شركات التبغ تخسر معركة إعلانات التدخين

11-08-2012
خسرت شركات التبغ والريجي جولة جديدة في معركة تطبيق قانون الحدّ من التدخين وتنظيم صنع منتجات التبغ وتغليفها والترويج لها. لكن ذلك لم يعطّل مسعاها المستمر لإفراغ القانون من مضمونه وتعطيل صدور المراسيم التنظيمية بما يتوافق مع مصالحهابسام القنطار رغم تصديق اmore

The changed face of the tobacco industry

28-03-2012
Dr Margaret ChanDirector-General of the World Health Organization Galvanizing global action towards a tobacco-free world Keynote address at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or HealthSingapore 20 March 2012 Excellencies, honourable ministers, distimore

How do Tobacco Companies Market their Deadly Product?

25-01-2012
by: National Tobacco Control Program Distributing free cigarettes in concerts to the youth is considered 'generosity' and displaying sculptures of cigarette brand icons on Gemmayzeh's cultural staircase is 'art', while with the advertising and marketing more

Smoking rate decreases by 15 percent with anti-smoking law - Today's Zaman

06-01-2012
Smoking has declined by 15 percent in Turkey since an amendment was made to Law 4207 on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products four years ago, the chairwoman of the National Cigarette and Health Committee (SSUK) has said.Recalling that more

Brazil bans smoking in public places nationwide - AFP

06-12-2011
President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday signed a law banning smoking in all enclosed public spaces in Brazil. The new text will make Brazil, which has a population of more than 191 million, the largest country in the world to go smoke-free. It amends a 199more

خمس وسبعون يوماً على قانون التدخين: ولّعها ولّع

16-11-2011
من المبكر لأوانه أن تعلن حكومة الرئيس نجيب ميقاتي تحريرها أول ضبط بحق من أقدم على التدخين في مكان عام، رغم مرور شهرين ونصف شهر على سريان القانون الذي يلزمها بذلك. التأخير لا يرتبط فقط بصدور مراسيم تطبيقية، بل بقرار يعاقب المدخنين داخل وزارات تعبق منها رائmore

ناشطو «منع التدخين في الأماكن العامة» يردّون على «أصحاب المطاعم»:القانون يعود بالربحية على الجميع.. ونحن نمدّ اليد للتعاون على تطبيقه

02-09-2011
 أصدرت جمعية «حياة حرّة بلا تدخين»، ومجموعة «البحث للحدّ من التدخين في الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت»، ومنظمة «إندي - آكت»، بياناً تردّ فيه على آراء صدرت عن نقابة المطاعم والمقاهي والملاهي، تعتبر أن إقرار القانون سيؤثر سلباً على اقتصادها. في ما يلي نص البيانmore

Lebanon Kicks Butt! (Now Lebanon)

19-08-2011
by: Amtissal AbouLissan Lebanon passed a law banning smoking in all enclosed public places on Wednesday, with people who light up inside facing a fine of 100,000 LL ($66) and the owner of the establishment 3 million LL ($2,000). In February, the next phamore

Finally! The passage of the Law

17-08-2011
  August 17th, 2011, the Lebanese Parliament has passed today the new tobacco control law. This law will make Lebanon a 100% smoke-free country; it comprehensively bans tobacco product advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and it establishes health wamore

China to Require Smoke-Free Public Places (Tobacco Free Kids)

19-04-2011
Nowhere is the devastating toll of tobacco more evident than in China.  Smoking kills more than one million Chinese people each year — one-fifth of all deaths from tobacco worldwide.China's Ministry of Health has announced its strongest action to date to more

قانون مكافحة التدخين يخضع لـ«تضارب المصالح» مع بعض المشرعين - السفير

30-03-2011
ح م لا يزال قانون مكافحة التدخين يراوح مكانه في المجلس النيابي. لا بل ثمة احاديث وشكوك حول عراقيل مقصودة يمكن ان تؤدي إما الى تأجيل صدوره او الى صدوره مشوها خاضعا لآراء تجار التبغ او المستفيدين وأصحاب المصالح. ولعل تطيير نصاب آخر اجتماع للجنة الادارةmore

