Killing the glamour - Get ready for plain packaging

WHO message for World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2016.Plain packaging of tobacco products can save lives by reducing demand for tobacco products, and is recommended in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. "Plain packaging reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products. It kills the glamour,which is appropriate for a product that kills people," says WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.

PAHO/WHO congratulates Uruguay

PAHO/WHO congratulates Uruguay for successfully defending tobacco control policies against tobacco industry challenges. News releases from PAHO (English, Spanish). The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kid (CTFK) has put together two documents which summarize the relatively long opinion of the tribunal. See attached below)PAHO/WHO2016-07-09 13:17:27Washington, D.C., 8 July 2016 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) today congratulated the Government of Uruguay for winning an international legal case brought ...

Active Participation at HPH Conference in Connecticut

ENSH-Global members were activeparticipants at the 24th International HPH Conference. In addition, a successfulENSH-Global lunch-time open round table meeting was held. Representatives attended from 10 countries(Austria, Australia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ireland, Korea, Norway, Sweden,Taiwan, Switzerland) with many making a variety of presentations. The ENSH-Global open meeting was attended byrepresentatives 8 members to discuss and consider membership and the focus tobe taken at the next ENSH-Global GOLD Forum Event. 

Public Health Advocacy in September

Prof. Simon Chapman will deliver a course in “Public Health Advocacy” at the Minorca School of Public Health in September. The number of participants is limited, and the registration deadline is approaching! Course on “Public Health Advocacy” by Prof.Simon Chapman at the XXVII Minorca School of Public Health (19-22 September 2016)The course (9 to 2.30 pm) will be divided between interactive lectures from Prof.Chapman on advocacy, particularly on media advocacy, and his ...

Historic Win for Global Health

Uruguay has Defeated Philip Morris’s challenge to Its Strong Tobacco Control Laws. President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay made the announcement on Friday July 8, at 5pm Uruguay time. Since then, tributes and congratulations have been voiced by major tobacco control activists globally. A significant victory that has recieved support from many but particularly The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung (The Union) who have worked with Uruguay’s government since 2014.

New Memorandum of Understanding signed

Collaboration with the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services is set to continue. Picture here with the signed 3-year Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) is Dr. Hanne Toennesen (Head of the HPH Secretariat) and Dr. Rudi Gasser (Head of the ENSH-Global Coordinating Centre).The MoU was signed on the occasion of the 24th International Conference of HPH 9-11 June 2016, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Areas proposed for this formal collaboration are activities ...

Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) membership approved

The ENSH-Global Network application for membership of the Framework Convention Alliance was formally approved on the 9th June 2016. The ENSH-Global Board invites all members to support and contribution to active participation of ENSH-Global within the Framework Convention Alliance.

Vaping tests reveal cancer-causing ingredients in e-cigarettes, ACCC alleges

Two e-cigarette companies are being accused of misleading consumers by claiming their products are not harmful despite allegedly containing toxic chemicals.  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) alleges that the companies claimed on their websites that their e-cigarettes did not contain the carcinogens or toxic chemicals found in regular cigarettes. The ACCC has lodged a case in the Federal Court against Queensland-based companies Social-Lites and Elusion New Zealand.Reported by Amy Bainbridge, consumer affairs reporter, ABC

UK Report on New evidence: Gradual v. Abrupt Smoking Cessation

NCSCT UK reported recently on new evidence that quitting smoking abruptly is more likely to lead to lasting abstinence than cutting down first, even for smokers who initially prefer to quit by gradual reduction.This evidence was contained in a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine* looked at the short term quit rates for 697 smokers either quitting abruptly or reducing by 75% in the two weeks before their ...

Tobacco Free Ireland and the Endgame!

Tobacco Free Ireland (TFI) was launched inOctober 2013. It sets a target for Ireland to have a smoking prevalence rate ofless than 5% by 2025, effectively making the country a tobacco free society. Read more on the Ireland.

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PAHO/WHO congratulates Uruguay

PAHO/WHO congratulates Uruguay for successfully defending tobacco control policies against tobacco industry challenges. News releases from PAHO (English, Spanish). The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kid (CTFK) has put together two documents which summarize the ...

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Historic Win for Global Health

Uruguay has Defeated Philip Morris’s challenge to Its Strong Tobacco Control Laws. President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay made the announcement on Friday July 8, at 5pm Uruguay time. Since then, tributes and ...

read more here


Public Health Advocacy in September

Prof. Simon Chapman will deliver a course in “Public Health Advocacy” at the Minorca School of Public Health in September. The number of participants is limited, and the registration deadline is approaching! Course ...

read more here