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WHO fights tobacco

WHO fights tobacco

October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Despite what were described as increased efforts by the tobacco industry to undermine the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), important decisions were passed by the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the FCTC meeting in Moscow last week, according to a HealthCanal.com story. One of the first […]

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Tobacco fights Ebola

Tobacco fights Ebola

October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Tobacco and tobacco manufacturers are in the vanguard of efforts to fight Ebola. According to a NASDAQ story, US-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical has been working on an Ebola vaccine that is being produced in tobacco leaves at Kentucky Bioprocessing, which is owned by Reynolds American. Until recently, Mapp’s production of its ZMapp Ebola vaccine has been limited […]

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Tobacco money to help fight cancer

Tobacco money to help fight cancer

October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

More tobacco money could be used to help fight all cancers in England from next year. The UK’s Labour Party is pledging that, if it wins the next election on May 7, 2015, by 2020 no-one in England will wait more than a week for cancer tests and results, according to a BBC News story […]

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Fight over tobacco’s trade pact rights

Fight over tobacco’s trade pact rights

October 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

US Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, is pressing the Obama administration to protect the interests of his state’s tobacco industry, which he believes could be threatened by a trade deal, according to a story by Vicki Needham for The Hill. McConnell is pressuring US negotiators to ensure that tobacco companies can take part […]

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Cigarette volumes down but reduced risk products offer PMI new opportunities

Cigarette volumes down but reduced risk products offer PMI new opportunities

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Philip Morris International’s cigarette shipment volume during the third quarter (July-September), at 222,300 million, was down by 0.4 percent on that of the third quarter of 2013, 223,124. Shipments were increased in the EU by 0.5 percent to 49,209 million and in the company’s Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMA) region, also by 0.5 […]

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State sued over alleged FCTC failures

State sued over alleged FCTC failures

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Youth Smoking Prevention Foundation (YSPF) is taking the Kingdom of the Netherlands to court to end what it alleges is the structural and excessive influence exerted by tobacco lobbyists on government anti-smoking policies, according to a story in the Tobacco Control Journal that was originally published by the YSPF. The YSPF is calling on […]

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Altria to host 3Q results webcast

Altria to host 3Q results webcast

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Altria Group is due to host a live audio webcast starting at 09.00 Eastern Time on October 30 to discuss its 2014 third-quarter business results, which will be the subject of a press note issued at 07.00 on the same day. The webcast, which will be in listen-only mode, can be accessed at altria.com or […]

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Going, going, gong

Going, going, gong

October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Dr. Tonio Borg has been honoured by the World Health Organization as his term as EU health and consumer policy commissioner draws to a close, according to a story in the Malta Independent. Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab, director of the WHO’s Regional Office for Europe, presented a certificate of appreciation to Borg on behalf of the […]

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COP calls for allocation of tax revenues to finance tobacco control programs

COP calls for allocation of tax revenues to finance tobacco control programs

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) yesterday hurriedly adopted behind closed doors guidelines on tobacco-product price and tax measures, further demonstrating the FCTC’s habit of infringing on issues of national sovereignty, according to a press note from Japan Tobacco International. COP6 is being held […]

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India to impose huge health warnings

India to impose huge health warnings

October 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

India is set to impose new regulations that will see 80 percent of the front and back faces of tobacco packs covered with health warnings, according to a story by Sanchita Sharma for the Hindustan Times. The new regulations will see, too, a ban on the manufacture and sale of electronic cigarettes. Photographs of cancers […]

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