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[South America/Caribbean] PAHO hiring policy favours non-smokers

As part of its mandate to control the use of tobacco in order to minimize its effect on populations, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/ World Health Organization (WHO) has instituted a hiring policy that favours non-smokers.
Stabroek News (gy)
added Mar 5, 2017 00:40
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[Asia, China] SCHWARTLANDER: Tobacco lobby holding back smoking ban

Xi's vision for China's future is clear. The country's leadership should pass comprehensive legislation against tobacco to ensure all Chinese citizens, not just those in the wealthiest cities, can breathe smoke-free air indoors.
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 1, 2017 06:19
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Study: Smoking cost world $1.4 tril. in 2012

The killer habit consumed the equivalent of nearly 2 percent of global economic output or GDP, according to experts from the World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society, with almost 40 percent of the burden falling on developing countries.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 19, 2017 01:09
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Nationwide smoking ban needed more than ever – anti-tobacco advocates

In its Smoking Cessation Program rationale, the Department of Health (DOH), citing another WHO study, says tobacco-related deaths will not decrease in the next 30 to 50 years “unless adult smokers are encouraged to quit.” Despite the health risks, the
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Feb 14, 2017 12:27
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[Turkmenistan] IBRAHIM: Will Iran's Rouhani get another shot at power?

that ban on tobacco had earned Berdimuhamedov his best international press and helped to paper over Turkmenistan's ongoing rifts with most of its neighbours...[FCTC] has close links with the government and held meetings in the capital Ashgabat just last y
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Feb 13, 2017 03:51
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[Africa] Sierra Leone News: Smoking claims six million lives each year -WHO

during a meeting held in Makeni, on Friday February 3rd 2017. Health Education Manager, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Lansana Conteh described tobacco epidemic as devastating but preventable. The CDC said, “Cigarette smoking is responsible for more t
Awoko Newspaper (sl)
added Feb 10, 2017 17:57
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Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity

Tobacco-related diseases caused 12 percent of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012, study finds
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 31, 2017 17:15
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Calls for controls on smoking as staggering medical costs revealed

"Smoking imposes a heavy economic burden throughout the world, particularly in Europe and North America, where the tobacco epidemic is most advanced," said the study, published in the journal Tobacco Control. "These findings highlight the urgent need fo
IBTimes (uk)
added Jan 31, 2017 14:05
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[Asia] Nonprofits closing doors as India cuts access to funds

The Institute of Public Health has worked closely with the federal and Karnataka state government on several health-related and anti-tobacco campaigns. It will have to halt its programs without donations from foreign groups like the World Health Organiza
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 26, 2017 18:34
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[Caribbean] Jamaica To Evaluate WHO's Call For Heavy Taxation On Tobacco Industry

Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton says he along with stakeholders will be evaluating the call by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for heavy taxation on the tobacco industry.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jan 25, 2017 15:01
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