Hubble bubble hookah as harmful as cigarettes - Abbotsford Mission Times

22-03-2011
It may be a symbol of Middle Eastern culture and a trendy pastime for British youths, but the shisha water pipe that burns sweet scented tobacco is just as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes.Research from Britain's Department of Health and the Tobamore

قانون التدخين: تفريق متظاهرين وتطيير نصاب - الأخبار

17-03-2011
ساحة النجمة مربع أمني يُمنع فيه التظاهر. تعليمات الرئيس نبيه بري واضحة بهذا الشأن. في زمن القمع وتفريق التظاهرات، بلّ أمن مجلس النواب يده بـ١٥ سيدة يرفعن شعار «التدخين يقتل طفلي»، بالتزامن مع تطيير أربعة نواب نصاب لجنة الإدارة والعدل، وتأجيل جديد لإقرارmore

Smoking blamed for cancer increase - The Press Association

09-03-2011
Smoking has been blamed for soaring rates of lung cancer among British women aged over 60.Between 1975 and 2008, the number of British women in their sixties and older diagnosed with lung cancer jumped from almost 5,700 to more than 15,100, new figures shmore

Proposed Tobacco Control Law in its final stages

22-02-2011
After much deliberation, the parliamentary Administration and Justice Committee is about to reach the end of discussions about the tobacco control draft law. The Committee affirmed that the upcoming smoking ban will cover all enclosed public places to promore

LBC bans cigarette ads and smoking

06-01-2011
As part of its social responsibility, The Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) has taken the initiative to ban smoking on its premises as of the beginning of the year, in addition to banning advertisements that promote and market tobacco products as ofmore

Over 500 attend anti-smoking protest in Tyre (Daily Star)

04-01-2011
by: Mohammad Zaatari “It is strange but wonderful; we are used to witnessing rallies and protests against rising prices or the Israeli occupation of Palestine and not campaigns against smoking,” said Fatima Nasser Maidour, who later joined the activists more

Surgeon General report: Tobacco smoke does immediate damage - CNN

10-12-2010
by: Saundra Young STORY HIGHLIGHTS * The report is the first for the new surgeon general* It describes tobacco smoke's assault on the body* At least 70 of the 7,000+ chemicals in the smoke are carcinogens* The report links smoking directly to 13 cancersmore

Tobacco Control in Beirut Marathon 2010

07-11-2010
The National Tobacco Control Program participated in the 2010 Beirut Marathon 10Km fun run alongside other NGOs (mainly TFI, ANERA and Rotary Beirut) to spread the message on the need for a law on tobacco control that bans smoking in public places in addimore

Municipality of Sarafand goes Smoke Free

26-10-2010
The smoke free trend sweeping the country has gone south. In a press conference on Tuesday 26th of October 2010, the municipality of Sarafand declared its status as a 100% Smoke Free. The press conference was launched by the municipality in collaboration more

Order of Engineers and Architects in Lebanon is 100% Smoke Free

21-10-2010
The Board of the Order of Engineers and Architects has approved the decision to ban smoking 100% on its premises. The decision was taken during its session held on June 10th, 2010. The Director of the Order and the Secretary Engineer Georges Khoury develomore

Order of Pharmacists to go Smoke Free

11-10-2010
The Order of Pharmacists has recently announced its intention to go 100% Smoke Free on all of its premises without exception. The regulations will soon be undertaken as an offiical policy by the Syndicate. The Syndicate has announced that it will be takmore

Second Hand Smoking Affecting Youth (DailyStar)

30-09-2010
by: Simona Sikimic BEIRUT: Sitting in a smoking cafe serving narguileh is as bad for your health as sitting in Beirut’s famous Salim Slam Tunnel during rush-hour, new findings have shown.Cancer-causing pollution levels inside one of Beirut’s busiest passmore

