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World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

...ducers, made no immediate commitment to sining the treaty For more information contact:Helen Green - Information Officer Tobacco Free Initiative, WHO Telephone: (+41 22) 791 3432 Mobile phone: (+41) 79 475 5572 Fax: (+41 22) 791 4832 Email: grenh@who.int...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

...ducers, made no immediate commitment to sining the treaty For more information contact:Helen Green - Information Officer Tobacco Free Initiative, WHO Telephone: (+41 22) 791 3432 Mobile phone: (+41) 79 475 5572 Fax: (+41 22) 791 4832 Email: greenh@wo.int...

Prevent Global Warming by Becoming A Vegetarian

...ion in the pursuit of the targets set in the Kyoto treaty seems to carry fewer political unknowns than cutting our consumption of fossil fuels," He feels that giving up pork chops, lamb cutlets and chicken burgers would do more for the environment. He adds that the animals we eat emit 21 percent of all th...

WHO Intensifies Anti-Tobacco war

...on advertising and promoting tobacco products. The treaty has been ratified by as many as 100 nations. The employment advertisements of WHO will make it clear that the agency will not encourage smokers to join the organization. Pro-smoking group Forest was highly critical of the new anti-smoking initiativ...

AMA Calls For Ban On Duty-Free Cigarettes

...he Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The treaty sets out important measures for tobacco control, including the prohibition of duty-free tobacco sales to international travellers. “It’s been almost four years since the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control was adopted by the World Health Assem...

China, France to Jointly Develop Traditional Chinese Medicines

... of China and France signed a landmark cooperative treaty here Thursday to set new standards for traditional// Chinese medicine (TCM) expected by practitioners to help in the fight against AIDS and cancer. The two countries will cooperate in academic and clinical TCM research, setting new standards for TC...

World Bank Head Praises DDT Use Against Malaria

...countries under the Stockholm Convention, a global treaty designed to protect human health. The World Health Organization announced support for DDT as a malaria control measure in September (see WHO backs controversial chemical for malaria control), but its use remains controversial due to toxic effects...

Bhutan Leads the World in Preserving the Environment

...tect environment and is a rare example of a global treaty that is working, unlike say the Kyoto Protocol. "Our combined efforts to comply with the Montreal Protocol are bringing the ozone layer back to the healthy state in which we found it when it was handed over to us by our parents. We owe it to our ch...

Manmohan Singh to Meet UN Chief, Discuss Climate Change

...mate change. The Kyoto Protocol, the world's first treaty mandating developed countries for emission cuts by 2012, has exempted developing countries, but bound them to opt for clean environment mechanisms. The Bush Administration is reportedly adamant that all key polluting countries, which includes China...

Growth of Smoke-Free Air Laws Worldwide; More Than 200 Million Found "Fully Protected"

...r laws will continue accelerating because a global treaty ratified by 146 nations requires governments to pr...ust implement strong smoke-free laws to meet their treaty obligations. The U.S. is one of the few countries that has not ratified the FCTC. The U.S. signed ...

Global Warming Disaster Closer Than Thought, Says NASA

...ars ago. The NASA release points out that a 1992 treaty was "signed (and ratified) by the United States an...helps "define practical implications" of that 1992 treaty the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The study says that "only moderate add...

Treaty With Japan may Legalize Dumping Toxic Waste in India

... India are up in arms against a coming India-Japan treaty regarding the export of old Japanese ships and toxic chemicals to Indian shipyards. The India-Japan Economic Agreement is in the final stages of discussion and is due to be formalised in October. Another contentious issue is the amount of electr...

Live Earth Will Make the World More Aware of the Crisis Facing the Earth, Hopes Al Gore

...ments to agree, within two years, an international treaty that cuts global warming pollution by 90 per cent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide. It also asks people to cut their own pollution, make their homes, businesses, schools and transport more energy efficient, and plant new trees a...

WHO to Call for More Progress on Tobacco Control at Bangkok Moot

...er non-party States - including signatories to the treaty - as well as non-governmental organizations in official relations with WHO and intergovernmental organizations, will participate as observers. In all, over 500 delegates are expected to attend....

Live Earth Will Make the World More Aware of the Crisis Facing the Earth, Hopes Al Gore

...ments to agree, within two years, an international treaty that cuts global warming pollution by 90 per cent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide. It also asks people to cut their own pollution, make their homes, businesses, schools and transport more energy efficient, and plant new trees a...

Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...also called for governments to open talks on a new treaty to fight illicit trade in tobacco. The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) -- an international alliance of hundreds of tobacco control organisations -- estimated that the illicit cigarette trade accounted for more than 10 percent of the total globa...

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