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Last month we spoke with Anne Jones, a Union technical advisor for tobacco control based in Viet Nam, about the current projects and activities taking place in her region with regards to reducing tobacco usage, current challenges faced and the ultimate goals.

 

In a session exploring e-cigarettes and other heated tobacco products (HTP) at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Silvy Peeters, from the Tobacco Control Research Group

 

Mussoorie City, Uttrakhand State in India has been declared smoke-free following a compliance assessment supported by The Union. An estimated 3 million tourists visit the city each year.

 

The Winter Olympics 2022 to be held in Beijing, China, have been declared a smoke-free. The announcement was made at an event in part organised by Union grantees, Tianjin CDC.

 

For WCTOH 2018 the programme features new session formats including Rapid Fire and Ideas Exchanges to give delegates greater opportunities for interaction and discussion around new research. Find out more here.

 

The Union is one of 89 organisations, representing global health, medicine, human rights, and consumer protection around the globe who have published an open letter to Philip Morris International (PMI) demanding that they immediately cease production, marketing and sales of cigarettes. The move comes after the Danish Institute of Human Rights conducted an evaluation of PMI and concluded that the company could not meet human rights norms while still selling tobacco products. PMI owns some of the world's most powerful cigarette brands – including Marlboro. Read the letter here.

 

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