Global Tobacco Control Updates
Creative Outrage: Enter our Contest to Expose the Truth about the “Be Marlboro” Campaign
TOBACCO UNFILTERED BLOG | 21 April 2014
Last month, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other public health groups issued a report exposing how Philip Morris International (PMI) is conducting a global marketing campaign for its best-selling Marlboro cigarettes that uses themes and images sure to appeal to youth.
Reports Find Action on Tobacco Control in Africa Urgently Needed
RESEARCH ALERT | 10 April 2014
A new report by the Network of African Science Academies calls for immediate action to prevent the growing threat of tobacco use in Africa. The report, Preventing a Tobacco Epidemic in Africa: A Call for Effective Action to Support Health, Social, and Economic Development, assesses tobacco use and production, and their health, economic, social, and environmental effects. The report also reviews current tobacco control efforts in Africa and examines tobacco industry tactics to undermine these efforts.
Senegal Takes a Stand for Public Health, Bans Smoking in Public Places
TOBACCO UNFILTERED BLOG | 10 April 2014
By enacting a new law containing provisions proven to reduce tobacco use, Senegal has become the latest country to join a growing tobacco control movement in Africa. The new law is one of the strongest passed yet by an African government to address the deadly global tobacco epidemic, which each year kills more than six million people around the world.
Ethiopia Becomes 178th Country to Ratify Tobacco Control Treaty
NEWS | 31 March 2014
The World Health Organization has officially accepted Ethiopia's ratification of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the world's first international public health treaty. Now comprised of 178 parties, the treaty obligates countries to implement proven methods to reduce the devastating toll of tobacco use, the world’s leading cause of preventable death.
Take the Marlboro Teen Fashion Quiz
TOBACCO UNFILTERED BLOG | 12 March 2014
As revealed by a report issued today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other international public health groups, Philip Morris International (PMI) is conducting a global marketing campaign for its best-selling Marlboro cigarettes – called “Be Marlboro” – that uses themes and images sure to appeal to youth.
Philip Morris International Urged to End Global Ad Campaign for Marlboro Cigarettes that Has Been Found to Target Youth
PRESS RELEASE | 12 March 2014
A coalition of international public health organizations today called on Philip Morris International (PMI) to end a global marketing campaign for its best-selling Marlboro cigarettes that has been found by a German court to target youth and has generated similar complaints in other countries. The organizations issued a new report detailing how the "Be Marlboro" campaign, which has spread to more than 50 countries, uses themes and images that appeal to youth.
Tobacco Industry Interference Index Warns of Industry Influence in Seven ASEAN Countries
RESEARCH ALERT | 19 February 2014
The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) recently released a report scoring seven Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries in the implementation of policies compliant with FCTC Article 5.3. Tobacco control groups in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand worked with SEATCA to produce this civil society report.
Bloomberg Philanthropies Ranked Among Most Innovative Companies
TOBACCO UNFILTERED BLOG | 10 February 2014
Bloomberg Philanthropies has been named one of the most innovative companies in the world by Fast Company as part of its annual guide to business performance and creativity. Focusing on the foundation's results-oriented approach to tackling the world's most important issues, the magazine hails Bloomberg Philanthropies’ data-driven philosophy and highlights its role in driving progress against tobacco use.
Chinese Government Bans Smoking in Schools
NEWS | 31 January 2014
Following a recent mandate prohibiting government officials from smoking in public, the Chinese government has taken another significant step by banning smoking in schools throughout the country. The latest step affirms the government’s increasing commitment to curbing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in China, the world’s leading consumer of cigarettes.
Guide for Conducting TAPS Compliance Studies Now Available in Seven Languages
RESOURCE | 30 January 2014
This guide helps advocates working to strengthen implementation of TAPS laws by presenting step-by-step information about how to plan and conduct studies to assess compliance with laws that address point-of-sale advertising and product displays, outdoor advertising, and product packaging. Sample data collection tools are included in the appendix.
Explore Laws and Litigation From Around the WorldTobacco Control Laws
- Nine out of 10 Seoulites suffer from passive smoking: poll
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
21 Apr 2014
- Anti-smoking group to cigarette companies: 'Don't target the youth'
21 Apr 2014
- Report: Qatar revisiting the idea of a new, stricter anti-smoking law
Doha News (qa)
20 Apr 2014
- EDITORIAL: China and the Toll of Smoking
New York Times
17 Apr 2014
- UPDATE 1-S.Korea's state health insurer tobacco firms for damages
14 Apr 2014