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Potential health impact of strong tobacco control policies in 11 South Eastern WHO European Region countries

The projections show that large health effects can be achieved and the results can be used as an advocacy tool towards acceleration of the enforcement of tobacco control laws in WHO European Region countries.
European Journal of Public Health
added Mar 26, 2018 14:59
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O'NEILL: Should Hong Kong ban e-cigarettes?

Next month Hong Kong’s Legislative Council will discuss a regulatory framework for e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products. What should it do? It could follow the example of Macau and Singapore. In January, Macau amended its Tobacco Prevention and C
EJ Insight (Hong Kong Economic Journal) (hk)
added Mar 26, 2018 14:47
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[Australia] 5 Years of Failure: Global Coalition Letter Against Plain Packaging / An Open Letter: Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (PDF)

Other solutions exist that do not infringe on intellectual property rights and are closely linked to a marked reduction in the adult smoking rate....plain packaging itself is associated with significant unintended consequences that continue to plague Au
Property Rights Alliance
added Mar 23, 2018 19:53
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New UN health agency regulation guidelines aim to help countries end ‘reign’ of tobacco industry

“Tobacco product regulation is an under-utilized tool which has a critical role to play in reducing tobacco use [and] these new tools provide a useful resource to countries to either introduce or improve existing tobacco product regulation provisions and
UN News Service
added Mar 10, 2018 16:55
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Tobacco product regulation: building laboratory testing capacity (PDF)

This is to provide a useful, comprehensible and easy guide for regulators and policymakers on how to test tobacco products, what products to test, and how to use testing data in a meaningful way to support regulation. The importance of laboratory testing
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:48
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Tobacco product regulation: building laboratory testing capacity

launched during the 2018 World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, provides practical, stepwise approaches to implementing tobacco testing. Such guidance is relevant to a wide range of countries in various settings, even those with inadequate re
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:42
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WHO issues new guidance on tobacco product regulation towards maximum protection of public health

Many countries have developed advanced policies to reduce the demand for tobacco, which kills over 7 million people annually, but governments can do much more to implement regulations to control tobacco use, especially by exploiting tobacco product regul
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:40
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[Asia, Qatar] Health ministry to hold tobacco survey in schools

The GYTS will be conducted in schools by collecting data from students aged 13 to 15 through a questionnaire that includes questions about the attitudes, behaviours and students’ knowledge on tobacco consumption, exposure to use, and their exposure to it
Gulf Times (qa)
added Mar 1, 2018 17:57
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Smoking Rates Around the World

The WHO lists on its websites these three important facts about tobacco use: Tobacco kills up to half of its users. Tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year. More than 6 million of those deaths are from direct tobacco use. Around 890, 000 non-
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Feb 26, 2018 22:42
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Pledging to make KL smoke-free

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) aims to reduce the prevalence of smoking in the city as part of its latest initiative to create a Smoke-Free Kuala Lumpur. The initiative was launched today as part of the Partnership For Healthy Cities, a global network of
The Star (my)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:30
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