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New UN health agency regulation guidelines aim to help countries end ‘reign’ of tobacco industry

“Tobacco product regulation is an under-utilized tool which has a critical role to play in reducing tobacco use [and] these new tools provide a useful resource to countries to either introduce or improve existing tobacco product regulation provisions and
UN News Service
added Mar 10, 2018 16:55

Tobacco product regulation: building laboratory testing capacity (PDF)

This is to provide a useful, comprehensible and easy guide for regulators and policymakers on how to test tobacco products, what products to test, and how to use testing data in a meaningful way to support regulation. The importance of laboratory testing
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:48

Tobacco product regulation: building laboratory testing capacity

launched during the 2018 World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, provides practical, stepwise approaches to implementing tobacco testing. Such guidance is relevant to a wide range of countries in various settings, even those with inadequate re
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:42

WHO issues new guidance on tobacco product regulation towards maximum protection of public health

Many countries have developed advanced policies to reduce the demand for tobacco, which kills over 7 million people annually, but governments can do much more to implement regulations to control tobacco use, especially by exploiting tobacco product regul
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:40

[Asia, Qatar] Health ministry to hold tobacco survey in schools

The GYTS will be conducted in schools by collecting data from students aged 13 to 15 through a questionnaire that includes questions about the attitudes, behaviours and students’ knowledge on tobacco consumption, exposure to use, and their exposure to it
Gulf Times (qa)
added Mar 1, 2018 17:57

Smoking Rates Around the World

The WHO lists on its websites these three important facts about tobacco use: Tobacco kills up to half of its users. Tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year. More than 6 million of those deaths are from direct tobacco use. Around 890, 000 non-
Voice of America (
added Feb 26, 2018 22:42

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Pledging to make KL smoke-free

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) aims to reduce the prevalence of smoking in the city as part of its latest initiative to create a Smoke-Free Kuala Lumpur. The initiative was launched today as part of the Partnership For Healthy Cities, a global network of
The Star (my)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:30

WHO condemns misleading use of its name in marketing of heated tobacco products

(BAT) is launching a new heated tobacco product, “glo”. In materials promoting the launch of the product,...BAT has made statements that could be incorrectly perceived as implying that [WHO] is endorsing this product as a less harmful alternative to ciga
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Feb 12, 2018 21:03

MOORE: View from THE LEFT Tobacco Use Is Holding Back the Developing World

The majority of the WHO tobacco control strategies apply to, and directly affect tobacco users themselves, but non-users should be just as invested in the battle against tobacco consumption. Aside from the fact that nearly one million of the tobacco-rela
Merion West
added Jan 25, 2018 20:58

[Asia, India] Passive smoking remains a major concern, and we don’t realise that

Responding to queries for the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS-2) conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), along with the World Health Organisation and the Indian government’s Ministry of Health, 23.9% of the respondents from Karnata
The News Minute (in)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:54
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