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25 Sep 2014

Introduction of the China-US Partnership for Smoke-Free Workplaces

By Jingqi Yang

To encourage and support smoke-free workplaces, China and the United States issued a Joint Statement on the establishment of the China – United States Partnership on Smoke-free Workplaces (CUSW), a bilateral, public-private partnership on August 17, 2012. A CUSW secretariat is established within the Tobacco Control Office at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

15 Sep 2014

World Health Organization and King Hussein Cancer host a collaborative regional workshop on tobacco dependence treatment

By Global Bridges EMR

‘In the coming few years, EMR is forecast to shoulder a staggering burden of tobacco-associated non-communicable diseases, be it in the form of healthcare costs, lost productivity, or premature death. Such costs are beyond anything that regional economies can handle. Despite its potential to preemptively address such threats, tobacco control -tobacco dependence treatment specificly- is still not a national priority in most countries of the region.'

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