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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
by: Saundra Young
* 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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'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
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