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[Asia] WHO calls Pakistan to introduce uniform tobacco taxation structure

(WHO) has called upon the government of Pakistan to simplify tobacco taxation through a uniform tax structure; increase tobacco taxation to 70% of the retail price; and immediately withdraw the third tier of taxation introduced by the previous government
The News (pk)
added Sep 18, 2018 21:11
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Cancer burden rises to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018 (PDF)

“Best practice measures embedded in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control have effectively reduced active smoking and prevented involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke in many countries,” says Dr Freddie Bray, Head of the Section of Cancer Surv
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
added Sep 13, 2018 14:13
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As if being poor was not enough…

When a family breadwinner gets sick or dies prematurely due to tobacco use, the entire family is devastated and further impoverished. This cycle of tobacco use and poverty is vicious and will perpetuate through generations without intensified tobacco cont
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 27, 2018 21:45
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UN-backed treaty against illicit tobacco trade set to take effect in September

“With the entering into force of the Protocol, we have made yet another step in our global efforts in tobacco control,” said Vera da Costa e Silva, the Head of Secretariat of the WHO FCTC, which will also serve as the Secretariat for the Protocol. If th
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 27, 2018 21:45
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] WHO Targeting Businesses To Support 'Revolution Smoke-Free'

Across the Western Pacific Region, WHO invites all businesses to join a new campaign, “Revolution Smoke-Free”, and establish smoke-free workplaces in which everyone is free from tobacco smoke in their workplaces and beyond. “A smoke-free workplace is n
Malaysian Digest (my)
added Jul 18, 2018 00:47
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[Asia] WHO China Corporate Pledge Event on Smoke-Free Workplaces

This is my second trip to China after taking office as WHO Director-General. I’m delighted to be here at this very special and important event. As we all know, the tobacco epidemic takes a huge toll on China. China has one-third of the world’s smokers,
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 20, 2018 01:43
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Andorra vows to kick habit of cigarette advertising

The tax haven of Andorra has long been a favourite destination for smokers looking to stock up on cheap cigarettes, but the enclave said Thursday that it would soon stop advertising the fact...(WHO) anti-tobacco convention, which aims to encourage people
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 16, 2018 13:10
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[Switzerland] COP8 is coming up, with important progress to report

Taking place in Geneva from 1 to 6 October, it will focus on topics such as the shaping of a medium-term strategic framework...will also be the starting point for a wider application of the WHO FCTC not only for tobacco control, but also as an internation
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 14, 2018 00:11
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[Switzerland] Further documents to COP8 now available

a conceptual framework for the development of a voluntary financial investment fund, which annual interest would be meant to support the implementation of the WHO FCTC; a date and place proposal for COP9, should it be held in Geneva; the necessary infor
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 14, 2018 09:44
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Attorney-General of Brazil to be the featured speaker at COP8

(WHO FCTC) which will take place in Geneva from 1 to 6 October. The first woman to hold the office of Attorney-General of the Union (AGU), Ms Fernandes Mendonça will share her experience in the successful February 2018 battle to uphold the constitutiona
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 10, 2018 13:24
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