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[Africa, UK] Nations that cannot fight tobacco industry should raise taxes, says WHO

Vinayak Prasad of WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative said many African governments were at a disadvantage in the fight against the industry over regulatory controls, like graphic health warnings on packs, which are the norm in the west. They have neither the
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 14:19
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[Africa] Gambia: Govt to Launch Tobacco Control Act 2016

The Gambia will, on the 18 July 2017, launched the Tobacco Control Act 2016(TCA), at the Arch 22 in Banjul and also present 'World No Tobacco Day awards' to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs and the National Assembly of the Gambia respectively.
All-Africa.com
added Jul 12, 2017 03:09
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH plans to ban e-cigarettes in smoke-free areas

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday is interested in heeding the advisory of the World Health Organization (WHO) to ban electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in all designated indoor smoke-free areas. DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that the health d
Northbound Philippines News Online (ph)
added Jul 10, 2017 14:58
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Should e-cigarette use be included in indoor smoking bans?

governments wanting to encourage smokers to shift to vaping might be better advised to evaluate the potential of other strategies, such as differential prices, that is, via high tobacco taxes and untaxed e-cigarettes. A potential advantage of price instru
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 8, 2017 02:19
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[Africa] Tobacco Control And Emerging Developmental Issues In Nigeria

Nigeria has both a moral burden as well as continental responsibility in ensuring that it is at the forefront of Tobacco Control in the region. While the country has been arguably slow in coming on board the global advocacy for tobacco control, the countr
Leadership (ng)
added Jun 30, 2017 13:44
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[Europe] Tobacco makers denounce ‘brand theft’ from plain packaging

has made industry executives furious and denounce “Brussels-led overregulation” that effectively leads to “brand theft”... European Commission, the World Health Organisation and public health NGOs who say branding restrictions are an effective tool to pre
EurActiv
added Jun 22, 2017 15:35
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CHAN: My decade leading the WHO: dirty fights and steps toward universal coverage

The dirtiest fights came when the tobacco industry used trade agreements to sue sovereign governments... The tobacco industry had long regarded the WHO as its biggest enemy, and I worked hard to improve that reputation.
statnews.com
added Jun 24, 2017 16:58
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STIER: Stop Funding WHO Until It Cleans Up Its Act

taxpayer funding of scandal-plagued [WHO]...FCTC released an anonymously written e-cigarette report for delegates considering rules that would have effectively banned the safer alternative to smoking. The scientifically flawed report was criticized by lea
National Review
added Jun 16, 2017 00:13
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STEIR: Stop Funding WHO Until It Cleans Up Its Act

FCTC released an anonymously written e-cigarette report for delegates considering rules that would have effectively banned the safer alternative to smoking. The scientifically flawed report was criticized by leading tobacco-control experts for positioning
National Review
added Jun 14, 2017 21:09
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[Switzerland] World Health Assembly Concludes with Focus on Means to Achieve Health-Related SDGs

The 70th World Health Assembly reached a close last week...measures include the possibility of tax increases on tobacco and alcoholic or sugary beverages, in order to limit exposure to factors that raise the risk of developing NCDs. The policy options als
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Jun 8, 2017 16:21
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