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[Africa] Malawi: WHO Urges Member States to Include Tobacco Control in Their Policies

According to a press statement issued by WHO ahead of the World No Tobacco Day which falls on 31 May every year, tobacco kills more than 7.2 million people per year with over 80 percent from low or middle income countries. In the statement, WHO Regional
All-Africa.com
added May 25, 2017 21:01
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[Germany] Op-Ed: Glacial Progress at Bonn Climate Talks Shows Why we Need to Exclude Big Polluters From Negotiations

conflict between the interests of the tobacco industry and public health policy meant the firewall the WHO eventually erected...(known as Article 5.3) was the only way to protect the negotiations ...also applies to national policy-making within al
DeSmogBlog
added May 25, 2017 01:23
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[Ethiopia, UK] LETTER: Questions around the candidacy of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for WHO DG

In 2016, the Ethiopian Government sold 40% of the shares in its tobacco monopoly...deal with JTI seems to have contravened Article 5·3 of [FCTC]...Tedros...was Health Minister from 2005 to 2012, and aims to be DG of WHO, I believe that he should have s
The Lancet (uk)
added May 25, 2017 01:03
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Tobacco: a threat to our oceans

Each year, 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered... This year’s Ocean Conference, 5-9 June, comes mere days after World No Tobacco Day 2017, the theme of which is “Tobacco – a threat to development”. This year’s theme recognizes tobacco’s widespread
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
added May 25, 2017 00:34
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[Asia, China] Shows are cutting back on scenes that depict smoking

Smoking scenes have been significantly reduced in Chinese films and TV series in the past decade thanks to increasing awareness by the industry and the public, according to a new survey by the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control. Running against the
China Daily (cn)
added May 24, 2017 03:12
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[Asia] Pakistan ‘s Dr Sania to run for WHO’s highest post

WHO has remained under strong criticism from the rights activists, independent observers and media for taking coercive measures to harm the multibillion dollar global tobacco industry instead of preventing the hazardous effects of smoking.
Pakistan Today (pk)
added May 24, 2017 02:23
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Congratulates New Director-General of the World Health Organization

As a partner in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids looks forward to working with Dr. Tedros and the WHO to implement proven strategies to reduce tobacco use, as called for by the WHO Framework Convention on
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 24, 2017 01:51
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[Asia, India] Pro-tobacco group praises govt, thanks for taking action against some NGOs

Union Home Ministry moved against the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) for the alleged lobbying and violation of foreign funding norms,... FAIFA is headed by B V Javade Gowda, who is described as a tobacco farmer. The association told IE that it w
Financial Express (in)
added May 21, 2017 20:29
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Tobacco and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Online Q&A / Q: What is the global impact of tobacco use? A: Tobacco consumption is the single largest preventable cause of death, killing more than 7 million people each year, of which more than 6 million are users or ex-users of tobacco, and around 89
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 20, 2017 15:34
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Government goes all out so youth can resist tobacco addiction

ENCARNITA Blanco-Limpin, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) executive director, said it would really be better if young people will not start smoking. “If parents are smoking, then don’t show your children,” said Limpin, who is also a physi
Business Mirror (ph)
added May 19, 2017 14:47
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