Tag: World

Packs finding welcomed

Packs finding welcomed

| July 2, 2018

It seems only right that where a democratically-elected government acts in good faith to protect health, that action should not be overturned by commercial interests.

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FCTC protocol ratified

FCTC protocol ratified

| July 2, 2018

This sounds like only the end of the beginning: the conditions have been met for the entry into force in 90 days of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

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No trace of reality

No trace of reality

| June 20, 2018

Watching the fight between the tobacco industry and its opponents over track and trace systems is like watching two hairy women fighting over a toothless comb.

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Packaging fight continues

Packaging fight continues

| June 6, 2018

The fight over standardized tobacco-product packaging, which at best has a marginal impact on consumption, seems to be a distraction. There should be a united focus on reduced-risk products.

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NCD strategy proposed

NCD strategy proposed

| May 18, 2018

The Heartland Institute has contributed to the World Health Organization’s study of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors by suggesting how some of the risk can be removed.

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Appeal package

Appeal package

| May 10, 2018

Four countries are expected to appeal against the World Trade Organization’s decision on Australia’s standardized-tobacco-packaging law – a decision that hasn’t been announced yet.

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Taxing pollution

Taxing pollution

| April 26, 2018

Does the fact that inhaling polluted air can be likened to smoking present governments with a way of raising excise revenue from those who claim to be non-smokers?

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COP8 meeting in October

COP8 meeting in October

| April 19, 2018

Details are being made available of the October meeting in Geneva of the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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EU acting on child labor

EU acting on child labor

| March 28, 2018

A timely statement from the EU Commission indicates that it is opposed to tobacco-industry money being accepted and used to help reduce child- and forced-labor in the tobacco sector.

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Plain packaging attacked

Plain packaging attacked

| March 28, 2018

A claim that a rule that offends against intellectual property rights should be repealed even if it proves to be an effective health tool might need to be examined.

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Child support reiterated

Child support reiterated

| March 26, 2018

The secretariat of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and others, have been strongly criticised over their attitude to child-labor issues.

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Declarations made

Declarations made

| March 13, 2018

An international anti-tobacco group is asking governments to develop plans by 2021 for phasing out the sale of tobacco products, a request that seems, in the light of what the tobacco industry is doing, to lack ambition.

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Activists threatened

Activists threatened

| March 13, 2018

Threats and violence should have no place in determining what happens in a civilized society, no matter what is happening and to what.

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Focus on heart disease

Focus on heart disease

| December 22, 2017

Given the emphasis placed on tobacco; it is perhaps surprising to learn that its consumption, or, more like, its consumption by smoking, accounts for abut 12 percent of all heart-disease deaths.

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Number of smokers grows globally

Number of smokers grows globally

| April 7, 2017

Ten countries account for more than 60 percent of the world’s smokers, whose numbers have increased by more than seven percent during the past 25 years.

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