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[Switzerland] Cabinet moots disputed anti-smoking policy

The government wants to introduce a nationwide ban on tobacco sales to consumers younger than 18 in Switzerland and restrict advertising in a bid to step up prevention efforts. Interior minister Alain Berset, whose portfolio includes health matters, says
swissinfo (Swiss Radio International) (ch)
added Nov 11, 2015 21:23

[Asia-pacific] Trade, Health, And Tobacco Exceptionalism: The TPP Tobacco Carve-Out

it remains uncertain whether the U.S. will exercise the election allowed by the carve-out...But it is not the only product that causes widespread disease. How to protect health from these other products, in this era of free trade, remains to be determined
Health Affairs (ca)
added Nov 10, 2015 16:16

[Caribbean, Jamaica] More Fire On Tobacco - Health Ministry Planning Additional Smoking Control Measures

Two years after it implemented a ban on smoking in public areas, the Ministry of Health is considering additional measures to clamp down on the tobacco industry, including restrictions on the contact between public officials and tobacco companies.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Nov 9, 2015 16:26

[Asia-pacific] Tobacco Carve-Out in TPP

“We can’t end the tobacco epidemic unless we’re all rowing in the same direction,” said Alfred Munzer, Chair of Action on Smoking and Health. “The language in the TPP is a stroke in the right direction.”
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Nov 3, 2015 16:21

[Africa, UK] ASHALL: My experience with British American Tobacco’s shameful behaviour in Ethiopia

BAT) was aware and fully involved in getting those posters on poor storefronts in Addis, even though BAT knew that advertising cigarettes was against Ethiopian law. Indeed, British American Tobacco ignored all of my attempts to contact them through thei
The Great Tobacco Plague - A doctor's experience of the world's biggest preventable killer (Dr Frank Ashall blog)
added Oct 29, 2015 13:19

[Dominican Republic, Honduras] Australia's plain pack laws tested at critical WTO hearing

Tobacco-producing nations are making their last ditch attempts to prove that Australian plain packaging laws infringe World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements at a final hearing in front of the WTO dispute settlement panel. Starting today, and set to ru
Convenience Store (uk)
added Oct 29, 2015 07:38

[Australia] 2015.10.30 Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products: Law, Ethics, and Trade

This Roundtable is co-hosted by the Intellectual Property & Innovation Law Research Program and the Australian Centre for Health Law Research...In addition to matters about constitutional law, intellectual property, public health, the case raised larger
added Oct 22, 2015 15:54

[Asia, Pakistan] ADIL: Blocking tobacco control

Those who are blocking implementation of the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control are doing a great disservice to the people of this country. The state must fulfil its international commitments for the sake of its own people’s good health.
The News (pk)
added Oct 21, 2015 14:37

[Asia-pacific] States could be sanctioned for public health failings -WHO boss

Countries must "walk the talk", she said, noting that health ministers in several states had signed up to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, a landmark anti-smoking treaty, only to have their trade ministers launch legal action to prevent other
added Oct 20, 2015 23:26

STAMATO: Big Tobacco, trade and the legal assault on foreign nations

How in good conscience can we help Big T fight the efforts of nations to limit smoking and tobacco sales? Big Tobacco will not go away. This is an industry that has declared war on those trying to protect the public's health. Every progressive step we c
added Oct 20, 2015 09:32
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