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Recommendation of the European Ombudsman in the inquiry into complaint 852/2014/LP against the European Commission regarding its compliance with the Tobacco Control Convention

The Ombudsman took the view that parties to the Convention are required to take active measures both to limit the extent of interactions with the tobacco industry and to ensure transparency where such interactions occur. The Ombudsman rejected the view t
European Ombudsman
added Oct 5, 2015 11:19
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[Europe] Alleged failure to properly implement Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The Commission should: a) undertake a thorough assessment of how to implement the WHO Convention rules across all of its departments; b) publish online lists of all meetings with tobacco industry representatives and minutes of such meetings;
European Ombudsman
added Oct 5, 2015 11:17
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[Africa, South Africa] Bid to stub out all smoking

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi wants to outlaw smoking in certain public areas completely because there is no valid reason to smoke any form of cigarette. “We want to relook the issue of having smoking areas,” he told the Saturday Star. “Can anyone tel
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Oct 4, 2015 10:34
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Join hands to make the dream of smoke-free society, a reality!

representatives from 6 countries-- Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Nepal - met in Bali, Indonesia, to take part in a workshop on 'Enforcement and Monitoring of Pictorial Health Warnings' organized by International Union Against Tube
The Hans India (in)
added Oct 4, 2015 10:21
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Tobacco Industry Interference Index / 2015 ASEAN Report on Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3 (PDF)

Main Findings Interference from the tobacco industry remains a big problem in countries in the ASEAN region. There is marginal improvement in the implementation of Article 5.3 in the region. There is no change in the overall ranking of the countries: Brun
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Oct 2, 2015 11:05
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BLOOMBERG/CHAN: Why the United Nations should press for higher taxes on tobacco

If the primary role of government is to protect lives — and we believe it is — then tobacco taxes are an essential tool. The United Nations should encourage countries to raise tobacco taxes to support the world’s development goals and reduce tobacco use.
Washington Post
added Oct 2, 2015 10:42
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UN Officially Recognizes that Tobacco Makes the World Poorer

General Assembly formally adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a plan to eradicate global poverty. The goals formally recognize, on a global scale, the negative impact of tobacco consumption on health, wealth, and development and commit membe
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Sep 26, 2015 18:16
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Thank You for Not Smoking / How the WHO Fought Tobacco Through Treaties

The FCTC, as the first treaty negotiated under the auspices of WHO and the first collective response to non-communicable diseases, provides a critical case study of how developments at the international level can influence domestic policymaking and creat
Foreign Affairs
added Sep 25, 2015 16:09
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HUBER: Make the SDGs Famous

The world cannot afford this tremendous loss of life...the greed of tobacco companies. The United Nation's new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can help reverse...SDGs ask the global community to address the health crisis spawned by tobacco use by im
Huffington Post (blog)
added Sep 23, 2015 15:50
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[Asia, India] 8 STATES JOIN HANDS TO STOP TOBACCO INDUSTRY INTERFERENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES

To stop the interference of tobacco industry in the formulation and implementation of public health policies, as many as eight states...taken during a roundtable consultation on ‘Implementation of FCTC Article 5.3 – Stopping Tobacco Industry Interference
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Sep 23, 2015 15:26
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