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[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

[Asia, India] In lung cancer capital, J&K govt violates tobacco control treaty to rejuvenate park

Experts and industry obervers are of the view that the renovation of the park by a tobacco company would only end up worsening the health landscape in the state as the company would be able to build goodwill among its consumers. The park, which is vis
iamin (DNA) (in)
added Oct 19, 2015 09:06

[Asia] Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 6 in ASEAN Countries (PDF)

according to the 2015 WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, only 10% of the world’s people live in countries with sufficiently high tobacco taxes. Retail prices of cigarettes are varied across the region (Figure 1). High-income countries have highe
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Oct 11, 2015 09:01

Southeast Asia: new tobacco tax index

The world’s first tobacco taxation index by a civil society organisation has been published by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA). The report monitors implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 6 gu
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 11, 2015 08:57

[Europe, Ireland] O'REILLY: Brussels must resist lobbying by the tobacco industry

No argument was too alarmist or too cynical when the industry set out to water down EU plans to discourage smoking, says the European Ombudsman...How many more lives might be saved or public health further safeguarded if the tobacco directive had been ev
Irish Times (ie)
added Oct 10, 2015 13:16

EDITORIAL: Can state ownership of the tobacco industry really advance tobacco control?

SOTCs could in fact be co-opted into advancing the goals of tobacco control—by virtue of their potential to play a role in addressing supply side issues. In the most optimistic version of this scenario, a national government could essentially instruct its
Tobacco Control
added Oct 6, 2015 11:40
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