Global Tobacco Control Updates

Kenya’s Court of Appeal Rejects British American Tobacco Suit, Upholds Tobacco Control Regulations
17 Feb 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kenya’s Court of Appeal in Nairobi today upheld the country’s 2014 Tobacco Control Regulations, affirming a lower court’s findings and rejecting legal challenges to the regulations from British American Tobacco…
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africa, framework convention on tobacco control, kenya, tobacco industry

Canadian Cancer Society Status Report on Pack Warning Labels Now Available in Seven Languages
07 Feb 2017
Research Alert |

The Canadian Cancer Society released an updated version of the Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report in November 2016 based on data collected through October 2016. The report is now available in seven languages: Arabic,…
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graphic warning labels, plain packaging

Global cost of smoking was US$1.4 trillion in 2012
01 Feb 2017
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A new study published in Tobacco Control found smoking was responsible for almost six percent of global spending on healthcare in 2012. The study used the Cost of Illness method to estimate the economic cost of diseases attributable to smoking.…
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cancer, world health organization

If Philip Morris Is Serious About a “Smoke-Free Future,” It Should Stop Marketing Cigarettes, Fighting Efforts to Reduce Smoking
26 Jan 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Philip Morris International – the world’s largest non-governmental cigarette manufacturer – this week launched a new website that claims the company is committed to a “smoke-free future.” As long…
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marketing, philip morris international

Strong tobacco control policies have prevented almost 22 million deaths since 2007
12 Jan 2017
Research Alert |

The World Health Organization (WHO) established MPOWER in 2008 to help countries implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). A new study published in Tobacco Control estimates the impact of countries having adopted at…
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fctc, marketing, mpower, sponsorship, taxation, tobacco control laws, who, world health organization

NCI-WHO Report: Tobacco Use Costs Countries Over $1 Trillion Annually, Making Fight Against Tobacco a Public Health and Economic Priority
10 Jan 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A landmark global report released today provides another powerful reason why the fight against tobacco must be a priority for countries around the world: It not only saves lives, but also reduces the enormous economic toll of tobacco…
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who

Working Together Around the World to Kick The Tobacco Habit
06 Jan 2017
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

By Kelly Henning, Bloomberg Philanthropies

(This post was published by Health Affairs…
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Tobacco exposure associated with infertility and earlier menopause
29 Dec 2016
Research Alert |

A study published by Tobacco Control assesses the associations between lifetime tobacco exposure (including both active smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke) with infertility and natural menopause before the age 50. The study is based…
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menopause, women, women and tobacco

Colombia Passes Landmark Tobacco Tax
23 Dec 2016
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Some of the lowest cigarette prices in Latin America will soon be increasing thanks to a landmark fiscal reform package passed early this morning in Colombia. As part of the reform package, the Colombian legislature has included a new tax on tobacco…
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columbia, latin america, taxation

New IMF Guide on Designing and Enforcing Tobacco Tax Policies
14 Dec 2016
Research Alert |

Tobacco taxation is accepted as a “win-win” for countries. It can provide countries a stable source of government revenue and it is an effective tool to decrease tobacco use and, as a result, improve public health. A ‘How-To Note’…
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taxation, trade

Bloomberg Initiative Offers Grants to Combat Global Tobacco Epidemic
12 Dec 2016
News |

Former New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg recently announced he is committing additional funds to the global fight against tobacco…
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bloomberg initiative, mpower

Tobacco smoking impact on life expectancy in 63 countries around the world
06 Dec 2016
Research Alert |

A study published by Tobacco Control assesses the impact of tobacco smoking on life expectancy worldwide between 1980 and 2010. Cause-specific mortality data from the WHO Mortality Database (1980–2010) was extracted for 63 countries.…
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fctc, graphic warning labels, secondhand smoke, taxation, who

Michael Bloomberg Continues His Life-Saving Leadership in Global Fight Against Tobacco
05 Dec 2016
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that he is committing an additional $360 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to nearly $1 billion.


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bloomberg initiative, michael bloomberg, tobacco control laws

Landmark Smoke-Free Law in Shanghai Will Reduce Smoking, Save Lives
11 Nov 2016
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The government of Shanghai today announced a historic new regulation that will require smoke-free public spaces in one of the world’s largest cities. Shanghai’s bold action will reduce smoking and secondhand smoke…
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china, secondhand smoke, shanghai

Philippines’ 2012 tobacco tax reform found effective, a model for other countries
27 Oct 2016
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In 2012, the Philippines passed landmark tobacco and alcohol tax reform, popularly known as the “Sin Tax Law.” The law greatly simplified and increased excise taxes and contributed to the government’s goal of universal health care…
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philippines, taxation and price

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