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[UK] Big Tobacco lobby group quits smoking industry

International Tax and Investment Center... “The anti-tobacco campaigns became too great a distraction from ITIC’s mission, and this was a necessary step to safeguard ITIC’s reputation and ensure its long-term effectiveness,” Daniel Witt, president of ITIC
Financial Times (uk)
added May 22, 2017 11:57
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Tobacco and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Online Q&A / Q: What is the global impact of tobacco use? A: Tobacco consumption is the single largest preventable cause of death, killing more than 7 million people each year, of which more than 6 million are users or ex-users of tobacco, and around 89
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 20, 2017 15:34
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International Coalition Letter Against Plain Packaging

To: Dr. Margaret Chan ... We write as a coalition of 47 think tanks, advocacy groups and organizations in response to proposed plain packaging tobacco control measures, and by the announcements by several countries of their interest in such policies. Fi
The Future of Brands (JTI)
added May 15, 2017 18:12
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] WHO to support Health Ministry with enforcing tobacco control regulations

The ministry in a release said the Convention Secretariat, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and WHO, will provide technical support on the areas identified as priorities for strengthening the implementation of the con
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added May 11, 2017 00:37
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[Asia, Pakistan] Secondhand smoke kills 0.6m people annually, says WHO

A research transpires that adult tobacco users in Pakistan have surpassed 20 million in Pakistan while over 500,000 children have also become addicts to smoking. According to official statistics, about 100,000 persons die every year owing to the tobacco
The Nation (pk)
added May 9, 2017 13:45
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[Norway] Towards A Tobacco-Free Generation

We have to prevent that a new generation becomes addicted to tobacco, and plain packaging is an important step towards this, says Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie. WHO is calling on its Member States to prepare for plain packaging with the s
Public.
added May 8, 2017 19:11
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[Georgia (Country)] UN supports comprehensive tobacco-control legislation in Georgia

Representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) called a press conference today to support the adoption of the Tobacco-Control Law in Georgia. UN representatives stressed that the draft legislation
Agenda.ge (ge)
added May 5, 2017 18:14
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[Asia, India] JOHNSON: Press Freedom Day Ruined by UN's War on Media

Last November, members of the media were improperly banned from a meeting hosted by the [FCTC]... colleagues and I were stunned that a U.N. agency would prohibit the media from covering a legislative meeting that effected tax rates, health policy and trad
NewsMax
added May 2, 2017 19:29
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[Asia-pacific] Chasing a smoke-free dream for Japan

The importance of smoke-free policy should not be limited to sport venues, but should be applicable elsewhere. The Olympic Games offer Japan an opportunity to advance its smoke-free policy.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 2, 2017 15:37
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[Japan] Tokyo struggles with smoking ban ahead of Olympics

Japan's lax laws on smoking have come under fire by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Health Organization (WHO)..."The tobacco issue is something that can't really be solved in a Japanese manner," he said. "Without outside pressure,
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added May 2, 2017 15:34
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