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[Europe] Plain tobacco packaging encourages more people to stop smoking and fewer to start

A new evidence brief by WHO/Europe — Plain packaging of tobacco products: measures to decrease smoking initiation and increase cessation — provides evidence of the effectiveness of plain packaging measures in smoking prevention and cessation.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 15, 2015 09:48

WHO plans to regulate e-cigarettes in same way as normal tobacco ($$)

Leaked documents seen by the Financial Times revealed that parts of the WHO are keen to classify the battery-powered devices as tobacco under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, a WHO treaty that obliges governments to curtail smoking rates acros
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 13, 2014 23:22

Majority of adults in Poland support smoke-free public places

In January 2014, Poland released its results from a tobacco survey conducted during November 2013, surveying adults 15 years and older. Highlights from the 2013 tobacco survey in Poland are as follows: Approximately 27% of men, 18% of women and 22% over
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 29, 2014 18:56

[Europe, France, UK, USA] E-cigarette boom prompts debate over benefits

the head of one of Europe's leading electronic cigarette industry groups has slammed the World Health Organization (WHO) for its lack of support for the booming e-cigarette market.
added Dec 22, 2013 14:56

European Union to sign Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

On 2 December 2013, the European Union (EU), a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), signed the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. This is a very important development in the WHO European Region, also
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 6, 2013 19:00

[Asia, India] SRIVASTAVA: Youth is the cornerstone for tobacco control activities

The ‘International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Century: The Endgame for Tobacco’, ... The ‘International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Century: The Endgame for Tobacco’,
Asian Tribune
added Sep 22, 2013 06:42

The 10 leading causes of death by income group (2011)

World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 23, 2013 06:23

WHO to make Russians smoke cigarette butts

Smoking in Russia may soon become an extremely costly activity. ... Black market is the main argument of the opponents of raising excise taxes on tobacco products. Indeed, the threat of growth of uncontrolled market of tobacco products is extremely high
Pravda Online
added Jun 17, 2013 12:38

World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2013 / Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship

A comprehensive ban of all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship is required under the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) for all Parties to this treaty within five years of the entry into force of the Convention for that Pa
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 9, 2013 01:04

[Uganda] 17% of children start smoking at nine - report

The principle medical officer, Mental Health and Control of Substance at the Ministry of Health, Dr Sheila Ndyanabangi, said: “While some of these children do smoke, a big per centage of them use tobacco products such as Kuber. This is a smoke free tobac
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Mar 30, 2013 18:42
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