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A recent World Health Organization report on global tobacco use urges governments to step up efforts to help smokers quit. The report fails to note the science and innovation behind alternatives to smoking cigarettes. Read more

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It is indisputable that cannabis is the next big thing, gaining more attention from consumers, governments, as well as related businesses. Read more

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The World Health Organization says it is not buying into the idea that Philip Morris International is “healthier” than before, Read more

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Effective since December 5, 2018, all tobacco products in Turkey are subject to plain packaging laws. Read more

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A global pact to battle the illicit tobacco trade began in September with the World Health Organization hailing it as “game-changing” in eliminating widespread health-hazardous and criminal activity. Read more

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Tax stamps are now becoming even more critical as an additional security feature on consumer goods, particularly on tobacco products. Read more

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The World Health Organization ignores its own treaty which obliges signatories to adopt the harm reduction approach of encouraging safer nicotine products. Read more

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ITSA: Some Beef with TPD2

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The International Tax Stamp Association is warning that the EU’s TPD2 may not be compatible with the WHO’s FCTC as far as T&T requirements are concerned and that some adjustments may be sorely needed. Read more

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The World Health Organization unveils a new global strategy to scale up the tobacco control agenda over the next few years and to “prevent further interference by tobacco industry” in public health policies. Read more

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Results from a Global Adult Tobacco Survey report has shown the use of tobacco has declined in the last 8 years. Read more

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World Health Organization wants to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products, and Fiji would benefit greatly from the ratification. Read more

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The tobacco industry is being accused of trying to control track-and-trace measures because it is complicit in the smuggling of its own products. Read more

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Senior officials at Oman’s Ministry of Health announced that tobacco tax will soon be doubled. Read more

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A letter sent by the Property Rights Alliance to the World Health Organization says the removal of brands from packaging is a “gross violation” of intellectual property rights and has failed to achieve its intended goals. Read more

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Senior officials at Oman’s Ministry of Health announced that tobacco tax will soon be doubled. Read more

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The European Commission says proposal is fully in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control provisions. Read more

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Things are stirring at the multinationals as they’re gearing up to lead consumers into an era where smoke-free next-generation products will (perhaps) replace combustibles for good. But is it a realistic goal? Read more

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The Global Adult Tobacco Survey reveals an overall decline in the number of tobacco users in India in the past seven years, especially among the 15-24 age group. Read more

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The Africa Region Office of the World Health Organization has called upon its member states to include tobacco control in their national policies, plans and SDG implementation frameworks as a way of reducing tobacco-related diseases. Read more

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Turkey is the only country in the world in which all six tobacco control criteria advised by the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are enacted, says an associate professor. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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