International Updates Archive

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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Plain/standard packaging Updates

There has been important progress on plain packaging in the 12 months since the Australian Government announced April 29, 2010 that it would be bringing forward plain packaging.  A list of developments internationally is below

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New World Bank Report on NCD’s in South Asia

New World Bank Report on Non-communicable DiseasesA new World Bank report warns that South Asian countries are facing a health crisis due to rising rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).  NCDs disproportionately affect poor families, often

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World No Tobacco Day 2011 Theme: The WHO FCTC

http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/2011/announcement/en/index.html World No Tobacco Day 2011 Theme: The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 13 January 2011 – The World Health Organization (WHO) selects “The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control” as the theme of

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World No Tobacco Day 2011: The WHO FCTC

http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/2011/announcement/en/index.html World No Tobacco Day 2011 Theme: The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 13 January 2011 – The World Health Organization (WHO) selects “The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control” as the theme of

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UK Governement Position on Plain Packaging

http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/@ps/documents/digitalasset/dh_122252.pdf ASH news release:  For immediate release:   30 November 2010 Public Health White Paper  –  A step in the right direction Responding to the Public Health White Paper launched today ASH broadly welcomed the emphasis

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Fourth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC

DEATH CLOCK to start COP 4 http://www.fctc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=457:death-clock-to-start-cop-4&catid=222:meeting-resources&Itemid=230     From the WHO-FCTC website:  http://www.who.int/fctc/en/ The fourth session of the Conference of the Parties will be held from 15 to 20 November 2010 at the conference

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News update on FCTC Articles 9/10

Please see the news update on the FCA website – www.fctc.org.  FCA Tobacco flavours, Facts and Q&A FCA has just developed a media briefer on tobacco flavours facts and a Q and A, in response

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Ferrari reveal new logo design, 08/07/10

Ferrari have changed their controversial racing team logo, with the new design to come into force from January 1 next year. The team were recently criticised regarding the barcode emblem that had previously adorned their

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Dr. Judith Mackay on CNN’s TalkAsia

Dr. Mackay joins CNN’s weekly chat program TALK ASIA, as she reveals her work in public health, particularly on tobacco control. She also talks about her battles with the tobacco industry in China, and her liftetime mission

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Global Industry Survey

Media release from the Australian Council on Smoking and Health. It details a survey indicating that the tobacco industry is the least reputable among industry sectors.  Click for more

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Making Progress, but Not there Yet, 21/03/10

 Geneva, Switzerland:  International talks in Geneva on a new treaty to fight the global problem of illicit trade in tobacco products have ended without a final agreement. But Parties did make some significant progress..  They

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APACT 2010 Reminder

  APACT 2010 Registration Opening Soon. Provisional Programe: The APACT 2010 Scientific Program Committee is putting together a world-class program featuring renowned speakers and addressing key issues in tobacco control and public health. The provisional

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World No Tobacco Day 2010

This year’s World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) on 31 May 2010 focuses on the theme: Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women The WHO is looking for nominees for this year’s WNTD,

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