are in, and there’s not much to celebrate: every year, about six million people die as a result of tobacco use, including 600,000 who succumb to the effects of second-hand smoke.
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Apr 2, 2015 11:50
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ROMEO-STUPPY: Tobacco Industry Marketing: A Violation of Human Rights in Latin America ($$)

In addition to the staggering damage to life and health, tobacco use is a significant drain on economies and development. The United Nations Development Programme has warned that tobacco use alone costs the world one to two percent of its GDP each year.
American Bar Association
added Jun 16, 2015 11:22
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[South Africa] NICHOLSON: World Conference on Tobacco or Health: keeping the focus on the tobacco industry

The conference closed with the announcement that South Africa had won the bid for the 17th WCTOH, the first time the conference will be hosted by an African nation. The challenge was set with the words of Nelson Mandela: “I have walked that long road to
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Apr 15, 2015 09:00
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[Africa, Kenya] Why MPs Should Pass Tobacco Regulations

Joshua Kyallo, Director of Africa for Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids, says a tobacco epidemic is looming. He spoke to John Muchangi...the work in Africa, from TFK perspective, is primarily prevention; preventing an epidemic before it hits the continent.
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Mar 30, 2015 12:21
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[Europe, USA] SHATS: TRADE LEAKS AND LITIGATION FUNDS: HOW THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY REELS US INTO MORE POINTLESS BATTLES

Why not revise the TPP and the upcoming U.S.- EU trade treaty so they cannot be used by the tobacco companies or their country allies to attack bona fide tobacco control measures? Unfortunately, it is my understanding that the resources from the new Bloom
O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
added Apr 1, 2015 10:17
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[Latin America, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Argentina Lags Behind in Terms of Tobacco Control

Argentina remains one in seven U.N. member states — and the only one in South America — to have not yet ratified, after initially signing, a landmark treaty that aims to reduce tobacco consumption and advertising.
Latin America News Dispatch
added Mar 22, 2015 16:06
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