Chennai activists welcome empowered panel for tobacco control

Plaudits have come in for the State government’s decision to set up an empowered committee to implement the WHO’s FCTC and to deal with any kind of interference from the tobacco industry in the implementation of the provisions of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003.

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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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Book your hotel online

Bookings for accommodation can be made directly through the online platform of the official housing bureau – Tourvest.

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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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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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United Nations Global Compact: an ‘Inroad’ into the UN and reputation boost for the tobacco industry

Excluding tobacco manufacturers from UNGC participation is an important step to limit the tobacco industry’s ability to influence the UN and promote its image and, by extension, its deadly products.

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Ethiopia’s first tobacco survey reveals alarming trend

With international tobacco companies’ vying to gain a foothold in the Ethiopian tobacco market, a new survey reveals that there are around 3.7 million tobacco users and 2.9 million adult cigarette smokers in the country

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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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