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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2041

Life & Health

Serious about a "Smoke-Free Future," stop marketing cigarettes - stop interfering tobacco control policies!

The world's largest non-governmental cigarette manufacturer, Philip Morris International has launched a new website which claims the company is committed to a "smoke-free future", say Matthew L. Meyers, the President of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Robin Koval, CEO and President of the Truth Initiative of Washington DC.

Serious about a "Smoke-Free Future," stop marketing cigarettes - stop interfering tobacco control policies!
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Tobacco use does not contribute to economic development - Report

A landmark global report titled The Economics of Tobacco Control which provides another powerful reason why the fight against tobacco must be a priority for countries around the world is just released, says Matthew L. Myers, the President of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Tobacco use does not contribute to economic development - Report
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Cigarettes sale ban within army premises effective from 1st January 2017

Our salutation to the President and the Army Commander of Sri Lanka for taking the bold decision to ban sale of cigarettes within army premises with effect from 1st of January 2017.

President Maithripala Srisena
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e-cigarettes are dangers to young people - Surgeon General's Report states

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The US. Surgeon General's report on electronic cigarettes issued today, delivers a clear and unmistakable message to our nation’s policy makers: E-cigarettes pose a serious threat to the health of kids and young adults, and we should be doing everything we can to prevent young people from using these products, states President of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Washington, Matthew L. Meyers.

e-cigarettes are dangers to young people - Surgeon General's Report states
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"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies"

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies" are the immortal words of Saint Mother Teresa, which sum up what Dr Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva asserts to hasten the pace of progress for a disease-free India. Dr KS Sachdeva has healed thousands of patients in a tertiary level hospital in India’s capital Delhi, has served an illustrious inning at India's national tuberculosis programme and is now serving as Deputy Director General at the national AIDS programme in India.

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies"
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It is not enough to promise, we must act to #endAIDS

Mahatma Gandhi had once said, "If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning". Gandhi's thought resurfaced after listening to Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India (ASI). He could not have been more sincere in demanding action to the fullest to #endAIDS by 2030 as promised by our governments.

Dr Ishwar Gilada
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Complacency breeds failure: Consolidate efforts to end AIDS by 2030

Success breeds complacency and complacency breeds failure. When the number of people affected by a disease decreases, there is a tendency to disregard it as a public health problem.

Dr Raman R Gangakhedkar, Director-in-charge at National AIDS Research Institute (NARI),
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Ban sale of single cigarettes - Government Medical Officers Association

Sale of single cigarettes will be banned in Sri Lanka soon, Health Minister, Rajitha Senaratne said at a meeting held yesterday with the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA).

Dr.  Rajitha Senaratne
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Alarming rates of lung diseases warrant urgent action

Alarming rates of pulmonary diseases in India are warranting urgent action as well as well-coordinated and inter-sectoral comprehensive health responses across the country to ensure every citizen enjoys lung health.

Dr Ishwar Gilada, President, ASI
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Cessation Support (Article 14) Is Not Costly Or Complicated – And It Is Effective!

There is strong international support to strengthen and accelerate full implementation of Article 14 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), as evidenced by the World Conference on Tobacco or Health Declaration in 2015 that “By 2018, at least 50% of FCTC Parties will have developed and published an official national tobacco dependence treatment strategy, in accordance with Article 14 Guideline recommendations”, says Martin Raw, Director, International Centre for Tobacco Cessation, London.

Martin Raw -  Director, International Centre for Tobacco Cessation, London.
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