International Updates Archive

UN Treaty on plastic pollution

March 2023 By Action On Smoking & Health (ASH) The UN Environmental Assembly adopted a resolution to begin negotiations on an international, legally-binding treaty to end plastic pollution. These treaty negotiations offer an important opportunity

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Hawaii: A generational ban on tobacco?

5 February 2023 By Grant Phillips and Kelsey Walling, West Hawaii Today Hawaii could be the first state in the nation to ban the sale and possession of tobacco for an entire generation. Senate Bill

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Smoking is a form of slavery

9 December 2022 By Judith Mackay, China Daily Dec 10 is Human Rights Day, which this year marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The 1948 Declaration was one of

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The Tobacco Endgame

Inside the international fight to eliminate commercial tobacco sales 28 October 2022 Interview by Brian W. Simpson, Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Tobacco is a unique legal consumer product: It’s the only one that kills half

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SA rolls out anti-vaping plan for schools

7 November 2022 By Tim Dornin, Perth now The South Australian government is rolling out a new plan to reduce vaping among school students with more than $2 million in funding for preventative education campaigns

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