New study: Tobacco Free Investments – Why banks should end their deadly relationship with Tobacco Companies

The report (available in full in German) exposes some of Europe's financial institutions' relationships with the tobacco industry and highlights why such investment should cease.

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Book your hotel before 18 December

All those participating in the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health can take advantage of a number of hotel rates negotiated for the conference, available until 18 December.

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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Michael R. Bloomberg to participate in conference

WCTOH is pleased to announce the participation of WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, South Africa Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Michael R. Bloomberg, a leading actor on tobacco control and WHO Ambassador for NCDs.

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Programme highlights: Tobacco Taxation

The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health programme includes sessions that explore a vital public health tool, tobacco taxation.

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Why Tobacco Companies Are Paying to Tell You Smoking Kills

“The only reason they’re finally printing and broadcasting all of this is because they were forced to do so by a judge that found them guilty of racketeering,” Prof Ruth Malone.

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Book your hotel before 18 December

All those participating in the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health can take advantage of a number of hotel rates negotiated for the conference, available until 18 December.

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Tobacco hurts more than just your lungs – it damages the communities that grow it

Tobacco’s impact starts long before it is found wrapped in a cigarette, and affects many more people than the estimated one billion smokers worldwide. Tobacco also impacts the health and well-being of the people who grow it and the environment where it is grown, often with devastating consequences.

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Four reasons the Australian government should consider litigation against tobacco companies

While Australia’s impressive record of tobacco control legislation has seen the national daily smoking rate fall from 24% in the early 90s to 12.2% in 2016, there’s still more that could be done.

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Study suggests smoking e-cigarettes while pregnant could cause birth defects

Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University concluded that exposure to e-cigarettes can have adverse effects on craniofacial development.

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Five big changes on cards in South Africa's new smoking laws for 2018

Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi has indicated that the Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act will be submitted to cabinet for approval early next year. The proposals, first mooted in 2015, have garnered significant public interest as they propose a number of strict new smoking laws.

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Programme

The conference programme is available as a fully searchable online agenda

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