Tags : WHO

Smokers used as milch-cows

It is as well that smokers can turn to devices such as electronic cigarettes because little of the huge amount they pay in excise taxes is used to help them quit their habit. Read More

WHO out of touch

In a clear indication that it is out of touch with what is important, the World Health Organization has recently pushed the Syrian government to reduce smoking rates in the country.Read More

European WHO members to make ‘tobacco a thing of the

Health ministers from the 53 European member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Sept. 16 agreed to a plan to make “tobacco a thing of the past” within the next decade. The member nations—who convened at the WHO’s 65th session of the Regional Committee for Europe in Vilnius, Lithuania—intend to realize this goal by...Read More

WHO snags Kosovo in its tobacco-control net

The World Health organization announced it had snared Kosovo in its ever-growing tobacco-control net. The country has adopted a comprehensive tobacco control law in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). The measures include: 100 percent smoke-free indoor public places, workplaces, and public transportation, as well as specified outdoor areas, with some...Read More

WHO to conduct tobacco cost-benefit analysis

A team of 20 WHO researchers will conduct a study in Uganda to determine the country’s earnings from the tobacco industry and costs incurred from treating people with tobacco-related illnesses, reports Monitor. According to the Uganda Demographic Health Survey 2011, about 15 percent of males and 3 percent of females aged 15-49 use tobacco products....Read More