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        20 May 2020
        Initial analysis of the Foundation for Smoke-Free World (FSFW)’s 2019 tax return by STOP, the global tobacco industry watchdog of which The Union is a partner, provides further evidence that it operates primarily as a publicity function of tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI). FSFW claims to be an “independent, non-profit organisation committed to reducing deaths and diseases caused by smoking.” The 2019 tax return revealed that, more than two years after saying it wanted to secure...

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        20 April 2020
        To prevent the unnecessary loss of life during the COVID-19 crisis, 42 Indonesian organisations – representing civil society, academic and professional organisations – have signed a letter to the President of Indonesia and the national government calling for strong action to address the relationship between tobacco and the virus. Echoing The Union’s official statement on smoking and COVID-19, the letter highlighted the emerging evidence that smokers are more likely to be infected by COVID-19,...

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        31 March 2020
        The Smoke Free Karachi initiative has launched in Pakistan as part of The Union’s Global Implementation Programme – a pilot programme funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies to support cities in Pakistan, Indonesia, China and India to effectively implement their tobacco control laws. Smoke Free Karachi was launched on 9 March 2020 at an event held at the Office of the Commissioner of the Karachi Division, Pakistan, in collaboration with ‘Tobacco – Smoke Free Cities’, an initiative of the Tobacco ...

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        06 March 2020
        The city of Bogor, Indonesia, won a court case upholding its ban on the display of tobacco products at point-of-sale on 24 February. In 2017, Bogor became the first Indonesian city to implement a point-of-sale tobacco display ban as part of its smokefree law. The case against the ban was raised by three retailers, who claimed that it was unreasonable because cigarettes are legal, and contribute to excise taxes and to the success of local businesses. Overwhelming support was expressed by Bo...

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        25 February 2020
        The Union lauds the Armenian Parliament which voted, on 11 February, in favor of a comprehensive tobacco control law. Among its most important measures, the law enacts a ban on indoor smoking in all public places (cafes and restaurants), workplaces, and public transport; it also places a total ban on tobacco product advertisements, sponsorship and promotion; and mandates plain packaging. Perhaps most critically, the law imposes strict fines for violations. Armenia has been an unfortunate anomal...

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        24 February 2020
        The Union congratulates the Government of Mexico for issuing a presidential decree on 19 February 2020 prohibiting the import of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) into the country. The decree sends a clear message that public health should be protected at the highest level, above the commercial interests of the tobacco industry. Although e-cigarettes have been banned in Mexico since May 2008, this decree puts health and customs regulations in alignment, providing legal certaint...

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