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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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[Georgia (Country)] Georgia introduces tough new tobacco law

Georgia introduced the first part of the country’s new comprehensive tobacco control law on Tuesday, 1 May 2018. The new law, which was passed by the Parliament of Georgia last year, was warmly welcomed by the Convention Secretariat. Andrew Black, the Tea
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 11, 2018 03:02
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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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Russian smokers down 17% since 2013

On the 2-year anniversary of Russia's historic tobacco control law, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation reported encouraging prevalence numbers. The number of smokers in Russia has fallen by about 17% since the adoption of tobacco control le
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 9, 2015 10:31
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6% Less smokers in Russia since smoking ban entered into force

number of smokers in Russia has dropped 6 percent since the country adopted a strong tobacco control legislation last year. The opinion poll shows that that the percentage of smokers has decreased from 41 to 35 percent in the past year.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Aug 12, 2014 11:43
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Conference on World No Tobacco Day highlights efforts to reduce tobacco use in Slovenia

At the conference, Helena Koprivnikar of the NIPH said: "Increasing the rate of taxation and thus the price of tobacco products is the most effective component of any comprehensive tobacco control programme and the most cost-effective measure."
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jun 27, 2014 16:32
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RAISING TAX ON TOBACCO: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (PDF)

is the most cost-effective solution for reducing tobacco use in all types of settings. The experience of the Philippines and other countries, including Egypt, France and Turkey, shows that raising tobacco taxes is feasible and has real benefits for the he
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jun 6, 2014 14:23
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BATES: Letter to WHO on low risk alternatives to smoking: a reader’s guide

commentary on the text of the letter: so here is my ‘reader’s guide’. The letter text is picked out as quotes in boxes with a commentary beneath each section. Note: the commentary and interpretation are mine, and only the text is endorsed by the signat
The Counterfactual (Clive Bates blog) (uk)
added Jun 3, 2014 20:04
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