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[Europe, India] WHO chief accuses tobacco giant of 'sabotaging' EU health bill

The World Health Organisation chief on Wednesday accused tobacco giant Philip Morris of seeking to "sabotage" a proposed EU measure to clamp down on tobacco industry marketing aimed at women and youngsters. The planned Tobacco Products Directive, or TPD,
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Sep 11, 2013 14:05
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[Africa] Zambia urged to raise tobacco tax

A HEALTH expert has said that Zambia should raise taxation on tobacco in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation to safeguard lives. Ministry of Health tobacco control focal point person John Mayeya said at the launch of the internat
Zambia Daily Mail (zm)
added Dec 14, 2015 16:03
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Reducing the burden of tobacco: what's the endgame?

This commentary argues that the tobacco control interventions recommended by the World Health Organization are necessary but not sufficient to adequately address the consequences of tobacco use.
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Oct 28, 2014 12:18
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Egypt, Iran, Pakistan among top growth countries with respect to tobacco consumption: WHO

According to a news release by the United Nations Information Center in Tehrn, WHO called on countries to raise tobacco taxes. Higher taxes on tobacco raise more revenue for governments and health programmes, reduce tobacco use and lead to healthier comm
Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)
added May 30, 2014 04:17
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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaican Teens At Greatest Risk Of Cancer - Report

according to the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) report Cancer in the Americas Country Profiles 2013. The report noted that teenage tobacco smokers in Jamaica were 28.7 per cent of the adolescent population, co
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Nov 10, 2013 13:14
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[Africa, Rwanda] WHO calls for heavy taxes on tobacco products

The east African Community (EAC) governments should increase taxes on tobacco products to discourage smoking. According to the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa, taxes on tobacco products are low in East Africa, which makes it easy for many people to
The New Times (rw)
added Apr 1, 2013 09:16
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[Europe] EVIDENCE BRIEF: Plain packaging of tobacco products: measures to decrease smoking initiation and increase cessation (PDF)

Studies have revealed that plain packaging reduces the attractiveness of the product, particularly to women and young people. ... increase awareness about the risks related to tobacco consumption, encouraging more people to quit and fewer to start. In
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 15, 2015 09:54
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[Africa, Namibia] WHO Windhoek meeting looks at tobacco

The World Health Organization Regional office for Africa, with support from the government of Norway held a Regional Consultation on Tobacco and Trade in Windhoek from 4 to 6 February.
Namibia Economist (na)
added Feb 13, 2013 21:11
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[Switzerland] PHILIP MORRIS BRANDS V. ORIENTAL REPUBLIC OF URUGUAY: WRITTEN SUBMISSION (AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF) BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND THE WHO FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL SECRETARIAT (PDF)

action taken by Uruguay was taken in light of a substantial body of evidence that large graphic health warnings are an effective means of informing consumers...These bodies of evidence...support the conclusion that the Uruguayan measures in que
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 13, 2016 19:59
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[Asia, East Timor] Indonesia in Uneasy Glare as WHO Turns Its Focus to Tobacco

“Tougher actions are needed for tobacco control and prevention,” said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, the WHO’s regional director. “Countries must equally tax all tobacco products, ban tobacco advertisements, enforce pictorial warnings on cigarette packs and imp
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Sep 7, 2015 11:19
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