For this year's World No Tobacco Day which will take place on 31 May 2014, WHO and partners call on countries to raise taxes on tobacco. Research shows that higher taxes are especially effective in reducing tobacco use among lower-income groups and in preventing young people from starting to smoke.
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.
The Tobacco Free Initiative in the Western Pacific, though the blue ribbon campaign, proposes a mechanism for ministries of health in the Western Pacific Region to recognize and acknowledge the work of its partners in the implementation of Article 8 of the WHO FCTC and its guidelines.
Safe e-cigarettes? Too good to be true
"First developed in China in 2004, e-cigarettes are rapidly gaining popularity. Manufacturers claim e-cigarettes are a safe alternative and an effective treatment for those trying to quit smoking. These claims are another smokescreen."
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- Philippines signs into law graphic health warnings
- A legal workshop of the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer ended successfully
- WHO Collaborating Centre for tobacco control launches the Fellowship Programme
- Gathering support for the sin tax bill through communication in the Philippines
- Smoking-related deaths averted due to three years of policy progress
New Zealand and WHO join forces to combat tobacco use and heart disease in the Pacific
China’s youth tobacco survey highlights the need to protect youth from tobacco harms
WHO calls on governments to raise tobacco taxes
Strengthening tobacco taxation in the Region
WHO gives full support to Australia's plain tobacco packaging