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[Asia] Pakistan ‘s Dr Sania to run for WHO’s highest post

WHO has remained under strong criticism from the rights activists, independent observers and media for taking coercive measures to harm the multibillion dollar global tobacco industry instead of preventing the hazardous effects of smoking.
Pakistan Today (pk)
added May 24, 2017 02:23
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Congratulates New Director-General of the World Health Organization

As a partner in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids looks forward to working with Dr. Tedros and the WHO to implement proven strategies to reduce tobacco use, as called for by the WHO Framework Convention on
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 24, 2017 01:51
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[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] World Health organisations oppose revived TPP talks

"The area of tobacco control. Industries may turn around and say well that's cut into their profitability and take the countries to court in these tribunals that are extra judicial to our own judicial systems."... it includes a specific carve out restrict
Māori Television (nz)
added May 30, 2017 14:58
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[Africa, Ethiopia] Physician’s letter in Lancet casts new shadow on Tedros WHO bid

The physician who leads the Africa Tobacco-Free Initiative has spoken out against candidate Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...Dr. Frank Ashall, in an open letter...The Lancet, raised questions about the Ethiopian government’s deal-making role in a tobacco indu
Africa Times
added May 25, 2017 00:56
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Tobacco and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Online Q&A / Q: What is the global impact of tobacco use? A: Tobacco consumption is the single largest preventable cause of death, killing more than 7 million people each year, of which more than 6 million are users or ex-users of tobacco, and around 89
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 20, 2017 15:34
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[Ethiopia, UK] LETTER: Questions around the candidacy of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for WHO DG

In 2016, the Ethiopian Government sold 40% of the shares in its tobacco monopoly...deal with JTI seems to have contravened Article 5·3 of [FCTC]...Tedros...was Health Minister from 2005 to 2012, and aims to be DG of WHO, I believe that he should have s
The Lancet (uk)
added May 25, 2017 01:03
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[UK] Big Tobacco lobby group quits smoking industry

International Tax and Investment Center... “The anti-tobacco campaigns became too great a distraction from ITIC’s mission, and this was a necessary step to safeguard ITIC’s reputation and ensure its long-term effectiveness,” Daniel Witt, president of ITIC
Financial Times (uk)
added May 22, 2017 11:57
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International Coalition Letter Against Plain Packaging

To: Dr. Margaret Chan ... We write as a coalition of 47 think tanks, advocacy groups and organizations in response to proposed plain packaging tobacco control measures, and by the announcements by several countries of their interest in such policies. Fi
The Future of Brands (JTI)
added May 15, 2017 18:12
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[Norway] Towards A Tobacco-Free Generation

We have to prevent that a new generation becomes addicted to tobacco, and plain packaging is an important step towards this, says Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie. WHO is calling on its Member States to prepare for plain packaging with the s
Public.
added May 8, 2017 19:11
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[Asia, Pakistan] Secondhand smoke kills 0.6m people annually, says WHO

A research transpires that adult tobacco users in Pakistan have surpassed 20 million in Pakistan while over 500,000 children have also become addicts to smoking. According to official statistics, about 100,000 persons die every year owing to the tobacco
The Nation (pk)
added May 9, 2017 13:45
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