International Updates

REMINDER: Nominations for 2015 Luther Terry Awards are due August 28

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 Organization, …

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Australia Reports Dramatic Drop in Smoking Following Plain Cigarette Packaging and Other Tobacco Control Measures

Other countries should follow Australia’s lead in implementing life-saving policies Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, DC – Australian health officials today reported that the nation’s smoking rate has dropped by more than 15 percent – from 15.1 percent in 2010 to 12.8 percent in 2013 – following implementation of a …

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Open letter to WHO’s Dr Margaret Chan on e-cigarettes

Below is a link which opens to a letter sent to WHO Director General Margaret Chan, June 16, 2014 regarding e-cigarettes. 129 public health and medical professionals from 31 nations have signed it, urging a more evidence-based approach to e-cigarettes. There are a number of important messages in the letter, and one of the things which …

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LANDMARK CABINET DECISION ON PLAIN PACKAGING WILL PROTECT YOUNG PEOPLE FROM TOBACCO – IRISH CANCER SOCIETY

Ten years on from the workplace smoking ban, new Bill will discourage young people becoming addicted to cigarettes which kill half of all long-term users 10th June 2014 – The Irish Cancer Society says today is a landmark day in public health in Ireland. The publication of the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2014 …

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: Cigarette Butt Pollution Project

World Environment Day: Addressing Cigarette Butt Waste San Diego, CA – June 5, 2014 – Today we celebrate World Environment Day, which calls for positive environmental action worldwide.  Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world, with more than 5 trillion butts dumped unconsciously and inexcusably into the global environment each year. Nearly all cigarettes contain filters made …

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WHO World No Tobacco Day 2014 –“Raise Taxes On Tobacco”

  30 April 2014 — Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand …

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Surgeon General report says 5.6 million U.S. children will die prematurely unless current smoking rates drop

Report also finds cigarette smoking causes diabetes and colorectal cancer Approximately 5.6 million American children alive today – or one out of every 13 children under age 18 – will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates drop, according to a new Surgeon General’s report. Over the last 50 years, more than 20 …

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TPD negotiations successfully conclude with compromise agreement

SFP welcomes the compromise agreement that has been reached by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU on the Tobacco Products Directive today SFP Press Release BRUSSELS, 18 December 2013 The Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) welcomes the compromise agreement that has been reached by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU …

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