Global Tobacco Control Updates

New Report on the Economic Burden of Tobacco Use in Bangladesh
17 May 2012
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A new report released today by the Human Development Research Center and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids details the alarming health epidemic and economic burden of tobacco use in Bangladesh. Titled “The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Taxation…
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bangladesh, taxation and price

Physicians Are Key to Addressing Significant Gaps in Awareness About Risks of Tobacco Use to Heart Health
24 Apr 2012
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Heart disease is the world’s leading cause of death, and tobacco use and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure are major causes. Yet, understanding the links between tobacco use and heart disease is lacking among smokers in many countries and particularly…
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heart disease, world heart federation

WHO Releases Guide for Making Cities Smoke-Free
30 Mar 2012
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At the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Singapore, the World Health Organization released a guide outlining what municipal officials can do to make their cities smoke-free. Based on the experiences of WHO’s Smoke-Free Cities project,…
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smoke-free laws, who

Mexico: Tobacco Control Advocates Effectively Counter the Tobacco Industry During Tax Campaign
15 Mar 2012
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To fight Mexico’s history of tobacco industry interference, the country’s tobacco control advocates called for the government to start protecting the health of its citizens and stop protecting the interest of big tobacco.

This…
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mexico, taxation and price, tobacco industry

New Resource Provides Guidance for Smoke-free Compliance Studies
15 Apr 2011
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The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has posted a new guidance document, Assessing Compliance with Smoke-Free Laws: A "How-to" Guide for Conducting Compliance Studies, that can help advocates…
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smoke-free laws

New World Bank Report on Non-communicable Diseases
07 Mar 2011
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A new World Bank report warns that South Asian countries are facing a health crisis due to rising rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs disproportionately affect poor families, often lead to disability and premature death, and worsen poverty…
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Home Canadian Cancer Society Releases Updated Status Report on Pack Warning Labels
25 Feb 2011
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The Canadian Cancer Society released a report titled "Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report" in Punta del Este, Uruguay during the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) fourth…
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U. S. Surgeon General’s Report Dramatically Demonstrates Immediate Harm from Smoking and Secondhand Smoke
14 Dec 2010
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A new report released by the United States Surgeon General provides dramatic new evidence that smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke cause immediate harm to the human body, triggering physical changes that lead to cancer, heart attacks, lung disease…
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Report: Tobacco Industry Front Groups and Activities in Southeast Asia
16 Nov 2010
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The tobacco industry has a long history of attempting to sidetrack the implementation of Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Articles in Southeast Asia. With the upcoming fourth Conference of the Parties (COP4)…
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front groups, southeast asia

Report Shows High Smoking Rates in Russia
10 Nov 2010
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Russia today released the final results from its first Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). This standardized survey tracks tobacco use, exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, and tobacco control measures. More than half of Russian males and almost…
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global adult tobacco survey, russian federation

Report Shows Nearly Half of Vietnamese Males Smoke Tobacco
28 Oct 2010
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Vietnam has released the final results from its Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). This standardized survey tracks tobacco use, exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, and tobacco control measures.

Highlights from the GATS Vietnam survey include:


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global adult tobacco survey, vietnam

Report: India's Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Highest in the World
20 Oct 2010
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India today released the final results from its first Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). This standardized survey tracks tobacco use, exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, and tobacco control measures.

Highlights from the GATS India survey…
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global adult tobacco survey

Report Shows Ukrainian Smokers Interested in Quitting
28 Sep 2010
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Ukraine has released the final results from its first Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). This standardized survey tracks tobacco use, exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, and tobacco control measures.

Highlights from the GATS Ukraine survey…
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global adult tobacco survey

Global Adult Tobacco Survey: Majority of Polish Population Knows Smoking Causes Harm
24 Sep 2010
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On September 23, the Government of Poland released the results of the first-ever Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) to be carried out in that country. This standardized global survey tracks tobacco use, exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke and tobacco…
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global adult tobacco survey, poland

Global Adult Tobacco Survey: Half of Current Smokers Plan To or Think About Quitting
31 Aug 2010
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Brazil has released the final results from its Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). This standardized survey tracks tobacco use, exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, and tobacco control measures.

Highlights from the GATS Brazil survey include:


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brazil, global adult tobacco survey

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