Parallel issues

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There are numerous other issues that provide legal or political precedent that can be applied to tobacco and human rights.

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Environment

Environmental issues not directly relevant to tobacco
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  • Juliana v. U.S.

    2015 – Federal civil case brought by children against the government of the United States in order to protect their right to a healthy environment Read more…

  • Cleaning Up the Mess: Children's Rights and Environmental Protection

    A report discussing how the Committee on the Rights of the Child can tae action to help protect the environmental human rights of children Read more…

Tobacco and the Environment

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United Nations

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  • Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs

    2013 – The NCD GAP includes a human rights based approach to addressing NCDs. There are several references to human rights and the right to health throughout the document. Read it here.

  • Political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

    2018 – The final document of the UN high level meeting on NCD’s contains several references to human rights, including a reference to the right to health in section 3. Read it here.

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Ethics

  • The ethical imperative to treat NCDs during research in Africa

    2019- Mzombwe, et al- As the rising prevalence and life-threatening consequences of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa have become more obvious, so too has the fact that many African health systems are ill-equipped to meet the health-care needs of local communities affected by NCDs. Read more

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