Smoking ban linked to drop in kid's hospitalization (MedPage Today)

17-09-2010
by: Nancy Walsh Children's hospital admissions for asthma plummeted after passage of a law banning smoking in all enclosed public places and workplaces, a Scottish study found. Before the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act was implemented inmore

Pictorial Warnings on Cigarette Packs (The News - Pakistan)

02-09-2010
Shahina MaqboolIslamabadAfter much delay, the country’s major tobacco firms, Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) and Lakson Tobacco Company, on Monday initiated the printing of pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs and outers in Pakistan, making it the more

Second Hand Smoking bad for health, even in small doses (DailyStar)

27-08-2010
BEIRUT: Even small amounts of second hand smoke or occasional smoking are bad for the health and can cause smoking-related illnesses such as cancers, a new medical study has shown. The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Criticalmore

Turkey's Istanbul benefits from smoking ban (Xinhua)

19-08-2010
Turkey's largest city of Istanbul on Friday reported a 20 percent drop in patients checking into emergency rooms for cigarette-related illness thanks to the one- year smoking ban. The results of the study was announced by the Istanbul Health Department amore

Ireland: Cigarette sales down 40% in ad ban - Irish Independent

05-07-2010
Cigarette sales in shops have fallen 40% in a year after in-store tobacco ads were banned, retailers claim. One year after point-of-sale displays were outlawed, manufacturers and retailers claimed more people are smoking and the black market is meeting dmore

Bars, Restaurants see no significan employment change under smoking bans in two cities (Science Daily)

01-07-2010
The passage of smoking bans in two large Minnesota cities was not associated with job losses at bars and may in fact have contributed to higher employment in restaurants, according to new research. The study is the first to examine the economic effects omore

IndyACT holds protest against lobbying by tobacco companies (DailyStar)

01-07-2010
by: Noura Ismail BEIRUT: Members of the League of Independent Activists (IndyAct) gathered in Sodeco on Wednesday in front of the office of the largest global tobacco manufacturer, to protest tobacco-firm lobbying as lawmakers discuss a new anti-smoking more

Health Ministry launches campaign urging support for smoke free ban (DailyStar)

01-06-2010
by: Dalila Mahdawi Coinciding with World No Tobacco Day, the Health Ministry launched Monday a media campaign urging the Lebanese to support a universal smoking ban in public places. The ministry initiated the campaign with support from the Azm and Saamore

Jordan's public places will soon be smoke free (Al Balad)

11-05-2010
As of May 25th, a complete smoking ban will come into effect in Jordan's public places, ministries, public and private institutions. The amended health law states that public places include hospitals, health care centres, schools, cinemas, theaters, publimore

Tallying Tobacco (Executive Magazine)

05-05-2010
by: Karah Byrns Lebanon counts the cost of a potential smoking ban The proposed tobacco control law being mulled by the Lebanese Parliamentary Administration and Justice Committee has stirred debate between health-minded civil society activists, lobbmore

Soon in France: shocking pictorial warnings on cigarette packs (Le Monde)

16-04-2010
France Health Minister signed a decree on April 16 requiring pictorial health messages covering 40 to 52% of cigarette packs. Tobacco manufacturers will be given a one-year period to sell their stocks, but within a year all packs will be carrying shockimore

Muscat smokers face fines as new curbs begin today - Zawya

05-04-2010
Muscat Smokers lighting up in commercial centres and other closed public areas face stiff fines as smoking curbs come into effect in the sultanate's capital city today. A host of so-called ‘closed public places', such as shopping malls, restaurants, coffmore

Philip Morris Pushing Smoking Hard in Foreign Countries (PRWatch.org)

10-03-2010
by: Anne Landman In the 1950s, more than half the U.S. population smoked. Now that number is down to just 21 percent of adults. As the domestic cigarette market shrinks, tobacco companies are taking their business to the developing world, where they don'more

Your freedom ends were my nose begins (NOW Lebanon)

