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New Treaty Aims to Combat Illicit Tobacco Trade

SEOUL — Anti-smoking groups are hailing a new international treaty to combat the illicit tobacco trade. Representatives of governments and international organizations Monday, meeting in South Korea, unanimously approved the protocol. The action came on

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Study finds tobacco taxes reduce smoking

Raising tobacco prices through taxes could help reduce tobacco consumption in low and middle income countries, a study published in the Tobacco Control journal has found. During the study, researchers compared cigarette prices in 15 low

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Important changes to the sale of tobacco products in Australia

The following website provides information about the Australian Government’s new tobacco plain packaging and health warning legislation, which will affect the manufacture, packaging, labelling and supply of tobacco products in Australia. http://www.yourhealth.gov.au/internet/yourhealth/publishing.nsf/content/ictstpa#.UE6T_aT9Gcx Tobacco plain packaging and the new and

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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

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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

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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

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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

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New Health Warnings for Australia

On September 17, 2011, the Australian Government released a consultation paper on proposed new health warnings.  A government news release is below.  The consultation paper can be found here: http://www.productsafety.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/989091 Posters featuring versions of the

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Updates: NCD Summit, 19-20 Sept, 2011

From the NCD Alliance:   the NCD Alliance, has just given this online interview to PBSNewsHour:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/ Request for support: As it stands now, the summit will do little more than admit NCDs like heart

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FCA: World No Tobacco Day 2011

http://www.fctc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=544:get-involved-with-world-no-tobacco-day&catid=229:general-news&Itemid=233&utm_source=FCA+e-News+list+%28listserv%29&utm_campaign=be41416d4a-FCA_Newsletter_June_20116_28_2011&utm_medium=email Many FCA members received WNTD awards for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. Watch: an image slideshow of the winners Other materials: Tuesday 31 May is World No Tobacco Day.  FCA, a

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WHO Press Release on WNTD 2011

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2011 CELEBRATES WHO FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL WHO lauds inroads against tobacco, urges full treaty compliance  27 May 2011 | Geneva – On World No Tobacco Day (31 May), the

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