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UAE doctors warn against e-cigarettes

Doctors have backed a ban on e-cigarettes, saying it was still not proven that the devices were a safe alternative to smoking tobacco. But some former smokers say e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine into the lungs through a battery-powered vaporiser, ha
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 18, 2015 16:26
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[Uae] Public health experts take aim at smokers

While the country is making strides in its efforts to reduce tobacco use, further measures are required, public health experts said. The claims were made on Wednesday at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi.
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 18, 2015 16:25
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[UAE: Abu Dhabi] Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates Launch Anti-Tobacco Legal Fund

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates are launching a fund to help low- and middle-income countries fight often long and expensive legal battles with the tobacco industry.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 18, 2015 15:07
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New Global Fund to Help Countries Defend Smoking Laws

The fund is modest, at least so far, with a total of $4 million from the two charities.... The fund was set up to counter what health experts say has been a strategy by tobacco companies to block smoking laws in poorer countries through legal means. In a
New York Times
added Mar 18, 2015 14:37
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[UAE: Abu Dhabi] New global fund to help countries defend tobacco control

The $4m (£2.7m) fund is a joint effort by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They say tobacco control gains are being put at risk by the industry's use of trade agreements and litigation.
BBC Online
added Mar 18, 2015 14:22
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[Australia, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Bloomberg Philanthropies & The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Launch Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund

to combat the tobacco industry’s use of international trade agreements to threaten and prevent countries from passing strong tobacco-control laws. Backed by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the new support for low and mid
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 18, 2015 14:12
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WHO chief wants tobacco firms pushed ‘out of business’

World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan urged global action Wednesday to drive tobacco companies “out of business” and hailed progress in tackling smoking in many countries. Speaking at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi, Chan
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 18, 2015 13:49
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ADNEC Sets Stage for 16th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company ( ADNEC ) is gearing up to host the 16th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH 2015), the largest international gathering of tobacco control advocates, policy makers, researchers, public health and clinical ex
Zawya.com (ae)
added Mar 18, 2015 12:22
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[Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health: regional delegates refused visas

The three day conference started on the 17th and as I write, at least 38 registered delegates we know of, many whose presentations had been accepted by the conference and some who were to chair sessions, are still waiting for their visas to be issued. T
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Mar 18, 2015 08:49
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[UAE: Abu Dhabi] Now, here’s a golden chance to kick that cigarette butt!

Results of the largest survey on e-cigarettes — conducted by Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos, principal investigator and researcher from Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre in Athens, and his associates — has revealed that switching to an electronic cigarette from
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Mar 16, 2015 23:23
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