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The environmental profile of a community’s health: a cross-sectional study on tobacco marketing in 16 countries

This study indicates that tobacco marketing remains ubiquitous even in countries that have ratified the FCTC...there is an urgent need for countries either to implement comprehensive controls on tobacco marketing or to enforce such controls more effectiv
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 1, 2015 11:56

[Africa, UK] British American Tobacco accused of bribing government officials

Cancer Research UK called for an urgent inquiry into whether criminal offences have been committed under the Bribery Act 2010. Harpal Kumar, the charity’s chief executive, said: “We are appalled by the allegations presented in this programme. For any com
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 1, 2015 02:18
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[UK] BBC reports BAT tobacco giant paid bribes in east Africa

paid bribes to officials in east Africa, including two members of a convention created under the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat smoking, according to a BBC investigation airing on Monday. The claims were immediately denied by the London-based
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Dec 1, 2015 01:33

[Africa, Burundi, Kenya, UK] The secret bribes of big tobacco

Panorama found British American Tobacco illegally paid politicians and civil servants in countries in East Africa... BAT made illegal payments to two members and one former member of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Co
BBC Online
added Nov 30, 2015 17:03

[Asia, Uae] Tobacco lobby holds China's health quotient to ransom

So what is the real problem holding China back...the tobacco industry presents the biggest opposition force to a smoking ban. The CNTC has 33 provincial affiliates and each affiliate owns its own county-level sub-affiliates. The county-level tobacco manuf
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:22

[Korea - South] Government Steps Up to Study Cigarettes and their Effects

The Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has opened a research center to study the ingredients in cigarettes, their addictiveness and their risk on health. Located at the KCDC complex in Osong, Chungbuk Province, the research center wil
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Nov 27, 2015 10:06

[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] WHO: Saudi joins protocol to fight illicit tobacco trade

the Kingdom has become the first Arab country and the tenth internationally to join the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. The announcement was made by the director general of the executive board of the Health Ministers' Council for
Al (jo)
added Nov 27, 2015 10:05

[Asia] Conflicts of interest in tobacco control in India: an exploratory study

Conflicts of interest are rampant in India and operate in many different ways. These conflicts can lead to negative consequences for tobacco control with far-reaching effects. Varied strategies using legal, administrative and legislative tools need to be
Tobacco Control
added Nov 27, 2015 09:33

[Netherlands] Lobby group welcomes ban on tobacco lobbyists

The doors to the Dutch government have been closed against the tobacco industry and its lobbyists, according to an anti-tobacco lobby group, the Framework Convention Alliance. In a note posted on its website, the alliance said that while a court in the
Tobacco Reporter
added Nov 23, 2015 14:30

China has raised the tax on cigarettes: what's next?

The Chinese government raised tobacco tax on 10th May 2015, 10 years after the ratification of the WHO Framework Convention...ample room remains for the Chinese government to further increase the tax on cigarettes.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 21, 2015 16:17
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