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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. Tobacco plain packaging and the new and

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Duty-free industry welcomes agreement on illicit trade protocol   Duty-free industry welcomes agreement on illicit trade protocol Andrew Pentol 12-Apr-2012,   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: 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: 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 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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World No Tobacco Day message: UN Secretary-General

Secretary-General, in Message, Urges Push to Cut Tobacco-related Deaths, Enliven Battle against Other Non-communicable Diseases, Create Healthier World for All  Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World No Tobacco Day, 31 May: This

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New Study on Economic Effects of Display Bans

A recent study published in Tobacco Control finds that Ireland’s point-of-sale (POS) display ban has had no significant short-term effects on retailers’ revenue beyond seasonal patterns or a general downward trend.  Findings are based on analyses of

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