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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Who wants to eat with diners who smoke, asks WHO official

A key World Health Organization official visiting Tokyo to press for a smoking ban in all public places said it is unthinkable in other countries to eat in a restaurant where diners were smoking. Douglas Bettcher, WHO director of the Department for Prev
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:04
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Expert: E-cigarettes effective in fighting nicotine addiction

In a news conference, Farsalinos said the World Health Organization and concerned national health agencies, such as the Department of Health in the case of the Philippines, should promote e-cigarette use—like a form of smoking-cessation medication to smo
Business Mirror (ph)
added Apr 9, 2017 19:22
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WHO: Japan needs anti-smoking law before Tokyo Olympics

Douglas Bettcher, WHO director of non-communicable diseases prevention, said Japanese smoking restrictions are far behind global standards and need to be updated because foreign visitors expect clean air while in Japan. He said partial anti-smoking measu
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 7, 2017 17:32
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[Georgia (Country)] 11 thousand Georgians die from tobacco every year

Georgia, in this term, takes the second place in Europe. Eleven thousand people die of tobacco consumption every year... The alarming statistics were introduced to Georgian lawmakers by representatives of World Health Organization (WHO) at the meeting in
The Messenger (ge)
added Apr 6, 2017 01:23
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[Fiji, Oceania] WCO emphasizes priorities during Asia/Pacific Regional Meeting 2017

The delegates agreed on a Regional Strategic Plan and discussed several topics including the measures to counter tobacco smuggling, private sector involvement, including the possibility of back-to-back engagement with them at next year's regional meeting
World Customs Organization (be)
added Mar 31, 2017 18:26
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[Fiji, Oceania] High demand for illicit tobacco

Today the OCO and WHO signed a memorandum of understanding to work together in sharing information and ideas relevant to preventing and eliminating illicit tobacco trade.
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) (fj)
added Mar 31, 2017 18:24
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[Fiji, Oceania] WHO and OCO Sign to Tackle Illicit Tobacco Trade Problem

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the World Health Organisation (WHO) office in Suva, yesterday. The MoU was signed between the OCO and WHO to work together in sharing information and ideas relevant to preventing and eliminating illicit tobacco trade.
Fiji Sun (fj)
added Mar 29, 2017 19:09
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The case for the WHO Advisory Note, Global Nicotine Reduction Strategy [FREE FULL TEXT]

the main goal of the Advisory Note was to provide a scientific review and examine the potential feasibility of reduced nicotine content cigarettes as an approach to tobacco control, and to describe the context in which this approach could be considered.
Tobacco Control
added Mar 21, 2017 17:10
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[Asia, China] More can be done to cut teenage smoking

A member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the country's top political advisory body, submitted a proposal at this year's ongoing session suggesting that a pack of cigarettes should cost at least 10 yuan
Ecns.cn (cn)
added Mar 8, 2017 15:33
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The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – tak
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 6, 2017 00:46
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