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Response to McNeill et al criticism of the report we prepared for WHO and subsequent review paper in Circulation on ecigs

a detailed response to the McNeill et al paper prepared by David W Bareham, which I reproduce in full below... I am a respiratory clinician with a great interest in this issue, and I would like to point out that, from the first, I DO refer people to the
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 14, 2014 11:18
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World No Tobacco Day 2016: Get ready for plain packaging

For World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2016, WHO calls for countries to get ready for plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products. Plain packaging is an important demand reduction measure. It reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products, restricts use
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Feb 17, 2016 10:39
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Reducing the appeal of smoking – first experiences with Australia’s plain tobacco packaging law

The tobacco industry has taken high profile, aggressive measures against the Australian legislation, but these have not been a deterrent. In August 2012, Australia’s High Court dismissed constitutional challenges brought by tobacco companies, awarding co
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 13, 2014 16:29
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] City can go further to quit smoking, says WHO official

Expected tax increase would only make up for inflation since last rise, head of regional anti-smoking office says ahead of Wednesday's budget
South China Morning Post
added Feb 23, 2014 17:16
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Largest-Ever Survey on Global Tobacco Use Issues Dire Warnings

Nearly half of all men and more than 1 in 10 women use tobacco in many developing countries, and women are starting to smoke at earlier ages, according to the largest survey to date on international tobacco use. If current trends continue, warns the Worl
TIME Magazine
added Aug 20, 2012 02:52
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[Turkmenistan] Muslim Country Atop World's Non-Smokers: WHO

Health-obsessed Central Asian country of Turkmenistan is the nation with the world's lowest proportion of smokers, World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan said during a visit to the Muslim republic. Chan said that just 8 percent of the population
onislam (eg)
added Oct 21, 2015 15:12
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WHO calls for higher tobacco taxes to save more lives

WHO calls on countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco. Based on 2012 data, WHO estimates that by increasing tobacco taxes by 50%, all countries would reduce the number of smo
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 27, 2014 15:29
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[Sri Lanka] WHO confers 2013 Global Anti Tobacco award to Minister Sirisena

this year's award to Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena in recognition of the decision taken by the Minister to have warning signs about oral cancer in 80 percent of cigarette packets and steps being taken by him to eradicate smoking from Sri Lanka.
News.lk - Department of Government Information (lk)
added Sep 3, 2013 00:44
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World No Tobacco Day 2017: Tobacco – a threat to development

It will demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being of their citizens. It will propose measures that governments and the public should take to prom
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 12, 2017 22:02
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Earmarked tobacco taxes: lessons learnt from nine countries (PDF)

this document describes the challenges, set-backs and achievements of nine countries in the six WHo regions (botswana, Egypt, Iceland, Panama, the Philippines, Poland, romania, thailand and Viet Nam) that have introduced laws for earmarking tax revenue
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Aug 10, 2016 12:09
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