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[Asia, India] While the West quits, developing world goes up in smoke

Several decades of anti-smoking regulations have produced a skew in the global map of smoking. Last year, the United Kingdom (UK) reported an all-time low in the number of smokers. But India has had a 36 per cent increase in the number of smokers since 19
New Indian Express (in)
added May 31, 2017 15:06
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Russian showpieces to be tobacco-free events

This year’s FIFA Confederations Cup and next year’s FIFA World Cup™ will be tobacco-free events. FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced the news this Wednesday 31 May... Here, highlights the key dates in FIFA’s work towards smoke
FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) (ch)
added May 31, 2017 14:16

Study reveals high environmental cost of tobacco

From crop to pack, tobacco commands an intensive use of resources and forces the release of harmful chemicals in the soil and waterways, as well as significant amounts of greenhouse gases. Its leftovers linger, as tobacco litter is the biggest component
added May 31, 2017 14:45

Stronger Tobacco-control Measures Vital, WHO Warns

WHO calls tobacco a threat to development. Besides the heavy toll in lives lost, global estimates show that "tobacco costs the global economy $1.4 trillion a year," or 1.8 percent of global gross domestic product. The WHO notes this estimate takes into c
Voice of America (
added May 30, 2017 23:59

Tobacco and its environmental impact: an overview

This overview assembles existing evidence on the ways in which tobacco affects human well-being from an environmental perspective – i.e. the indirect social and economic damage caused by the cultivation, production, distribution, consumption, and waste g
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 30, 2017 22:25

[Asia, India] WHO honours Health Minister Nadda with Award

for his leadership and commitment to advancing tobacco control, while also selecting health ministers of Maldives and Bhutan among five individuals and institutions from the WHO South-East Asia Region for this year’s World No-Tobacco Day Award.
The Statesman (in)
added May 30, 2017 22:12

[Asia] India lost 1700 hectares forest annually from 1962-2002 due to tobacco cultivation: WHO

In its first-ever report, ‘Tobacco and its environmental impact: an overview’, WHO said that the impact of tobacco cultivation on forests since the mid-1970s was a “significant cause for concern”. The global health body said there was evidence of “subst
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added May 30, 2017 22:09

Tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment, UN health agency warns

“Tobacco threatens us all,” WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said, explaining: “Tobacco exacerbates poverty, reduces economic productivity, contributes to poor household food choices and pollutes indoor air." The UN health chief’s assessment comes
UN News Service
added May 30, 2017 20:52

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control an Accelerator for Sustainable Development

have produced this Discussion Paper to support Parties to the Convention, development partners, civil society, academia and other stakeholders to accelerate tobacco control and sustainable development in an integrated manner. The paper documents how stren
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 30, 2017 15:27

Tobacco kills more than 7 million people per year and is costing the world economy USD 1.4 trillion annually

The core message of the new report: The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control – an Accelerator for Sustainable Development, is that tobacco is both harmful to health and uniquely undermines sustainable development efforts across economic, social an
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 30, 2017 15:25
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