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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH gains in bid to stop tobacco industry from marring public health protection

The Philippines is a party to the WHO FCTC, introduced in 2005. Article 5.3 states that countries must protect public health policies on tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. Compared to SEATCA’s first repo
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Aug 18, 2015 09:57
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Tobacco control advocates take Pakistan government to court for reneging on 85% graphic health warnings

The legal intervention from the Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan (CTC-Pak) blocks the immediate watering-down of the law and calls health and finance ministers to account for reneging on a policy proven to protect public health. Tobacco industry pr
The Union (formerly, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) (fr)
added Aug 15, 2015 10:56
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GLANTZ: Tobacco control advocates take Pakistan government to court for reneging on 85% graphic health warnings

After years of the tobacco companies bullying governments in court, it is nice to see health advoacte pushing back when government caves to Big Tobacco. Here is a press release that the International Union against Turbulosis and Lung Disease just put ou
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Aug 15, 2015 10:55
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Special communication: State-ownership of tobacco industry: a ‘fundamental conflict of interest’ or a ‘tremendous opportunity’ for tobacco control?

We argue that legislative separation of tobacco control from SOTC oversight provides a desirable alternative to industry privatisation, and that radically realigning the goals of SOTCs to reduce tobacco consumption could make an important contribution to
Tobacco Control
added Aug 15, 2015 08:05
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[Africa, Uganda] You can’t buy one cigarette stick; only packets

This is one of the rules the newly passed Tobacco Control Bill 2014 seeks to enforce, once the President signs it into law. But how possible is it to ensure that people across the country buy cigarettes in packs? We look at this and other key issues in th
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Aug 11, 2015 08:24
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State-ownership of tobacco industry: a ‘fundamental conflict of interest’ or a ‘tremendous opportunity’ for tobacco control?

state-owned tobacco companies (SOTCs)...We argue that legislative separation of tobacco control from SOTC oversight provides a desirable alternative to industry privatisation, and that radically realigning the goals of SOTCs to reduce tobacco consumption
Tobacco Control
added Aug 5, 2015 08:31
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CHESTNOV/EVANS: Taxing tobacco to reduce expenditures on illnesses

Our organizations, the WHO and the World Bank Group, believe that it is a moral and economic imperative to support every possible measure of tobacco control. Taxes on tobacco - the least expensive, least implemented and most effective tool in the fight t
China Daily (cn)
added Aug 5, 2015 07:56
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] CHESTNOV / EVANS: Why more tobacco taxes are needed

Taxes on tobacco — the least expensive, least implemented, and most effective tool in the fight to reduce the use of this deadly product — should not be left unimplemented. By raising the cost of tobacco, we have the potential to reverse the epidemic, pr
TODAYonline (sg)
added Aug 4, 2015 17:48
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, UK, USA] The role of public law-based litigation in tobacco companies’ strategies in high-income, FCTC ratifying countries, 2004–14 [FREE FULL TEXT]

crucial that governments be aware that the litigation, arbitration and public relation strategies adopted by industry are intertwined. The new generation of regional trade agreements, such as Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the p
Journal of Public Health
added Jul 31, 2015 12:33
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Implementation of Effective Cigarette Health Warning Labels Among Low & Middle Income Countries: state capacity, path dependency, and tobacco industry activity

Drs. Hiilamo and Glantz concluded that adopting voluntary HWL policies reduced the likelihood of having FCTC compliant HWLs and that legislators and other policymakers should not accept industry voluntary agreements in tobacco. Click here to read the f
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 30, 2015 15:04
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