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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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Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law: Chapter 13: Tobacco control (PDF)

· The interests of the tobacco industry are in irreconcilable conflict with public health. Governments should limit their interaction with the tobacco industry, ensure that any interactions that do occur are transparent, avoid conflicts of interest and
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 19, 2017 18:42
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Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law

This report aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives. By encouraging a better understanding of how public health
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 19, 2017 18:35
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[Asia] WHO report cites India's initiatives on tobacco control

A World Health Organisation report released today has cited India's multiple initiatives on tobacco control,... "After considering the effect of smoking on both smokers and non-smokers, the Court (Supreme Court of India) issued an order prohibiting smoki
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jan 19, 2017 18:34
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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 prom
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 12, 2017 22:02
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New tobacco control investment supports MPOWER roll-out

WHO welcomes today's announcement from Bloomberg Philanthropies on a new commitment of $360 million for the global fight against tobacco. The new funding announced by Bloomberg Philanthropies aims to build on the success of the MPOWER package of effectiv
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 12, 2017 22:02
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Poorer countries fail to act on smoking due to big tobacco threats, says WHO

Many low- and middle-income countries are too scared by the threats and misinformation of big tobacco to raise the price of cigarettes, even though it would hugely benefit both health and the economy, according to a major new report.
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 12, 2017 21:57
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Why getting farmers to switch from tobacco crops is a struggle

Crop diversification in the world’s top tobacco producers can lower smoking rates in low-income countries, but infrastructure limitations and industry subsidies make it a hard pitch to sell to farmers, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
CNBC
added Jan 11, 2017 12:45
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Emerging economies buck trend for decline in smoking

Tobacco use is becoming increasingly concentrated in low- and middle-income countries that are home to 80 per cent of the world’s 1bn smokers, according to the World Health Organisation. According to a study out today from the National Cancer Institute
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 11, 2017 12:40
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