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[Caribbean, Jamaica] WHO to support Health Ministry with enforcing tobacco control regulations

The ministry in a release said the Convention Secretariat, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and WHO, will provide technical support on the areas identified as priorities for strengthening the implementation of the con
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added May 11, 2017 00:37
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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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[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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[Georgia (Country)] UN supports comprehensive tobacco-control legislation in Georgia

Representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) called a press conference today to support the adoption of the Tobacco-Control Law in Georgia. UN representatives stressed that the draft legislation
Agenda.ge (ge)
added May 5, 2017 18:14
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[Asia, India] JOHNSON: Press Freedom Day Ruined by UN's War on Media

Last November, members of the media were improperly banned from a meeting hosted by the [FCTC]... colleagues and I were stunned that a U.N. agency would prohibit the media from covering a legislative meeting that effected tax rates, health policy and trad
NewsMax
added May 2, 2017 19:29
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[Asia-pacific] Chasing a smoke-free dream for Japan

The importance of smoke-free policy should not be limited to sport venues, but should be applicable elsewhere. The Olympic Games offer Japan an opportunity to advance its smoke-free policy.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 2, 2017 15:37
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[Japan] Tokyo struggles with smoking ban ahead of Olympics

Japan's lax laws on smoking have come under fire by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Health Organization (WHO)..."The tobacco issue is something that can't really be solved in a Japanese manner," he said. "Without outside pressure,
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added May 2, 2017 15:34
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[Japan] Editorial: No half-measures on indoor smoking ban

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should end the wrangling over secondhand smoke countermeasures and put together a Health Promotion Act revision bill banning indoor smoking, with no exceptions.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 24, 2017 14:39
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Tobacco - China’s addiction to an outdated and impoverishing economy

Smoking-related diseases are on track to claim more than 200 million lives in China this century, a new joint WHO/UNDP report warns. The majority of these deaths will occur in China’s poorest and most vulnerable communities unless critical steps are take
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 18, 2017 14:25
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The Bill China Cannot Afford / The Health, Economic, and Social Costs of China’s Tobacco Epidemic

This groundbreaking report provides an analysis of the current health, social and economic costs and impacts of tobacco use and policies in China. It highlights the impact of tobacco use on development, focusing particularly on poverty and inequality and
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 18, 2017 14:25
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