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WHO REPORT ON THE GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC, 2017 Monitoring tobacco use and prevention policies (PDF)

All Parties to the WHO FCTC have made specific commitments to implement strong tobacco control policies – including effective monitoring programmes – as an important means of fulfilling their obligation to protect the health of their people. Substa
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 20, 2017 04:10
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WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco control policies in last decade

more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas. About 4.7 billion people – 63% of the world’s population – are covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control mea
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 20, 2017 04:09
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Global anti-smoking measures quadruple since 2007: WHO report

Warnings about the dangers of smoking and restrictions on tobacco use have quadrupled worldwide since 2007, but more needs to be done to curb this deadly habit, the UN health agency said Wednesday.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 20, 2017 04:09
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UN reports more people warned against tobacco use, but industry interference continues

shedding light on tobacco industry tactics. Such tactics include “exaggerating the economic importance of the tobacco industry, discrediting proven science and using litigation to intimidate governments.”
UN News Service
added Jul 20, 2017 04:09
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Tobacco firms 'hamper anti-smoking push'

The tobacco industry is hampering efforts to introduce life-saving interventions in low and middle-income countries, according to a report by the World Health Organization. Countries covering two-thirds of the world's population now have measures in plac
BBC Online
added Jul 20, 2017 04:09
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[Africa] Tobacco companies interfere with health regulations, WHO reports

Wednesday’s WHO report, which was funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, comes on the same day as a shareholder vote on a $49bn merger between BAT and Reynolds American Incorporated, a deal that would make BAT the largest listed tobacco company in the world
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 20, 2017 04:08
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[Japan] Tobacco industry blocking anti-smoking moves: WHO

The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation. Countries with partly state-owned tobacco
Reuters
added Jul 20, 2017 04:08
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SMOKING IS BAD, SURE, AND MOST SMOKERS FEEL DISCRIMINATED AGAINST FOR DOING IT

Gallup has found that each adult smoker racks up an average of $2,132 more in health care costs each year, adding $92 billion to the country’s total health care costs. Gallup predicts that such cost factors, as well as secondhand smoke, contribute to disc
Newsweek
added Jul 19, 2017 15:18
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ECOSOC Resolution calls for the UN agencies to prevent interference from the tobacco industry

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a resolution (E/2017/L.21) by consensus which is a breakthrough in terms of promoting the implementation of the WHO FCTC and ensuring a consistent and effective separation between the activities
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 17, 2017 21:11
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] WHO hit on e-cigarettes info

“Local anti-tobacco groups should realize that the WHO is not infallible and repeating wrong information on e-cigarettes will not make it correct,” said Tom Pinlac, president of The Vapers Philippines. “The WHO, which believes that the only way to red
Manila Standard (ph)
added Jul 16, 2017 15:30
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