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.
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.
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."
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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
Safe e-cigarettes? Too good to be true - Op-ed by Dr Shin Young-soo (WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific)
WHO endorses action plans for tobacco control, mental health and antimicrobial resistance
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