International Updates Archive

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. Tobacco plain packaging and the new and

Read » launches redesigned website is pleased to announce the launch of their redesigned online resource center for tobacco control news. 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   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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