International Updates

Seoul prepares for international forum to curb smoking

About 1,000 world health experts and policy makers from 170 countries will gather in Seoul in November to discuss transnational collaboration in curbing smoking rates and tackling illnesses that stem from tobacco consumption. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Friday that the 5th Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention …

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“Best Investments for Health” – World Conference on Health Promotion in 2013

‘The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) are pleased to invite you to the 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, 25 – 29 August, Pattaya, Thailand.   The conference aims to contribute to the development of equity and social justice across the globe by offering a …

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TC Journal Research paper: TI’s ITGA fights FCTC implementation in the Uruguay

Tobacco industry’s ITGA fights FCTC implementation in the Uruguay negotiation by Mary Assunta For a full copy of the research please contact author,  Dr Mary Assunta, Director, International Tobacco Control Project, Cancer Council Australia, P.O. Box 4708, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia; mary.assunta@cancer.org.au TC advocates in developing countries can download full copy from the TC journal, …

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Tobacco.org launches redesigned website

Tobacco.org is pleased to announce the launch of their redesigned online resource center for tobacco control news. Tobacco.org searches for tobacco-related news coverage from throughout the United States and around the world, and updates the website daily. They have streamlined the new website to focus on news headlines about tobacco control policies, the tobacco industry …

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WNTD 2012: New publication of the The Union is launching on World No Tobacco Day

A new publication of the The Union is launching on World No Tobacco Day. FCTC Article 5.3 Toolkit: Guidance for Governments on Preventing Tobacco Industry Interference provides step-by-step guidance on the key legislative and policy elements of a strategy to safeguard laws and policies from tobacco industry interference.  You can download the toolkit from our …

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Canada:Taxing Dilemma: Assessing the Impact of Tax and Price Changes in tobacco market

The C.D. Howe institute just released a report– “A Taxing Dilemma: Assessing the Impact of Tax and Price Changes on the tobacco market.” Authors Ian Irvine and William Sims of the Concordia University assess the effect of tax regulations on tobacco consumption in Canada and, in particular, on prices and consumer choice between illegal and legal …

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U.S. Business Groups Threaten New Zealand over Its Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use

U.S. Business Groups Threaten New Zealand over Its Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use Statement of Matthew L. Myers. President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, DC – It is appalling that several prominent U.S. business organizations have threatened retaliation against New Zealand if it pursues innovative proposals to reduce tobacco use.  It sends the wrong message …

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Physicians are key to addressing the risks of tobacco use

Physicians are key to addressing significant gaps in awareness about risks of tobacco use to heart health     Heart disease is the world’s leading cause of death, and tobacco use and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure are major causes. Yet, understanding the links between tobacco use and heart disease is lacking among smokers in many …

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