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[Asia] India lost 1700 hectares forest annually from 1962-2002 due to tobacco cultivation: WHO

In its first-ever report, ‘Tobacco and its environmental impact: an overview’, WHO said that the impact of tobacco cultivation on forests since the mid-1970s was a “significant cause for concern”. The global health body said there was evidence of “subst
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added May 30, 2017 22:09
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Tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment, UN health agency warns

“Tobacco threatens us all,” WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said, explaining: “Tobacco exacerbates poverty, reduces economic productivity, contributes to poor household food choices and pollutes indoor air." The UN health chief’s assessment comes
UN News Service
added May 30, 2017 20:52
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The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control an Accelerator for Sustainable Development

have produced this Discussion Paper to support Parties to the Convention, development partners, civil society, academia and other stakeholders to accelerate tobacco control and sustainable development in an integrated manner. The paper documents how stren
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 30, 2017 15:27
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Tobacco kills more than 7 million people per year and is costing the world economy USD 1.4 trillion annually

The core message of the new report: The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control – an Accelerator for Sustainable Development, is that tobacco is both harmful to health and uniquely undermines sustainable development efforts across economic, social an
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 30, 2017 15:25
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[Asia-pacific, New Zealand] World Health organisations oppose revived TPP talks

"The area of tobacco control. Industries may turn around and say well that's cut into their profitability and take the countries to court in these tribunals that are extra judicial to our own judicial systems."... it includes a specific carve out restrict
Māori Television (nz)
added May 30, 2017 14:58
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[Europe] WHO welcomes draft decree on regulation of tobacco products, e-cigarettes in Belarus

“The draft covers the regulation of the production, trafficking and use of electronic systems. This is a progressive step that fully meets the recommendations and the provisions of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The adoption of the decr
BelTA (Belarusian Telegraph Agency) (by)
added May 29, 2017 19:13
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Announcement: World No Tobacco Day — May 31, 2017

This year, the theme for World No Tobacco Day is “Tobacco — a Threat to Development” (2). To support this theme, WHO is calling for activities that include international collaboration highlighting the links between the use of tobacco products, tobacco c
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added May 25, 2017 22:29
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] JTI urges new WHO D-G to 'get back to basics'

is calling on the newly elected director-general...it charged that the WHO today "has become ideology-driven, engaging in a fight against businesses, tobacco growers, and vapers when it should open itself up to scrutiny and see the merit of initiatives th
The Edge (my)
added May 25, 2017 21:15
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[Ethiopia] World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

He has also served as chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; as chair of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership Board; and as co-chair of the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. As Min
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 25, 2017 01:17
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[Ethiopia, UK] LETTER: Questions around the candidacy of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for WHO DG

In 2016, the Ethiopian Government sold 40% of the shares in its tobacco monopoly...deal with JTI seems to have contravened Article 5·3 of [FCTC]...Tedros...was Health Minister from 2005 to 2012, and aims to be DG of WHO, I believe that he should have s
The Lancet (uk)
added May 25, 2017 01:03
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