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South Africa: the complex politics impeding tobacco control progress

the National Department of Health has drafted a law to introduce plain packaging, ban indoor smoking, remove point-of-sale advertising, regulate alternative nicotine delivery products, etc., but the law is stuck within government. The impasse though is n
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Apr 30, 2018 21:09
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[Africa, South Africa] CABINET APPROVES NEW TOBACCO BILL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The new bill is intended to replace the 1993 Tobacco Control Act... “It addresses key areas relating to indoor public areas, display of tobacco products at point of sea, use of electronic devices and the introduction of plain packaging of tobacco product
Eyewitness News (za)
added Apr 26, 2018 18:51
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[South Africa] Bill to get cigarettes into plain packaging now out for public comment

The Cabinet has approved the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill for public comment. The bill will repeal the Tobacco Products Control Act, and will aim to promote public health and align SA’s tobacco control law with the Wor
BusinessLive (za)
added Apr 26, 2018 17:00
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[South Africa] Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 25 April 2018

Cabinet approved for the publication of the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill of 2017 in the Government Gazette for public comments. The Bill repeals the Tobacco Products Control Act, 1993 (Act 83 of 1993) so as to promote
South African Government News Agency (za)
added Apr 26, 2018 16:04
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[India] Tax Gutkha, Khaini, Zarda in a Standardised Way to Check its Use: Report

According to a new report, unless countries figure out how to tax smokeless tobacco (SLT) products in a standardised manner, they will find it difficult to check its widespread use. The report — Global Smokeless Tobacco Control Policies and Their Impleme
News18 (Global Broadcast News) (in)
added Apr 26, 2018 16:01
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[Asia, Pakistan] FBR assigned to reduce tobacco consumption

health ministry ... has asked FBR to implement only two slabs which are in international practice and end the third slab which covers the price from Rs35 to 55 approximately, added official.
The Nation (pk)
added Apr 26, 2018 13:59
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LETTER TO WALT DISNEY Re: Fox Searchlight movies(PDF)

Dear Mr. Iger: As investors representing $556 billion... Summary We propose the following steps to manage the public health risk posed by the Fox film acquisition, which align with recommendations from global health experts: (1) Extend The Walt D
Seventh Generation Interfaith CRI
added Apr 26, 2018 02:57
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‘We have a rich heritage and, we believe, a bright future’: how transnational tobacco companies are using Twitter to oppose policy and shape their public identity

Transnational tobacco companies are using Twitter to oppose tobacco control policy and shape their public identity by promoting corporate social responsibility initiatives in violation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Regulation of the tob
Tobacco Control
added Apr 26, 2018 01:36
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[Brazil] Workshop in the Philippines to strengthening national coordinating mechanisms

Philippines Department of Health (DOH) conducted a three-day workshop to strengthening the national coordinating mechanisms to ensure effective WHO FCTC implementation and monitoring. To this workshop attended representatives from national Government agen
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 25, 2018 17:50
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[Asia, India] NICPR-ICMR report recommends banning selling, import of smokeless tobacco products

A government body along with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has compiled a report that recommends banning manufacture, selling and import of smokeless tobacco products as per a WHO framework. The first-ever compilation of the global progre
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 25, 2018 14:06
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