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Tobacco expert appointment ignites protest

May 31st, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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A row over the appointment of a Chinese tobacco scientist to a prestigious academy intensified this week when almost 100 leading thinkers signed a letter protesting the move.
Xie Jianping, deputy director of China National Tobacco Corp’s Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute, was accepted into the Chinese Academy of Engineering in December 2011. His research specializes in refining low-tar cigarettes. Ream more »

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Grisly warnings to appear on UAE cigarette packets

May 30th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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This is one of 10 graphic warnings that will soon be displayed on tobacco products across the country aimed at shocking smokers into kicking the harmful habit.

The UAE government selected the image, along with four others recommended by the World Health Organisation, to be placed on all cigarette packets.
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Governments must take a stand against contraband tobacco sales, distribution

May 29th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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In a perfect world, nobody would be addicted to tobacco. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and tobacco abuse takes the lives of an estimate 45,000 Canadian citizens every year.

Still, it is a legal product, controlled to an extent through government regulation. It is also an important revenue stream for convenience store owners in Northumberland County who are beset by the competition from unregulated contraband cigarettes that come easy and cheap from various producers. Ream more »

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Stop Tobacco Ads Or We Sue, Indonesian Rights Group Tells Govt

May 25th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

Stop Tobacco Ads
The country’s leading children’s rights group is threatening to sue the government unless it issues a regulation banning all tobacco advertising, which it blames for the large number of child smokers in the country.

Arist Merdeka Sirait, the chairman of the National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas Anak), said on Saturday that the paperwork for the lawsuit was being drawn up and the suit could be filed by the end of this month. Ream more »

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Tobacco firms should have no say in public health

May 23rd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

Convention on Tobacco Control
IN SCOTLAND we know only too well the harm that tobacco causes – smoking is responsible for around a quarter of our adult deaths each year.

So we should celebrate our significant successes in tobacco control – most famously leading the way on introducing smoke-free public places, but also the halving of smoking rates from 47 per cent in 1972 to 24 per cent now.
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Smokers support tighter regulation and eventual ban

May 22nd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

Smokers support regulation
Smokers strongly support tighter regulation of the tobacco industry and almost half support an outright ban within a decade, Otago University research has found.

The newly published study found 65 per cent of more than 1300 smokers agreed tobacco companies should be more tightly regulated. Ream more »

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Sul Ross adopts smoke-free, tobacco-free policy

May 18th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Sul Ross State University has adopted a smoke-free, tobacco-free policy that will take effect June 1. Sul Ross State joins fellow components of the Texas State University System in adopting a smoke-free, tobacco-free environment.
The policy, adopted by the Executive Cabinet, will prohibit the use of tobacco products, including smoke and smokeless tobacco, on premises owned or leased by Sul Ross — including campuses in Alpine, Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde. Ream more »

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City govt vows to stop all smoking in public

May 18th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The city government declared war on smoking in public places on Thursday, saying it would shut down sheesha cafes, restaurants and hotels that allowed smoking on their premises.
City government officials said that they would serve notices to sheesha cafes, restaurants and hotels within the next few days instructing them to completely abolish tobacco use. Ream more »

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Jonathan urged to sign Tobacco Bill

May 17th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The Environmental Rights Action (ERA) has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the National Tobacco Control Bill into law.
The group said it would do the country good as governments and public health advocates plan towards this year’s World No Tobacco Day on May 31. In a statement issued in Lagos by its Director, Corporate Accountability and Administration, Akinbode Oluwafemi, the organisation urged Jonathan to sign the Bill to celebrate the global event. Ream more »

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Anti-smoking laws supported by Western Australians

May 16th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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A NEW survey has shown most Western Australians support tough new anti-smoking measures, with a majority of support coming from active smokers.

A team of University of Western Australia researchers recently completed a telephone survey of 2,005 West Australian adults, that showed support for initiatives such as plain packaging of cigarettes and smoking bans were high among both smokers and non-smokers alike. Ream more »

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