Global Tobacco Control Updates

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
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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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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
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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
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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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Bloomberg Initiative Offers Grants to Combat Global Tobacco Epidemic
12 Dec 2016
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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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Tobacco smoking impact on life expectancy in 63 countries around the world
06 Dec 2016
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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
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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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Landmark Smoke-Free Law in Shanghai Will Reduce Smoking, Save Lives
11 Nov 2016
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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

Stronger cigarette pack health warnings work
13 Oct 2016
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A study published in Social Science & Medicine examines the impact of policies that strengthened requirements for health warnings on cigarette packs. Researchers reviewed 32 studies from 20 countries that assessed the impact on knowledge,…
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Tobacco control policies in Brazil effective across population sectors
26 Sep 2016
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Brazil is a global leader in tobacco control, having adopted a comprehensive and effective set of public policies designed to prevent and reduce tobacco use. A 2015 study published in Tobacco Control examines how the implementation of several tobacco…
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Survey of tobacco use in Vietnam shows some progress, but government should do more to save lives
06 Sep 2016
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

The people of Vietnam are breathing easier thanks to a national tobacco control law that expanded smoke-free public places, according to a recent government-sponsored survey.

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gats, global adult tobacco survey, vietnam

Michael Bloomberg Is Uniquely Qualified to Serve as WHO Global Ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases
17 Aug 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The World Health Organization has made an inspired choice in appointing Michael R. Bloomberg…
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