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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Tobacco - China’s addiction to an outdated and impoverishing economy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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[Asia] Smoking keeps China’s poor mired in poverty, global agencies say

From buying cigarettes to paying hospital bills and losing a breadwinner, the economic burden of tobacco use is crippling, says UN and WHO
South China Morning Post
added Apr 16, 2017 19:48
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[Asia] The Bill China Cannot Afford: HEALTH, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COSTS OF CHINA’S TOBACCO EPIDEMIC (PDF)

China is the epicentre of this epidemic, and thus lies at the heart of global efforts to stop it...through implementation of a comprehensive package of strong tobacco control policies, China could avert many millions of preventable deaths, as well as mi
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 16, 2017 14:39
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[Asia] UN calls for total tobacco ban in China's public places

While congratulating Shanghai on becoming the latest Chinese city – following Beijing and Shenzhen – to enforce a total smoking ban in public places, the UN remains hopeful that more cities following their examples. "The Bill China Cannot Afford: Health
China Internet Information Center (cn)
added Apr 16, 2017 13:41
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