To protect its youth, China needs a comprehensive tobacco advertising ban

BEIJING, 9 October 2014 – As the National People's Congress considers amendments to China’s National Advertising Law, the tobacco industry is working overtime to weaken the law’s provisions on tobacco advertising. But anything short of a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising (including promotion and sponsorship) will be a huge mistake costing thousands of Chinese lives.

WHO calls for a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising

BEIJING, 23 September 2014 - China’s National People’s Congress is currently considering changes to China’s Advertising Law. The World Health Organization is calling for a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising – to protect children’s health, and save lives. To learn more, take a look at our infographic.

WHO welcomes Chinese contribution of mobile laboratory and health experts for Ebola response in west Africa

Geneva, 16 September 2014 – WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to dispatch a mobile laboratory team to Sierra Leone to enhance the laboratory testing capacity for Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country.

Questions and answers on Hepatitis B vaccination in China

BEIJING, 18 August 2014 – In the lead-up to World Hepatitis Day in July, WHO China ran a campaign on Weibo to increase awareness of the importance of vaccinating for Hepatitis B. If you have more questions about hepatitis B vaccination, read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Highlights from the country

  • 14 October 2014

    WHO Report on e-cigarettes on the agenda for this week’s meeting of the Parties to the WHO FCTC in Moscow

    This week, the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is meeting in Moscow, Russia. A WHO report on “electronic nicotine delivery systems” (ENDS), of which e-cigarettes are the most common prototype, is one of the items on the agenda of the biennial meeting of Parties to the global tobacco treaty.

  • 24 September 2014

    Beijing’s lawmakers shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to ban public smoking and save lives

    To protect its citizens from second-hand smoke, Beijing’s legislators are working on a law to ban smoking in all indoor public places. That’s potentially great news, not only for the capital city, but also for China’s 300 million smokers, one of whom dies every 30 seconds from a tobacco-related illness. Tobacco also takes an enormous toll on Beijing’s, and China’s health care system and economy.

  • 7 August 2014

    Breastfeeding, a winning goal for life

    This week is World Breastfeeding Week! The theme for this year’s World Breastfeeding Week is “Breastfeeding, a winning goal for life!”. The World Health Organization (WHO) China, together with the National Health and Family Planning Commission, UNICEF and the Beijing health and family planning authorities are working together during World Breastfeeding Week to protect, promote and support breastfeeding in China – including through an event held on 1 August 2014, designed to inform the public about the necessity and the importance of breastfeeding.

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