Stopping tobacco industry interference: using The Union Toolkit on FCTC Article 5.3

  Anne Jones, Technical Advisor The Union http://www.theunion.org/  (Formerly International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) 12-14 August Jaipur, India: Stopping tobacco industry interference in health policies was high on the agenda for 24 policy makers and health leaders when they met to workshop a new toolkit on implementing Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3.  […]

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Reports from the Asia Pacific Association for the Control of Tobacco #APACT2013 Conference

  Editor’s note: The first edition of the ASEAN Tobacco Control Atlas was launched to coincide with the conference. Click here to read additional reporting by SEATCA and download the report. Dr Marewa Glover from the University of Auckland Centre for Tobacco Control Research writes here about how e or m health ideas are an area […]

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New WHO report: more tobacco advertising bans, smoke free spaces save millions of lives

  The World Health Organisation Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2013 was launched in Panama City on 10 July. Panama was selected as the venue for this high level, global event in recognition of the country’s leadership in tobacco control. The report shows the number of people worldwide covered by at least one life-saving […]

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Thailand: tobacco industry takes legal action to block public health measures

In a story familiar to Health Ministries who act in accordance with the requirements of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control to protect the health of their citizens, the Thai Ministry of Health is facing legal action from the tobacco industry against a policy to increase the size of cigarette pack health warnings to 85%. Japan Tobacco filed […]

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Tobacco harm reduction and e-cigarettes: setting a unified research agenda

  Marisa de Andrade & Gerard Hastings Institute for Social Marketing, University of Stirling marisa.deandrade1@stir.ac.uk Recent discussions about an endgame for tobacco have built on a sense that we in the tobacco control (TC) movement know where we are going. The consistent application of evidence based strategies, from adbans to tax increases, was, it seemed, […]

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Timor-Leste: Asia’s newest country in Marlboro’s sights as company targets growth markets

Mary Assunta Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance At its annual shareholder meeting in New York on 8 May, Philip Morris International (PMI) celebrated yet another successful year selling tobacco in more than 180 markets. In 2012 the company shipped 927 billion cigarettes, and earned revenue of more than $31 billion. It applauded the fact its […]

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Japan Society for Tobacco Control warns against appointing ex tobacco executive to national broadcaster

Manabu Sakuta President of the Japan Society for Tobacco Control According to an article published on 13 May in Nihon Keizai Shinbun (Japan’s equivalent of the Wall Street Journal ) the former president of Japan Tobacco Company Mr Katsuhiko Honda is being considered for appointment as the next Chief Executive Officer of Japan Broadcasting Company […]

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Open Access Supplement on Tobacco Control End Games

A fully open access supplement of Tobacco Control is now available. With 20 articles contributed by 27 authors it is rich with ideas and possibilities. Dr Kenneth Warner sets the scene for this themed supplement: In this supplement, some of the world’s most brilliant tobacco control scholars, strategists and activists, including those who originated the […]

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Good news despite the profit increase: analysis of BAT 2012 preliminary results

Pascal Diethelm OxyRomandie, Switzerland On 28 February 2013, British American Tobacco (BAT) published their preliminary results for 2012 and issued an accompanying news release in which the chairman of BAT expressed his satisfaction that BAT was able to deliver “strong profit growth in 2012, achieved through good pricing and an outstanding improvement in operating margin”. […]

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Global tobacco treaty meetings marred by industry interference

This article is republished from Citizen News Service under a Creative Commons License. Original link: http://www.citizen-news.org/2012/11/global-tobacco-treaty-meetings-marred.html Governments to industry: you’re not welcome The global tobacco treaty negotiations concluded on 17th November 2012 after a week of Big Tobacco’s attempts to derail, distract, and intimidate 175 countries from strengthening lifesaving measures required by the public health […]

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