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[New Zealand, Switzerland] GLOVER: As the WHO Gathers, Our Global Tobacco Control Framework Needs Radical Overhaul

I’m proud that New Zealand has that vision. Our delegation reported to COP8 that New Zealand will be introducing risk-proportionate regulation. Adoption of a harm reduction approach is also well underway. Will this cause delegates from other countries to
Filter (The Influence Foundation)
added Oct 4, 2018 17:04

Cigarette smoking: an assessment of tobacco’s global environmental footprint across its entire supply chain, and policy strategies to reduce it (PDF)

From tobacco cultivation and curing, to cigarette manufacturing, distribution, consumption and discarding, every stage in the global tobacco supply chain involves considerable resource inputs such as water, land, energy and material resources, as well
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 3, 2018 19:14

[Switzerland] WHO FCTC COP8: Spotlight on environment in tobacco control talks in Geneva

Tobacco control efforts must begin to prioritize strategies to combat the destructive impacts of tobacco not only on public health, but also on the environment and sustainable development, said senior officials at the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 9, 2018 19:38

UN: Tobacco Kills Not Just People, but the Environment

Health officials say smoking not only kills about 7 million people every year, but has a devastating impact on the environment _ contributing to deforestation, water and soil depletion and acidification.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 3, 2018 09:06

WHO FCTC opens 8th COP session to review progress, strengthen global fight against tobacco use

The COP8 discussions from 1 to 6 October bring together delegations from 137 countries, along with representatives of United Nations agencies, other intergovernmental organizations and civil society. Conference participants will review the progress in re
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 2, 2018 18:38
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[Switzerland, UK] BATES: Over 70 experts call on WHO to embrace technology innovation in the fight against diseases caused by smoking

Dear WHO FCTC, do not block the exits for people trying to quit smoking using vaping, smokeless, heated tobacco or novel products. Remember, the enemies of innovation can do more harm than good. Every two years, the Parties to the WHO Framework Conventi
The Counterfactual (Clive Bates blog) (uk)
added Oct 2, 2018 18:35

GLOBAL PROGRESS REPORT on Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (PDF)

11. The implementation of the Convention is at crossroads. There are international developments that could provide impetus to WHO FCTC implementation, including the opportunities for integration with other horizontal programmes, such as those on NC
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 2, 2018 15:28

[Switzerland] New report on global progress in implementation of tobacco control treaty

Dr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva said, “We are happy to report, based on the information received from the Parties in the 2018 reporting cycle, that progress is evident in implementation of most articles to the Convention, especially the time bound measure
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 2, 2018 15:25

[Switzerland] Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8)

Tobacco control will be on the spotlight for a week in Geneva, the governing body of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the Conference of the Parties will open its eighth session on 1 October 2018 and close on the following Saturday, 6 Octo
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 2, 2018 15:24

[Vietnam] WHO’s social media campaign promotes smoke-free environment

A three-month social media campaign against smoking was launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Vietnam in partnership with key tobacco control partners in Hanoi on September 27. Themed “#Respect,” the campaign aims to promote a smoke-free env
Vietnam News Agency (VNA)
added Sep 28, 2018 14:39
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