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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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[Africa, South Africa] Rise in deaths in women from second-hand smoking

Nearly 600000 women died in 2016, more than double the number of men during the same period, said the Atlas,... A recent South African study of two communities in the Western Cape found that over a third of the pregnant women in Mbekweni township - 200 o
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 9, 2018 20:31
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[Africa, South Africa] Report says tobacco kills 5 700 in Malawi: Calls to ratify control treaty keep on growing

Ghebreyesus warned that WHO will not watch the tobacco industry interfering with control efforts to undermine public health Emma Wanyonyi, Director at the Kenyan based, International Institute for Legal Affairs says that Malawi’s policy makers need to m
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:05
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How children around the world are exposed to cigarette advertising

Research in more than 22 countries found cigarettes are being sold and promoted near schools by an industry that needs to recruit the young to maintain profits
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:04
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[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco kills 5, 700 in Malawi yearly—Global atlas report

The launch of the tobacco atlas by the US health think-tanks was one of the major highlights of the World Conference on Tobacco or Health Conference underway in Cape Town, South Africa, which has brought together almost 2 000 people from about experts fro
MaraviPost.com (mw)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:02
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Vape safe? South Africans and their smoking trends are in for a change

Executive Director of the National Council Against Smoking, Savera Kalideen, attended the conference and says that South Africans want change. According to Kalideen, the ideas put forward by Motsoaledi have been tested on a global basis and have been to
TheSouthAfrican.com (za)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:01
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[Ireland] Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report

The latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas says that the industry is maximising profits by targeting the ‘vulnerable’ in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
The Journal.ie (ie)
added Mar 9, 2018 14:54
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Tobacco industry using e-cigarettes to get young people hooked, say experts

Experts at an anti-tobacco conference have warned that while e-cigarettes were marketed as devices to help smokers quit, they are actually creating 'new nicotine addicts', while also making it harder for smokers to quit.
Health 24 (za)
added Mar 9, 2018 14:52
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Children around the world are being exposed to cigarette advertising near their schools

Children in 21 countries are being exposed to promotions by large tobacco companies, with cigarettes and advertising appearing close to schools, according to a new report. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids found that in most of the 21 countries it inve
CNBC
added Mar 9, 2018 14:46
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Appalling geo-politics at @WCTOH2018 where China seems to have bullied the conference organisers to exclude Taiwanese delegates AFTER they arrived in South Africa.

Full compensation & apology required
Twitter
added Mar 9, 2018 00:41
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