05-03-2010
by: National Tobacco Control Program - Ministry of Health Tobacco kills, regardless of boundaries set by either man or nature. Every year more than 5 million people lose their lives because of tobacco, and of these 3,500 live in Lebanon. In an editorialmore

مكافحة التدخين: "الصحة" "والأميركية" لحظر تام وفوري .....نجاح بو منصف

01-03-2010
نجاح بو منصف 3500 شخص سيموتون في لبنان هذا العام من جراء التدخين، ومع ذلك 5 سنوات مرت على تصديق لبنان على اتفاقية منظمة الصحة العالمية بشأن مكافحة التبغ، وما زالت سياساته لمكافحة التدخين هي الأضعف في منطقة الشرق الأوسط. مشروع قانون وضع عام 2005 هو الآن عmore

حظر التدخين معركة مفتوحة مع الشركات- الأخبار

02-02-2010
 بسّام القنطار «التّدخين يضرّ بالصحة العامة»... عفواً، هذه العبارة التي ضُلّل بها اللبنانيون لعقود خلت لم تعد تسري. «التدخين مميت»، هذا ما يجب أن يقرأه ويراه كل من يدخن وينرجل أيضاً. قانون الحدّ من التدخين يصارع منذ عام ٢٠٠٤ ليرى النور، لكنّ شركات التبغ تmore

Uruguay - 80% pictorial warnings now on shelves

11-01-2010
Congratulations to Uruguay for successful implementation of pictorial warnings covering 80% of the front and back of cigarette packages.  Uruguay's 80% package health warnings are the largest in the world. Eduardo Bianco advises that these new 80% warninmore

Gaza government to enforce public smoking ban - Ma'an News Agency

18-12-2009
The Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip plans to enforce a ban on smoking in public places beginning on Wednesday. The secretary-general of the cabinet in the Gaza government said ministries and public institutions would be ordered to enforce Smoking more

AUB study on smoking bans in public places

04-12-2009
by: Najah bou Mounsef - It can work successfully in Lebanon - Restaurants, pubs and bars will not lose their clientele  - Private companies encountered no difficulties in implementing the ban Smoking ban can successfully work in Lebanon… Restaurants, pmore

Press Conference: Launch of the 15 day smoke free campaign

20-11-2009
Press ConferenceLaunching of 15-day smoke free campaign Following the mass media campaign and in support of the tobacco control proposed law, a national awareness campaign on second hand smoke was  launched on the 22nd of November 2009 to ban initially smore

Lebanon has yet to tackle killer smoke (Editorial - Dailystar)

05-11-2009
Even though many other countries have already passed Lebanon by on the issue, and even though a conference blooming with well-meaning rhetoric is no guarantee of future action, it certainly was praiseworthy for the Health Ministry and its National Tobaccomore

Lebanon smoking ban - reality or pipe dream? (CNN)

04-11-2009
On November 1st, Lebanon's health ministry began an ambitious anti-smoking awareness in an attempt to battle the alarming rate of smoking in the country. Cardiologist Dr. Georges Saade is on a mission to reduce smoking as his patients with tobacco-relatedmore

Lebanon 'must move' to ban smoking - Daily Star

29-10-2009
Health experts push for law against lighting up in public places to save livesBy Dalila Mahdawi BEIRUT: Lebanon must move urgently toward a comprehensive ban on smoking in public places, tobacco advertising and event sponsorship, and add warning labels tmore

Syria bans smoking in public places

12-10-2009
Syria's president has issued a decree banning smoking inside cafes, restaurants and other public spaces. The decree also outlaws smoking in educational institutions, health centres, sports halls, cinemas and theatres and on public transport.Workers must nmore

Khalife: Smoking must be banned in all public places

05-10-2009
Launching of Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign During a press conference for the launch of the Ministry of Health’s 8th annual campaign for breast cancer, the Minister Dr. Mohammad Jawad Khalife had an intervention in which he declared that "the nummore
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