Study shows tobacco companies targeting the poorest people in UK

Cheaper brands, price-marking and smaller pack sizes are thwarting attempts to reduce UK smoking rates, researchers say.

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Heart disease is a top killer in South Africa

Dr Scott Drimie writes about how non-communicable or lifestyle diseases (NCDs) are among the top causes of death in the country (at around 40%) and are responsible for considerable premature mortality with more than a third of NCD-related deaths occurring before the age of 60.

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Hotel deals now available

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

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BMJ editorial: Tobacco giant wants to eliminate smoking...and pigs might fly

Prof Simon Chapman on tobacco giants and the elimination of smoking.

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WHO tells governments to reject Philip Morris-funded smoking foundation

The World Health Organization told governments on Thursday not to get involved in a foundation funded by tobacco firm Philip Morris International.

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2018 Luther Terry Awards nominations deadline 29 September

Details about the nomination process and guidelines are available on the American Cancer Society website.

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WHO FCTC Secretariat’s statement on launch of Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

The Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) notes the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, led by a former official of the World Health Organization.

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Workshops and satellite session submissions open until 1 October

Read the guidelines and submit your sessions online now.

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Inside Philip Morris’ campaign to subvert the global anti-smoking treaty

The world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company is deploying its vast resources against international efforts to reduce smoking. Internal documents uncovered by Reuters reveal details of the secret operation.

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WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco control policies in last decade

WHO News Release / 32

The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic published today finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies.

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Guardian series 'tobacco, a deadly business' exposes the industry's threat to Africa

The series, supported by Vital Strategies, today features several articles looking at how, in the face of effective policies for reducing tobacco use in much of the world, the tobacco industry is moving its deadly trade into African markets.

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The challenge of making Africa smoke-free

An opinion piece published in Health 24. Jointly authored by Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf; Harry Lando; and Gan Quan

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