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WHO urges governments to reject Philip Morris smoking foundation

advised governments on Thursday to reject a plan by tobacco firm Philip Morris International to set up a Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. “The tobacco industry and its front groups have misled the public about the risks associated with other tobacco pr
Reuters
added Sep 28, 2017 16:21
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WHO Statement on Philip Morris funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

PMI engages in large scale lobbying and prolonged and expensive litigation against evidence-based tobacco control policies... The tobacco industry and its front groups have misled the public about the risks associated with other tobacco products. This inc
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 28, 2017 16:20
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Tobacco consumption in Poland halved since '90s: report

The results of the World Health Organisation's study were presented in Warsaw on Wednesday. Poland, alongside other EU states, is at the forefront of introducing policies aimed at curbing tobacco consumption, acclaimed physician Prof. Witold Zatoński sai
Polskie Radio (pl)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:52
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WHO urges for bolder gov't actions worldwide against non-communicable diseases

However, the report finds that progress around the world has been uneven and insufficient in addressing the four main shared NCD risk factors, tobacco, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol.
Xinhua Newswire
added Sep 20, 2017 22:18
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WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat’s statement on the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

any collaboration with this Foundation, due to its current funding arrangement that comes from a tobacco multinational, would constitute a clear breach of Article 5.3 of the Convention concerning tobacco industry interference. Parties to the Convention ha
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 27, 2017 16:39
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EDITORIAL: A smoke-free generation?

the relative impotence of international agencies and impecunious governments in the face of powerful multinational industries, and the complacency of governments in rich countries, which are content to observe rather than accelerate declining tobacco use
British Medical Journal
added Sep 20, 2017 14:21
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[Asia, India] IMA asks WHO to clarify on tobacco report of IB

Indian Medical Association (IMA) is disturbed by recent media coverage of a purported 'intelligence bureau' report stating that restrictions on tobacco use in India would encourage consumption of more injurious toxicants like alcohol and narcotic drugs.".
Times of India
added Sep 18, 2017 05:04
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The Perverse Effect of Sin Taxes: The Rise of Illicit White Cigarettes (PDF)

r results suggest that taxes on legal cigarettes drive the demand for illicit tobacco and especially illicit whites, which are products made legally and then smuggled into markets where tax is not paid. As the WHO ramps up efforts against smoking, gover
American Enterprise Institute
added Sep 18, 2017 14:16
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Korea advised to limit smoking at public places, cigarette ads: WTO

has recommended South Korea to adopt more stringent regulations to ban cigarette smoking in public places and restrict tobacco advertising and promotions...has been properly implementing four other areas in monitoring, offering help, warning and enforcing
Korea Herald (kr)
added Sep 11, 2017 06:27
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From smoking to Ebola, can graphic design save your life?

look at the evolution of cigarette packaging over the past 120 years - and the dramatic fall in the number of smokers. From the Great Plague of London to Ebola, an exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection explores how design decisions can have a major i
Wired
added Sep 8, 2017 15:02
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