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WHO issues new guidance on tobacco product regulation towards maximum protection of public health

Many countries have developed advanced policies to reduce the demand for tobacco, which kills over 7 million people annually, but governments can do much more to implement regulations to control tobacco use, especially by exploiting tobacco product regul
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:40
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Gender issues at the core of tobacco control

Tobacco growing requires specially high levels of pesticides and fertilizers. In low and middle income countries (LMICs), tobacco farmers, who are mainly women, are subjected to the risks of exposure to tobacco products given the poor working conditions.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:41
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The Convention Secretariat’s engagement during the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

The Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control ... The busy week will also include a Convention Secretariat booth located at the Exhibition Area. March 7 will see the Plenary Opening session of the 17th WCTOH in which Dr Vera Luiza
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:42
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[Asia, Qatar] Health ministry to hold tobacco survey in schools

The GYTS will be conducted in schools by collecting data from students aged 13 to 15 through a questionnaire that includes questions about the attitudes, behaviours and students’ knowledge on tobacco consumption, exposure to use, and their exposure to it
Gulf Times (qa)
added Mar 1, 2018 17:57
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Smoking Rates Around the World

The WHO lists on its websites these three important facts about tobacco use: Tobacco kills up to half of its users. Tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year. More than 6 million of those deaths are from direct tobacco use. Around 890, 000 non-
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Feb 26, 2018 22:42
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Pledging to make KL smoke-free

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) aims to reduce the prevalence of smoking in the city as part of its latest initiative to create a Smoke-Free Kuala Lumpur. The initiative was launched today as part of the Partnership For Healthy Cities, a global network of
The Star (my)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:30
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WHO condemns misleading use of its name in marketing of heated tobacco products

(BAT) is launching a new heated tobacco product, “glo”. In materials promoting the launch of the product,...BAT has made statements that could be incorrectly perceived as implying that [WHO] is endorsing this product as a less harmful alternative to ciga
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Feb 12, 2018 21:03
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The WHO FCTC Secretariat briefring about the funding of ILO projects by the tobacco industry

addressed the concerns of the Convention Secretariat about the funding of ILO projects by the tobacco industry and shared the view of the Secretariat from the perspective of the provisions of the WHO FCTC and its guidelines related to preventing tobacco i
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:43
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[France] French public sector scheme Ircantec to divest from tobacco

The €9.8bn French public sector pension scheme Ircantec is pulling out of the tobacco industry, a decision affecting some €20m of investments. Jean-Pierre Costes, president of Ircantec’s board of directors, told IPE that it made the decision for several
IPE.com / Investments and Pensions Europe (uk)
added Mar 31, 2018 14:13
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MOORE: View from THE LEFT Tobacco Use Is Holding Back the Developing World

The majority of the WHO tobacco control strategies apply to, and directly affect tobacco users themselves, but non-users should be just as invested in the battle against tobacco consumption. Aside from the fact that nearly one million of the tobacco-rela
Merion West
added Jan 25, 2018 20:58
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