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[Asia, Nepal] CHAPAGAI: Where there’s smoke / Plain packaging is expected to limit and reduce the attractiveness of cigarettes

in order to implement plain packaging and make Nepal a tobacco-free country, the government should start work to prepare a policy. The government can provide cash incentives and agricultural inputs to tobacco farmers to encourage them to switch to growing
Kathmandu Post (np)
added Jul 26, 2017 19:29
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH gov’t can do more in anti-smoking drive

The Philippine government should maximize resources derived from tobacco taxes by intensifying smoking-prevention programs up to the local government level, according to the latest report of the World Health Organization (WHO) on smoking. In the report,
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jul 26, 2017 19:28
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[Asia] WICKRAMASINGHE: World tobacco outlook and Sri Lankan experience

One size does not fit all. Sri Lanka was reportedly considering further extensions to its existing ban on public space smoking to private hotels and establishments, sales bans in proximity to areas patronized by minors – but what real purpose do these ser
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Jul 24, 2017 21:34
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Strong Uptake in Tobacco Uptake Warning

Our chart today shows the number of countries that have legislated for mandatory graphic images, and this has now reached 78 countries, covering close to half of the world’s population. This initiative has been promoted by the World Health Organisation’s
The Market Mogul (uk)
added Jul 24, 2017 16:17
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[Asia-pacific] Smoking threatens Thailand’s sustainability, says health foundation

Smoking costs Thailand nearly Bt75 billion a year, according to an estimate released by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation on Monday. “The figures are equivalent to 0.78 per cent of the country’s gross domestic products,” the foundation’s deputy manag
The Nation (th)
added Jul 24, 2017 16:16
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WHO Report Shows Global Progress in Fighting Tobacco Use, but Countries Must Do More to Save Lives

there is still much more work to do to stand up to the tobacco industry and stop tobacco from killing one billion people worldwide this century. The good news in the report is that there has been a big increase in the number of countries implementing the
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 20, 2017 18:39
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WHO REPORT ON THE GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC, 2017 Monitoring tobacco use and prevention policies (PDF)

All Parties to the WHO FCTC have made specific commitments to implement strong tobacco control policies – including effective monitoring programmes – as an important means of fulfilling their obligation to protect the health of their people. Substa
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 20, 2017 04:10
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Global anti-smoking measures quadruple since 2007: WHO report

Warnings about the dangers of smoking and restrictions on tobacco use have quadrupled worldwide since 2007, but more needs to be done to curb this deadly habit, the UN health agency said Wednesday.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 20, 2017 04:09
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[India] Industry front group dumps Big Tobacco

The International Tax and Investment Centre (ITIC) has announced that it will no longer accept sponsorship from tobacco companies or permit their representatives to sit on its board. This follows a campaign in 2016, led by the Tax Justice Network, ASH (U
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Jul 20, 2017 00:56
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[Switzerland] Dates, location decided for FCTC COP8

The eighth session of Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control will be held 1-6 October 2018 at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG). If the illicit trade protocol has entered into force by then, MOP1 of the ITP will t
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Jul 20, 2017 00:55
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