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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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WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Reporting on the implementation of the Convention Parties' reports: Canada

Date of submission of report: 10 April 2014 Full report pdf, 1.20Mb
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 20, 2014 10:02
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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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[Canada] CORE QUESTIONNAIRE OF THE REPORTING INSTRUMENT OF WHO FCTC (PDF)

The Government of Canada addresses the public health issue of tobacco control through the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (FTCS). Launched in 2001, the FTCS was designed as a comprehensive, integrated and sustained approach to achieving reductions in to
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jun 24, 2016 14:01
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