Tobacco Free Initiative

SEATCA receives the WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award

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26 August 2014 – The South East Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) received the WHO Director-General Special Recognition Awards of Contribution to Global Tobacco Control for this year's World No Tobacco Day in the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific.

Backgrounder on WHO report on regulation of e-cigarettes and similar products

The report on “Electronic nicotine delivery systems” (ENDS), of which electronic cigarettes are the most common prototype, is on the agenda of the 6th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), being held 13-18 October 2014, in Moscow.

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2013

WHO launches the WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2013, the fourth in a series of periodic reports about the extent and character of the tobacco epidemic and measures to stop it.

Fighting the illicit trade in tobacco products

The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, adopted by the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in November 2012.


WHO congratulates NHIS Republic of Korea for its courage in taking the legal fight to the tobacco industry

"One method to hold the industry accountable for such deception is litigation. A powerful tool to promote justice, litigation can reveal the truth about the hazards of smoking and redress the injuries of victims and their families through compensation. The recent lawsuit filed by the National Health Insurance Service of the Republic of Korea against the tobacco companies peddling their poisons in this country demonstrates how litigation can be employed to achieve these objectives."

Contact

Tobacco Free Initiative
The World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
P.O. Box 2932
1000 Manila
tfi@wpro.who.int

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