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Halfdan Mahler, Who Shifted W.H.O.’s Focus to Primary Care, Dies at 93

was the third director general of the World Health Organization, leading it from 1973 to 1988...He banned smoking at the organization’s headquarters — smashing an ashtray to make his point. After retiring from the W.H.O., he directed the International Pl
New York Times
added Dec 16, 2016 16:10
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VESPA: The U.S. Spends How Much On Tobacco Control?

president-elect does have a creed that he has taken to heart ever since his brother Fred died, which has passed on to is children: No drinking, no drugs, and no smoking. If anything, Trump could boost funding to this effort to further control tobacco
Town Hall
added Dec 14, 2016 21:23
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[India] JOHNSON: United Nations works against press freedom when it comes to world health arm

I’ve experienced the WHO’s assault on media firsthand. During a WHO tobacco control meeting held last month in India, journalists were improperly banned from a taxpayer-funded legislative meeting of representatives of more than 180 countries who were dis
The Hill
added Dec 10, 2016 00:29
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World No Tobacco Day 2017: Tobacco – a threat to development

It will demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being of their citizens. It will propose measures that governments and the public should take to promo
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 9, 2016 23:54
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[Switzerland] Swiss parliament rejects tobacco advertising ban

A plan put forward by Federal Councillor Alain Berset to restrict tobacco advertising was rejected by parliament today by 101 votes to 75.... Berset’s proposed rules would have banned advertising in public spaces, in cinemas, in the press and on the inte
Le News (ch)
added Dec 9, 2016 13:36
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[UK] SIEGEL: Dishonesty of Vaping Opponents (Health Agencies) is Out of Control; Urgent Action is Needed

How ironic that Professor Gilmore is attacking the tobacco industry for opposing "any policy that would reduce" tobacco use, while at the very same time (and in the same sentence) she is vigorously opposing one of the most promising strategies ever for r
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Nov 28, 2016 15:29
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[Asia-pacific] What will it take to get China’s 350 million smokers to quit? Public bans, tax hikes on the cards

“We will put health in a strategic position and regard it as a priority task. In our development mindset, we should prioritise health and emphasise health goals in our economic and social planning,” Li said. “Public policies should favour health goals an
South China Morning Post
added Nov 24, 2016 15:11
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[Asia] Vaping Is Not the Solution, WHO Warns China’s Smokers

they might just substitute one evil with another, the World Health Organization warned... Ahead of Singles’ Day on Nov. 11, China’s top holiday for online shopping, internet vendors are promoting deals...with ads saying, “Big smoke,” “No oil leak,” and “L
Sixth Tone (cn)
added Nov 10, 2016 14:29
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[Asia] Government of India promotes COP7

has published half page public service announcements in national newspapers, promoting the up-coming seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). The Government’s announcements were
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Nov 9, 2016 12:22
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[Asia, India] Transparency, Yes. Interference, No.

We cannot sit at the negotiating table with the people who caused this global disaster because one thing is crystal clear - this industry lies. ...we will be making documents available, we will be briefing journalists and we will publicize our decisions.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Nov 9, 2016 12:21
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