International Updates

Duty-free industry welcomes agreement on illicit trade protocol

http://www.dfnionline.com/article/Duty-free-industry-welcomes-agreement-on-illicit-trade-protocol-1862540.html   Duty-free industry welcomes agreement on illicit trade protocol Andrew Pentol 12-Apr-2012, DFNIonline.com   The protocol is not believed to call for a ban on duty-free tobacco sales Consensus has been reached by the parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to tackle the smuggling of tobacco through the adoption of a …

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World No Tobacco Day 2012: Tobacco Industry Interference

 Theme: Tobacco industry interference 16 SEPTEMBER 2011 – The World Health Organization (WHO) selects “tobacco industry interference” as the theme of the next World No Tobacco Day, which will take place on Thursday, 31 May 2012. The campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to …

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FCA: Final agreement on fighting illicit tobacco

Final agreement on fighting illicit tobacco must include support for low-income countries, protect against industry interference GENEVA, March 27 – Civil society is urging Parties to the global tobacco convention, which are preparing to conclude an agreement on fighting illicit trade of tobacco products, to ensure that the deal includes measures to support low-income countries.The …

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WHO Director General/Keynote-WCTOH: The changed face of the tobacco industry

The changed face of the tobacco industry Dr Margaret Chan Galvanizing global action towards a tobacco-free world Keynote address at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health Singapore 20 March 2012 Excellencies, honourable ministers, distinguished delegates, members of civil society, ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to speak at the opening of this 15th …

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Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids SINGAPORE – New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg announced today at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Singapore that he will commit an additional $220 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to more than …

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Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General

Dear Colleague: Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, released Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General, which is the 31st Surgeon General’s report on tobacco since 1964. This latest report details important new facts about the epidemic of tobacco use among American youth ages 12 through 17 and …

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CTFK Statement: Latest Ruling Against Cigarette Warnings Is Not Surprising…

Latest Ruling Against Cigarette Warnings Is Not Surprising – Still Wrong on the Law and the Science Today’s ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon blocking implementation of new, graphic cigarette warning labels is not surprising given his earlier decision to issue a preliminary injunction against the warnings. Today’s ruling is again wrong on …

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2012 INWAT Awards

INWAT (International Network of Women Against Tobacco) is proud to announce the winners of the 2012 INWAT Awards for outstanding contributions to the promotion of tobacco-free lives for women. The awards are given to coincide with World Conferences on Tobacco or Health and have been presented since 2000. One award recognizes an outstanding contribution to the …

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Canada – 75% picture warnings start to appear on store shelves

Canada’s new 75% picture warnings have started appearing on store shelves for some brands of cigarettes.  To see scanned images of actual packs with new warnings, as well as interior messages, and toxic emission messages on the side panel, visit: http://www.smoke-free.ca/warnings/Canada-warnings-on-packages.htm  This web page also shows some comparisons of old packs with 50% size versus …

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15TH WCTOH Programme: Learn from the Speakers

FROM THE WCTOH: The response for the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) has been overwhelming! With representation from over 100 countries, this is an international event not to be missed! Find out what we have planned for you across the five conference days. Pre-conference Workshops More slots for the 13 complimentary workshops …

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