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[Mid-east, Uae] The long read: smoking kills so why is Big Tobacco’s toxic business thriving in the Middle East?

Thirty-five years ago this month, worried executives at British Ame­rican Tobacco flew the company’s commercial partners in the Arab world to London for an urgent conference to discuss “Smoking and Health in the Middle East”.
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Jul 31, 2015 13:11
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[South Africa] NICHOLSON: World Conference on Tobacco or Health: keeping the focus on the tobacco industry

The conference closed with the announcement that South Africa had won the bid for the 17th WCTOH, the first time the conference will be hosted by an African nation. The challenge was set with the words of Nelson Mandela: “I have walked that long road to
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Apr 15, 2015 09:00
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[Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Smoking out the evidence on water pipe use

The Middle East has the world’s highest prevalence of water pipe smoking, with the greatest concentration in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine, according to Gemma Vestal from the WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative, which took part in a meeting at the World Confer
Nature Middle East (uk)
added Apr 6, 2015 12:46
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[Asia, Nepal, Pakistan] World body urges India to resist tobacco industry pressure

(WCTOH) has urged countries including India, Pakistan and Nepal - that are planning to implement adopt stricter tobacco control regulation, to stand firm against the tobacco industry pressure. This comes even as there is speculation that the Indian gover
Times of India
added Mar 24, 2015 00:59
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Nepal leading tobacco control in South Asia: Will it spiral domino effect on other nations?

Nepal received the Bloomberg award for advancing ahead with biggest-ever pictorial graphic health warnings on all tobacco packs from15th May 2015. Beginning May 15, 2015, picture and text warnings must be placed on 90 percent of the front and back of all
Media for Freedom
added Mar 22, 2015 16:07
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[Latin America, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Argentina Lags Behind in Terms of Tobacco Control

Argentina remains one in seven U.N. member states — and the only one in South America — to have not yet ratified, after initially signing, a landmark treaty that aims to reduce tobacco consumption and advertising.
Latin America News Dispatch
added Mar 22, 2015 16:06
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[UAE: Abu Dhabi] Health experts defend e-cigarettes despite concerns (Update)

Most experts agreed, however, that use of the devices, about which research warns that not enough is yet known, should be regulated. Konstantinos Farsalinos, researcher from Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre in Athens, told AFP that in a study of nearly 19,
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Mar 22, 2015 11:49
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[UAE: Abu Dhabi, UK] Department of Health awarded American Cancer Society "Exemplary Leadership" award for tobacco policy achievements

This prestigious triennial award by the American Cancer Society honours the UK as a world leader in tobacco control, alongside previous award winners such as Australia, Uruguay, South Africa and the Republic of Ireland. It is the commitment shown by succ
ASH London (uk)
added Mar 21, 2015 22:12
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[UAE: Abu Dhabi] Tobacco use declining but major intensification needed in reduction and control efforts

New data show a declining rate of tobacco use and an increase in numbers of non-smokers. But governments must intensify action to combat the tobacco industry and dramatically reduce consumption of tobacco products to, in turn, protect public health, accor
finchannel.com (The FINANCIAL) (ge)
added Mar 21, 2015 22:10
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[UAE: Abu Dhabi] CHAN: WHO Director-General launches report on the global status of noncommunicable diseases

The report we are launching today charts what is being done to reduce a very heavy global burden of premature mortality... Which is stronger? The forces that drive these diseases or the powers of public health? The health sector will never have financia
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 21, 2015 22:09
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