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Could international human rights obligations motivate countries to implement tobacco cessation support?

6 July 2022 By: Benjamin Mason Meier, Martin Raw, Donna Shelley, Chris Bostic, Anahita Gupta, Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy, Laurent Huber, Wiley Online Library Abstract Background and aims The World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) seeks to realize the right to health through national tobacco control policies. However, few states have met their […]

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Tobacco is a major barrier to achieving social justice

18 February 2022 By: Judith Mackay, Source: China Daily When access to certain basic rights, such as good health, education, and fair and equal treatment, has been distributed unevenly or denied to certain groups, the problem becomes an issue of social justice. Social justice may be used to invoke legal rights in corporate accountability efforts,

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Over 130 public health organizations and experts challenge American Public Health Association

1 March 2021 Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca In a letter sent on February 16, 2021 over 130 public health organizations and experts around the world have challenged the American Public Health Association (APHA) to stop publishing and legitimizing the deadly deception of the tobacco industry. APHA’s conduct violates the call of the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Federation of Public

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