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[Asia-pacific, East Timor, India] Southeast Asian Health Ministers Sign Anti-Tobacco Declaration

The Dili Declaration called on governments, United Nations agencies and partners to accelerate tobacco control in the region which accounts for over one-third of the world's tobacco use. "Tobacco kills 1.3 million people in the region every year, includi
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Sep 8, 2015 10:31
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[Africa, South Africa] WHO bullying burley tobacco growers

Having failed to reduce the demand for tobacco, the World Health Organisation is directing its attack at "the soft underbelly" of the industry - the growers, says Francois van der Merwe, chairman of the Africa region of the International Tobacco Growers'
BizCommunity.com (Retail Community of South Africa) (za)
added Jul 25, 2012 22:57
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Eurasian Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus to implement regulations on the packaging and labeling of tobacco products from 2017

as of January 2017 strong, uniform packaging policies will be in place in three countries covering 170 million people in our Region. In addition Armenia and Kyrgyzstan will also implement those regulations once they attain full membership of the Customs
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 1, 2014 13:29
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[Australia and Oceania, Solomon Islands] Government Increases Tobacco Excise Duty By 20%

The Minister for Finance and Treasury, Hon. Rick Hou has announced that the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) has increased excise duty for Tobacco products by 20%. This measure is part of the Government’s commitment to ensure the proportion of excise on
Scoop (nz)
added May 9, 2013 00:39
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WHO urges China to tax smokers

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan called for more taxes on Wednesday after awarding Health Minister Chen Zhu a certificate in recognition of his efforts to combat smoking.
China Daily (cn)
added Jul 20, 2012 11:22
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[Asia, Bahrain] Qatar Signs Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

Qatar signed last night the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The signing ceremony took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN Shaikh Mishaal bin Hamad Al Thani s
Kingdom Of Bahrain- Information Affairs Authority (bh)
added Jun 19, 2013 17:14
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[Africa, Russia, South America/Caribbean] Malawi farmers’ livelihood to go up in smoke as Chile bans public puffing

"We're very concerned with the smoking ban in Chile, in Russia and other countries have also proposed similar bans,” Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) chief executive officer Bruce Munthali told The Nation newspaper. “Tobacco farmers as any othe
MaraviPost.com (mw)
added Apr 6, 2013 05:11
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WHO REPORT ON THE GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC, 2017 Monitoring tobacco use and prevention policies (PDF)

All Parties to the WHO FCTC have made specific commitments to implement strong tobacco control policies – including effective monitoring programmes – as an important means of fulfilling their obligation to protect the health of their people. Substa
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 20, 2017 04:10
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[Lithuania] Roadmap of actions to strengthen implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the European Region 2015–2025: making tobacco a thing of the past (PDF)

Vilnius, Lithuania, 14–17 September 2015
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 14, 2015 12:47
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[Asia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka] Pakistan outdoes India in Tobacco control: WHO

Pakistan along with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has implemented superior strategies to curb deaths caused by tobacco in comparison with India, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report.
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Jul 11, 2015 10:41
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