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SMOKING IS BAD, SURE, AND MOST SMOKERS FEEL DISCRIMINATED AGAINST FOR DOING IT

Gallup has found that each adult smoker racks up an average of $2,132 more in health care costs each year, adding $92 billion to the country’s total health care costs. Gallup predicts that such cost factors, as well as secondhand smoke, contribute to disc
Newsweek
added Jul 19, 2017 15:18
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ECOSOC Resolution calls for the UN agencies to prevent interference from the tobacco industry

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a resolution (E/2017/L.21) by consensus which is a breakthrough in terms of promoting the implementation of the WHO FCTC and ensuring a consistent and effective separation between the activities
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 17, 2017 21:11
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] WHO hit on e-cigarettes info

“Local anti-tobacco groups should realize that the WHO is not infallible and repeating wrong information on e-cigarettes will not make it correct,” said Tom Pinlac, president of The Vapers Philippines. “The WHO, which believes that the only way to red
Manila Standard (ph)
added Jul 16, 2017 15:30
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[Africa, UK] Nations that cannot fight tobacco industry should raise taxes, says WHO

Vinayak Prasad of WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative said many African governments were at a disadvantage in the fight against the industry over regulatory controls, like graphic health warnings on packs, which are the norm in the west. They have neither the
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 14:19
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[Africa] Gambia: Govt to Launch Tobacco Control Act 2016

The Gambia will, on the 18 July 2017, launched the Tobacco Control Act 2016(TCA), at the Arch 22 in Banjul and also present 'World No Tobacco Day awards' to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs and the National Assembly of the Gambia respectively.
All-Africa.com
added Jul 12, 2017 03:09
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH plans to ban e-cigarettes in smoke-free areas

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday is interested in heeding the advisory of the World Health Organization (WHO) to ban electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in all designated indoor smoke-free areas. DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that the health d
Northbound Philippines News Online (ph)
added Jul 10, 2017 14:58
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Should e-cigarette use be included in indoor smoking bans?

governments wanting to encourage smokers to shift to vaping might be better advised to evaluate the potential of other strategies, such as differential prices, that is, via high tobacco taxes and untaxed e-cigarettes. A potential advantage of price instru
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 8, 2017 02:19
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[Africa] Tobacco Control And Emerging Developmental Issues In Nigeria

Nigeria has both a moral burden as well as continental responsibility in ensuring that it is at the forefront of Tobacco Control in the region. While the country has been arguably slow in coming on board the global advocacy for tobacco control, the countr
Leadership (ng)
added Jun 30, 2017 13:44
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CHAN: My decade leading the WHO: dirty fights and steps toward universal coverage

The dirtiest fights came when the tobacco industry used trade agreements to sue sovereign governments... The tobacco industry had long regarded the WHO as its biggest enemy, and I worked hard to improve that reputation.
statnews.com
added Jun 24, 2017 16:58
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[Europe] Tobacco makers denounce ‘brand theft’ from plain packaging

has made industry executives furious and denounce “Brussels-led overregulation” that effectively leads to “brand theft”... European Commission, the World Health Organisation and public health NGOs who say branding restrictions are an effective tool to pre
EurActiv
added Jun 22, 2017 15:35
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