Tobacco Treaty

UN Photo/Gitika Noyes The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Action on Smoking and Health has been instrumental in the success of the global tobacco control treaty by supporting and servi...
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NCD Action Plan

WHO has posted a discussion paper on the development of its NCD Action Plan 2013-20 http://who.int/nmh/events/2012/ncd_action_plan/en/index.html The document states that The UN Task Team on the Post-2015 Deve...
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UGANDA: BAT Campaign Smothering Tobacco Law

(The Independent) Uganda is out of step with other East African countries such as Tanzania and Kenya which have enacted tobacco control law. Any avid reader of the print media in the past few months will have n...
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WHO: World No Tobacco Day – MAY 31, 2012

(31, May 2012) This year’s theme for World No Tobacco Day is “Tobacco Industry Interference”. The focus is on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s attempts to undermine global tobacco con...
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PAFNCD 2012

On May 8-9 I attended in Brasilia, Brazil, the first working meeting of the Pan American Forum for Action on Noncommunicable Diseases (PAFNCD), an initiative of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health...
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Costing Tools

Tobacco use has been determined to be very costly to society as you can see in this Harvard- World Economic Forum publication. According to a recent American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation report the ...