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  • The Ministry of Industry does not believe in tobacco use reduction
    The Ministry of Industry does not believe in tobacco use reduction
    Emphasizing on the fact that solving the country's problems requires political commitment, Dr. Hashemi added, “Health- and treatment-related problems won’t be solved unless all senior officials and related organizations recognize their duties and commit themselves to do their best. We hope that this political commitment will be created at the national level. It should be noted that at least...
  • Unbridled production of cigarettes by the Ministry of Industry is against the health objectives
    Unbridled production of cigarettes by the Ministry of Industry is against the health objectives
    Referring to the issue that cigarette taxes should be increased by 10% annually, Dr. Mohammad Reza Masjedi said, “After being sanctioned, the British American Tobacco’s factory in Eshtehard and the Japan Tobacco International (JTI) are producing cigarettes in Iran without any restriction and by paying a very low amount of taxes. They claim that they are making jobs for the Iranian people,...
  • Holding a meeting by anti-tobacco benefactors
    Holding a meeting by anti-tobacco benefactors
    On May 11th, 2017, concurrent with Ramadan month, a meeting was held by the Iranian Anti-Tobacco Association (IATA) with the widespread presence of many of officials and anti-tobacco benefactors in a hotel in Varamin city. Some of the figures attending the meeting were as follows: Hujjat-al Islam Mahmoudi, the Imam of Varamin Friday Prayer and the Chairman of the Coordination Council of...
  • Founding the first non-governmental center for tobacco control research
    Founding the first non-governmental center for tobacco control research
    “The Minister of Health and Medical Education has endorsed the foundation of the first non-governmental center for tobacco control research, affiliated to the IATA”, added Dr. Masjedi. “The Ministry has declared that all the articles produced by the Center shall be published under supervision and by confirmation of the Research & Technology Deputy of the Health...
  • Activeness of eleven institutions for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in Iran
    Activeness of eleven institutions for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in Iran
    “In the past, TB treatment lasted 24 months because its bacteria become resistant to the drugs, even in the worst conditions”, the Secretary-General of the IATA says, “however, drugs used to treat DR-TB are not available in our country”. Masjedi added: “The treatment of TB may cost approximately 200,000 Tomans, while the treatment of DR-TB may impose a heavy cost (up to 20 Million...
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The Ministry of Industry does not believe in tobacco use reduction

Pointing to the issue that the Ministry of Industry does not accept the reduction in tobacco use and seeks to develop the tobacco industry because of its high income, the Minister of Health says, “The Ministry of Industry neutralize whatever we do, as if tobacco industry has a large profit for it and maybe for the Management and Planning Organization. They have closed their eyes on some issues.”

Unbridled production of cigarettes by the Ministry of Industry is against the health objectives

Speaking at a national conference related to the National Non-Smoking Week held at the Ministry of Health, the Secretary-General of the Iranian Anti-Tobacco Association (IATA) announced, “After the sanctions, we saw foreign tobacco companies entering Iran’s market. The production of cigarettes by paying the lowest amount of taxes in Iran has imposed a heavy burden on the health of the community. This situation is inconsistent with our slogans of development.”

Holding a meeting by anti-tobacco benefactors

The country’s education system must take seriously the concerns related to tobacco use

Founding the first non-governmental center for tobacco control research

Declaring the foundation of the first non-governmental center for tobacco control research affiliated to the Iranian Anti-Tobacco Association (IATA), Dr. Mohammad-Reza Masjedi said: “In order to progress the tobacco control we should take fundamental measures and any measure in this field needs to extend and use of human knowledge”.

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