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Tobacco & Human Rights in Latin America

An article written by ASH Staff Attorney Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy was recently published... In failing to protect their citizens from the harms of tobacco, countries are violating international human rights laws. A suit could be filed within the Inter-Americ
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jun 16, 2015 11:30
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ROMEO-STUPPY: Tobacco Industry Marketing: A Violation of Human Rights in Latin America ($$)

In addition to the staggering damage to life and health, tobacco use is a significant drain on economies and development. The United Nations Development Programme has warned that tobacco use alone costs the world one to two percent of its GDP each year.
American Bar Association
added Jun 16, 2015 11:22

How do you sell death? The tangled world of illicit tobacco

So to mark this year's World No Tobacco Day, let's delve into the tangled history of the illicit tobacco trade, where corporate words fail to match corporate actions – and public health loses out.
Medical Xpress (
added Jun 7, 2015 22:17

Multisectorial efforts needed to address tobacco control in the Republic of Moldova

25% of the population and 50% of men smoke, and 90 000 of today's youth population will take up smoking in the absence of strong tobacco control measures, highlighted Mrs Svetlana Cotelea, the Deputy Minister of Health, during a press conference held on t
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jun 7, 2015 22:15

[Africa] Ghanaian Media sensitized to support fight against Tobacco

A day’s sensitization workshop has been held for some selected Ghanaian journalists in Accra. It was part of activities lined up by the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and other stakeholders to mark this year’s World No Tobacco D (gh)
added Jun 7, 2015 22:13

ARGAMA: Indonesians to Pay the Price for Lawmakers’ Pro-Tobacco Stance

Five years after the shocking video surfaced, Indonesia is still behind in tobacco control and seems to be regressing. Indonesia is the only country in the Asia Pacific that has yet to ratify the international Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCT
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Jun 4, 2015 17:38

[Switzerland] UPDATE 1-Ukraine drops WTO action against Australian tobacco-packaging laws

Ukraine asked the panel to suspend the proceedings on May 28 and said it will try to find a mutually agreed solution with Australia..Health campaigners were perplexed by Ukraine's WTO suit because it is also a party to the U.N.'s Framework Convention...B
added Jun 3, 2015 20:32

[Asia-pacific] ARGAMA: New bill will challenge tobacco control efforts in Indonesia

Article 3 of the bill mentions 5 objectives of tobacco management. The first 4 objectives are to increase tobacco production, improve community welfare, develop the national tobacco industry and to increase state revenues.... The government should accede
Rappler (ph)
added Jun 3, 2015 10:01

Puffing dragon: China's new smoking ban faces economic blowback

“It is a challenge” for the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) to both run the Chinese cigarette industry and regulate it at the same time... has been tasked with designing graphic health warnings and ensuring they appear on cigarette packages.
Christian Science Monitor
added Jun 1, 2015 15:04

EDITORIAL: Olympic flame gives Japan a good reason to not light up in public

The government should act swiftly... We will feel shame if we find Japan to be lagging behind many other countries in imposing a ban on smoking in public places when Tokyo hosts the Olympics.
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jun 1, 2015 11:00
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