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International Updates Archive

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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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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