International Updates Archive

The Best Way to Quit Smoking Isn’t E-Cigs

In the latest in-depth review of studies investigating which smoking cessation methods work best, experts say there isn’t enough evidence to support using e-cigarettes to kick the habit The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a

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Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040

(Reuters) – A world virtually free of tobacco and its devastating health consequences could be a reality within 30 years if governments showed political will and took stronger action against cigarette companies, health experts said

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UK Lords Votes for Standardised Cigarette Packs

Introduction Expected 20th May 2016 The tobacco industry suffered a “decisive” political defeat today, as the House of Lords joined the House of Commons in voting for the standardised (“plain”) packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products. The

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Ireland versus Big Tobacco

by Susan Mitchell New Zealand, France, Norway and Finland are all considering plain cigarette packaging legislation The government is facing down legal threats from Big Tobacco over plans to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes, with

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WCTOH 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The 16th WCTOH 2015 is happening on the 17-21st March 2015.   Read the opening message of the organizers here:  http://www.wctoh.org/key-information/welcome-message   View the programme here:http://www.wctoh.org/programme   Other pertinent information on the main website:  www.wctoh.org

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2015 Judy Wilkenfeld Award Call for Nominations

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is accepting nominations for the 2015 Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence. The Judy Wilkenfeld Award is given annually to an advocate from a low- or middle-income country

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COP6 Final Decisions available in English

English versions of final decisions from the sixth session of the Conference of Parties (COP6) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) held in Moscow from 13-18 October 2014 are now available for

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WHO calls for ban on flavoured e-cigarettes

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for regulations to prohibit addition of flavours to e-cigarettes, as this would make the youth more dependent on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO

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International Trade Impacts Tobacco Control

(CNS): The tobacco industry has a history of using international trade agreements to force open new markets in low and middle income countries, greatly increasing tobacco use and the consequent death/disease it causes. Tobacco companies

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Thailand is world leader for size of health warnings

The Canadian Cancer Society states in new report 14 October, the CCS today, releases the fourth edition of its report, Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report International report shows significant increase in number of countries

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Luther L. Terry Awards

Dear Friend, The Luther L. Terry Awards are presented triennially and in conjunction with the World Conference on Tobacco OR Health. These awards recognize outstanding worldwide achievement in the field of tobacco control.  Learn more about

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