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WHO condemns misleading use of its name in marketing of heated tobacco products

(BAT) is launching a new heated tobacco product, “glo”. In materials promoting the launch of the product,...BAT has made statements that could be incorrectly perceived as implying that [WHO] is endorsing this product as a less harmful alternative to ciga
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Feb 12, 2018 21:03
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MOORE: View from THE LEFT Tobacco Use Is Holding Back the Developing World

The majority of the WHO tobacco control strategies apply to, and directly affect tobacco users themselves, but non-users should be just as invested in the battle against tobacco consumption. Aside from the fact that nearly one million of the tobacco-rela
Merion West
added Jan 25, 2018 20:58
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[Asia, India] Passive smoking remains a major concern, and we don’t realise that

Responding to queries for the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS-2) conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), along with the World Health Organisation and the Indian government’s Ministry of Health, 23.9% of the respondents from Karnata
The News Minute (in)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:54
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[Africa] Tunisia launches ‘Yakfi’ quit smoking campaign

The Ministry of Public Health in Tunisia has re-launched a programme which it hopes will encourage its citizens to stop smoking. First launched in 2016, the “Yakfi” campaign comes as part of the cooperation between the Ministry of Public Health, the Wor
Middle East Monitor (MEMO) (uk)
added Jan 2, 2018 22:36
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[Africa, Kenya] Big Tobacco’s ‘healthier’ alternatives to cigarettes meets skepticism

During a stakeholders’ meeting held in Nairobi two weeks ago, Leadership Impact Dynamics founder Ade Adeyam said the industry must offer alternative products as a tool to help stop smoking. “We believe we can have a big impact on public health by promot
East African Standard (ke)
added Dec 26, 2017 03:52
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World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and heart disease / Date: 31 May 2018

The campaign will increase awareness on the: link between tobacco and heart and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including stroke, which combined are the world’s leading causes of death; feasible actions and measures that key audiences, including gov
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 22, 2017 02:01
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GHEBREYESUS/VAZQUEZ: Seeing Through Big Tobacco’s Smokescreen

Even today, the same tobacco companies are marketing new products... If national leaders, health ministers, and finance chiefs ever wondered how far they should go to regulate tobacco products, Big Tobacco’s admissions, together with investors’ second tho
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 20, 2017 19:22
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[UK] Medical marijuana has NO public health risks and should not be withheld from patients, WHO declares after months of deliberation

The WHO has declared medical marijuana is beneficial for cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases, and does not carry an addiction risk The report, published today, also recommended imposing the strong restrictions available on fent
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 18, 2017 21:23
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[Asia] Karnataka HC ruling on pictoral warnings on tobacco products may hit India’s image

The rules mandated 85% pictorial warnings on both sides of packages... “The move will result in India’s global ranking for pictorial warnings to go back to 106th ranking in the world from its current 3rd position. Similar warnings on tobacco packs have
livemint.com (in)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:54
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[Africa] KAGAME FOLLOWS MAGUFULI’S LEAD, BANS SHISHA SMOKING IN RWANDA

Recently, World Health Organisation (WHO) in an advisory note to regulators revealed that smoking shisha posed grave health risks as shisha smokers in a single session would inhale smoke of 100 or more cigarettes.
Nation Media (ke)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:30
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