Global Tobacco Control Updates

Buenos Aires Moves to Protect Citizens from Secondhand Smoke
15 Dec 2010
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On December 13 the Buenos Aires city legislature approved a comprehensive smoking ban that includes all indoor workplaces and public places, including restaurants, bars, shopping centers, public transportation and medical and educational institutes.…
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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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Canadian Cancer Society Releases Updated Status Report on Pack Warning Labels
23 Nov 2010
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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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Nations Support Uruguay Against Threat by Philip Morris International, Declare Governments Have Right to Implement Effective Tobacco
18 Nov 2010
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PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY (November 18, 2010) – Nations meeting in Punta del Este, Uruguay, on the world's first public health treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control  (FCTC), today approved a declaration supporting Uruguay's…
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philip morris international, tobacco industry, uruguay

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

Philip Morris International Uses Deadly Volcano as Marketing Tool in Indonesia
08 Nov 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — It is truly appalling that Philip Morris International and its Indonesian subsidiary, Sampoerna, are taking advantage of the deadly volcano eruption in Indonesia as a marketing opportunity.

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indonesia, philip morris international, tobacco industry

Mexico Approves Significant Tobacco Tax Increase
28 Oct 2010
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On October 26, the Mexican Senate voted in support of legislation that would increase tobacco taxes by 7 pesos per pack, making it the third-largest tobacco tax in the region.

The decision represented a wide margin of support within the Partido…
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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

Health Leaders Vow to Resist Tobacco Industry Pressure and Support Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use
01 Oct 2010
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Health leaders meeting at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) vow to counter attempts by the tobacco industry to subvert…
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Health Advocates Urge Bands to Withdraw from Indonesian Music Festival
28 Sep 2010
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — International public health advocates are protesting tobacco industry sponsorship of a major rock music festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, next month and calling on the Smashing Pumpkins and other popular bands to pull out unless…
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indonesia, tobacco industry

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

Advocates Urge Spain to Pass Comprehensive Tobacco Control Law
22 Sep 2010
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A coalition of national and international tobacco control and public health experts, led by the Global Smokefree Partnership (GSP) and the National Committee for Smoking Prevention (CNPT), called on the Spanish Parliament to pass legislation to make…
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