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Tobacco-free generations - Protecting children from tobacco in the WHO European Region (2017)

This report highlights ongoing and emerging tobacco-related issues that affect children in the Region and examines the regulatory frameworks, commitments and other tools that Member States should use to protect children from tobacco. This also includes mo
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 5, 2017 15:19
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Global Adult Tobacco Survey Ukraine 2017 (PDF)

In 2017, 23.0% (8.2 million) of all adults in Ukraine reported current tobacco use (self-reported current use of tobacco products on a daily or less than daily basis) in any form (40.1% of males and 8.9% of females). Overall, 22.8% of adults currently sm
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 5, 2017 15:05
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Ukraine: 20% reduction in smokers since 2010

Ukraine has strengthened its anti-tobacco legislation resulting in this reduction in the proportion of the population who smoke. At the launch of the GATS results, Dr Marthe Everard, WHO Representative and Head of the WHO Country Office in Ukraine noted:
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 4, 2017 22:19
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FREUDENBERG: Big Tobacco v Global Health: Time for New Strategies

Effective tobacco control will require responding to four global trends. First, the tobacco industry is consolidating. By approving BAT's buy-out of the 57 percent of Reynolds it didn't already own, the shareholders made Big Tobacco a more powerful and c
Common Dreams
added Jul 24, 2017 17:19
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[Asia] Over 2 million Indians registered for anti-tobacco programmes in 2016, says WHO

WHO has said more than 20 lakh people enrolled themselves in the first year of a quit- tobacco initiative of the Indian government and also advocated harnessing mobile technology for personalised advice. Considering the high interest in quitting among to
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jul 23, 2017 20:08
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[UK] British American Tobacco to acquire Reynolds as activists decry merger

Shareholders approved buyout to make BAT the world’s largest listed tobacco company amid concerns over industry pushing back on government regulations... The move is also expected to speed up the development of e-cigarettes and vapes. The deal was backed
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 21, 2017 17:43
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Daily chart: The last gasp

Although the number of countries adopting such measures has steadily grown, loopholes remain common. Outside Europe, taxes on cigarettes tend to be low. As a result, smoking in the rest of the world was just as affordable in 2016 as it was in 2008—and in
The Economist
added Jul 21, 2017 15:21
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WHO Report Shows Global Progress in Fighting Tobacco Use, but Countries Must Do More to Save Lives

there is still much more work to do to stand up to the tobacco industry and stop tobacco from killing one billion people worldwide this century. The good news in the report is that there has been a big increase in the number of countries implementing the
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 20, 2017 18:39
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WHO REPORT ON THE GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC, 2017 Monitoring tobacco use and prevention policies (PDF)

All Parties to the WHO FCTC have made specific commitments to implement strong tobacco control policies – including effective monitoring programmes – as an important means of fulfilling their obligation to protect the health of their people. Substa
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 20, 2017 04:10
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WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco control policies in last decade

more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas. About 4.7 billion people – 63% of the world’s population – are covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control mea
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 20, 2017 04:09
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