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[Fiji, Oceania] WCO emphasizes priorities during Asia/Pacific Regional Meeting 2017

The delegates agreed on a Regional Strategic Plan and discussed several topics including the measures to counter tobacco smuggling, private sector involvement, including the possibility of back-to-back engagement with them at next year's regional meeting
World Customs Organization (be)
added Mar 31, 2017 18:26
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[Asia, China] More can be done to cut teenage smoking

A member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the country's top political advisory body, submitted a proposal at this year's ongoing session suggesting that a pack of cigarettes should cost at least 10 yuan
Ecns.cn (cn)
added Mar 8, 2017 15:33
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The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – tak
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 6, 2017 00:46
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Revealed: £150m of UK's health budget was sent overseas last year - including £15m to help FOREIGNERS quit smoking

£15 million on [WHO's] anti-smoking schemes...the amount the Department of Health spent on Overseas Development Assistance (ODA)...'When we have got a crisis in social care in the UK, it is completely unacceptable...It's a luxury we cannot afford. We shou
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 5, 2017 17:29
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[South America/Caribbean] PAHO hiring policy favours non-smokers

As part of its mandate to control the use of tobacco in order to minimize its effect on populations, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/ World Health Organization (WHO) has instituted a hiring policy that favours non-smokers.
Stabroek News (gy)
added Mar 5, 2017 00:40
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[Asia, China] SCHWARTLANDER: Tobacco lobby holding back smoking ban

Xi's vision for China's future is clear. The country's leadership should pass comprehensive legislation against tobacco to ensure all Chinese citizens, not just those in the wealthiest cities, can breathe smoke-free air indoors.
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 1, 2017 06:19
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Study: Smoking cost world $1.4 tril. in 2012

The killer habit consumed the equivalent of nearly 2 percent of global economic output or GDP, according to experts from the World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society, with almost 40 percent of the burden falling on developing countries.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 19, 2017 01:09
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[Turkmenistan] IBRAHIM: Will Iran's Rouhani get another shot at power?

that ban on tobacco had earned Berdimuhamedov his best international press and helped to paper over Turkmenistan's ongoing rifts with most of its neighbours...[FCTC] has close links with the government and held meetings in the capital Ashgabat just last y
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Feb 13, 2017 03:51
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Nationwide smoking ban needed more than ever – anti-tobacco advocates

In its Smoking Cessation Program rationale, the Department of Health (DOH), citing another WHO study, says tobacco-related deaths will not decrease in the next 30 to 50 years “unless adult smokers are encouraged to quit.” Despite the health risks, the
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Feb 14, 2017 12:27
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[Africa] Sierra Leone News: Smoking claims six million lives each year -WHO

during a meeting held in Makeni, on Friday February 3rd 2017. Health Education Manager, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Lansana Conteh described tobacco epidemic as devastating but preventable. The CDC said, “Cigarette smoking is responsible for more t
Awoko Newspaper (sl)
added Feb 10, 2017 17:57
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