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International Trade Impacts Tobacco Control

(CNS): The tobacco industry has a history of using international trade agreements to force open new markets in low and middle income countries, greatly increasing tobacco use and the consequent death/disease it causes. Tobacco companies are also challenging measures to reduce tobacco use as violations of trade and investment agreements, threatening the authority of nations …

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Report Details How Cigarettes Are More Addictive, More Attractive and Even More Deadly Than Ever Before

Thailand’sA report published by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), Designed for Addiction, details how tobacco companies have manipulated the content and design of cigarettes over the past 50 years to control nicotine delivery, make tobacco smoke less harsh, and make cigarettes more appealing to new users. These design changes make the cigarettes of today more deadly …

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Thailand is world leader for size of health warnings

The Canadian Cancer Society states in new report 14 October, the CCS today, releases the fourth edition of its report, Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report International report shows significant increase in number of countries with graphic picture warnings on cigarette packages Thailand is world leader for size of health warnings TORONTO, October 14, 2014 – An …

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Tobacco lobby aims to derail WHO on tax increases

By Duncan Robinson in BrusselsAuthor alerts A tobacco-industry funded lobby group will attempt to derail a World Health Organisation summit aimed at agreeing increased taxes on smoking, according to leaked documents seen by the Financial Times. The International Tax and Investment Centre, which is sponsored by all four major tobacco groups, will meet on the …

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China Exclusive: Bumpy road for Beijing’s anti-smoking drive

BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — A haze of second hand smoke may continue to hang heavily over Beijing if the latest draft amendment for controls on cigarette smoke remains unchanged. Wang Qingbin, an associate law professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, said the draft amendment for Beijing’s anti-smoking regulations is quite …

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Luther L. Terry Awards

Dear Friend, The Luther L. Terry Awards are presented triennially and in conjunction with the World Conference on Tobacco OR Health. These awards recognize outstanding worldwide achievement in the field of tobacco control.  Learn more about the Luther L. Terry Awards and access your nomination packets. Awards are presented in six categories: Outstanding Individual Leadership, Outstanding …

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Tokyo Governor Takes on Big Tobacco to Push Smoke-Free Games

Tokyo earned $1 million from an official Olympics-branded cigarette the last time it hosted the competition. Half a century on, Governor Yoichi Masuzoe is looking to restrict smoking before the 2020 Summer Games. “I want to do this,” Masuzoe said on a Fuji TV show this week when asked about the possibility of introducing stricter …

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Help support Sunita: Join ‘#Sunita Against Smokeless Project’

Tobacco use doesn’t just kill, it ruins lives.  Consider Sunita’s story and join your voice in the campaign to ban deadly smokeless tobacco products like Gutka and Pan Masaala in India. Sunita is a 27-year old wife and mother, and a victim of smokeless tobacco use.  After just four years of chewing she received a diagnosis of oral cancer – a diagnosis …

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