Global Tobacco Control Updates
Smoking to Blame as Lung Cancer Deaths Rise in China
TOBACCO UNFILTERED BLOG | 25 November 2013
A recent conference in China highlighted both the huge toll tobacco use is taking on the country and the need for urgent action to stem this growing epidemic.
New Report: Africa at Risk of Becoming "Epicenter of Tobacco Epidemic"
TOBACCO UNFILTERED BLOG | 20 November 2013
A new report by the American Cancer Society warns that without urgent action to prevent tobacco use, Africa will be the “future epicenter of the tobacco epidemic” with soaring rates of tobacco use and related disease and death.
Tobacco Company Blows Smoke on National Health Day in Indonesia
TOBACCO UNFILTERED BLOG | 14 November 2013
How does the Indonesian tobacco company Djarum celebrate the country’s National Health Day? It places a giant front-page ad for one of its cigarettes in a national newspaper. Then that newspaper happens to make its way onto every seat at the launch event for the Ministry of Health’s National Health Day event.
U.S. Lawmakers to President Obama: Protect Tobacco Control Measures under Trade Pact
TOBACCO UNFILTERED BLOG | 01 November 2013
Fifty-six members of the U.S. House of Representatives this week signed a letter to President Obama urging him to protect nations' authority to adopt tobacco control measures under the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. The United States is negotiating the trade pact with 11 other countries.
Strong Tobacco Control Laws Slow Sales for Philip Morris International
TOBACCO UNFILTERED BLOG | 24 October 2013
Cigarette sales are down for Philip Morris International (PMI) in countries with strong laws to reduce tobacco use. The international maker of the best-selling Marlboro brand is the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company. During the third quarter of 2013, PMI reported that global cigarette sales fell both for the company and the industry as a whole, a promising sign that the tide may be turning on the global tobacco epidemic.
Russia Further Strengthens Laws to Reduce Smoking
TOBACCO UNFILTERED BLOG | 21 October 2013
With new action to reduce smoking, Russia has firmly positioned itself as a global leader in the fight against tobacco use, which is the world’s number one cause of preventable death. Last week, the Russian Duma passed its second major piece of tobacco control legislation this year, giving Russia some of the strongest laws to combat tobacco use. The new law strengthens the comprehensive tobacco control law that President Putin signed in February and has been in force since June.
New Study: Global Tobacco Marketing Impacts Young Kids
TOBACCO UNFILTERED BLOG | 07 October 2013
Tobacco companies claim they don’t market to kids. But a new study conducted in six low- and middle-income countries provides fresh evidence that tobacco marketing and branding are highly effective at reaching kids. In the six countries studied – Brazil, China, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Russia – more than two-thirds of five- and six-year-olds surveyed were able to identify at least one cigarette logo. In China, where smoking rates are among the highest in the world, an alarming 86 percent of children surveyed could identify at least one logo.
Global Tobacco Marketing Reaches Young Children in Low- and Middle- Income Countries
RESEARCH ALERT | 4 October 2013
A new study from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health published in the journal Pediatrics examines the reach of tobacco marketing to 5 and 6 year old children in six low- and middle-income countries: Brazil, China, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Russia.
Explore Laws and Litigation From Around the WorldTobacco Control Laws
- Blowing smoke in the Brussels tobacco war
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
02 Dec 2013
- Children being encouraged to smoke e-cigarettes by 'celebrity culture and excessive online advertising'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
30 Nov 2013
- Higher tax, healthier kids: study
Phnom Penh Post (kh)
26 Nov 2013
- RATTRAY: The Tobacco Seduction Of Our Children
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
25 Nov 2013
- Experts call for more tobacco control
Global Times (cn)
22 Nov 2013