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Daily Digest - Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Could changes to a global tobacco treaty harm health?

t’s hard to believe that a global public health treaty dedicated to stopping smoking — and saving millions of lives in the process — could lead to more unnecessary disease and premature death. But that’s what may happen if the World Health Organization has its way. This week, India is hosting a major meeting focusing on the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), [...]


WHO criticised for closed-door talks as COP7 gets underway

[...] (WHO) has been criticised for its refusal to allow representation from tobacco-related companies at its biannual tobacco control meeting in New Delhi. Condemning the tobacco industry in a style familiar from WHO leaders, the head of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) secretariat Vera da Costa e Silva claimed that the industry was trying to insinuate itself into delegations and proceedings.


COP 7 : Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) (Union Health Minister Sh.J.P.⁠⁠⁠Nadda inaugurating COP 7 (FCTC) meeting in Noida, delhi)


Bias in public health research: with examples from e-cigarette research

A talk on the problem of bias in public health research, with specific reference to e-cigarettes, and how we can address this


[...] Experts say high usage leads teenagers 'to take up the real thing'

Teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to go on to smoke tobacco, new research suggests. The findings, based on more a study of more than 3,000 15-year-olds in the US, last night fuelled a bitter row about whether the devices can provide a 'gateway' to smoking. Many public health experts are keen to promote e-cigarettes as a quit-smoking aid.


Tobacco firm Imperial Brands to step up spending plans

Imperial Brands (IMB.L), the world's fourth-biggest tobacco company, is accelerating its cost-savings drive and pouring some of the benefits into marketing key brands as it faces the prospect of a greatly enlarged competitor. The maker of Winston, Gauloises and other cigarettes said it plans to spend 750 million pounds over the next three years to make the business more streamlined and efficient. [...]


U.S. journalist physically removed from UN conference in Delhi

Faith Goldy of is in Delhi covering the UN 'nanny state' conference on tobacco. WATCH as a U.S. journalist who defied the ban on reporters is physically removed from the meeting!


All journalists kicked out of Delhi nanny state conference!

Faith Goldy of reports from Delhi: All journalists have been banned from further reporting. She demanded answers.


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