Global Tobacco Control Updates

If Philip Morris Is Serious About a “Smoke-Free World,” It Should Stop Marketing Cigarettes, Fighting Efforts to Reduce Smoking
13 Sep 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Philip Morris International – the world’s largest non-governmental cigarette manufacturer – has announced that it is establishing a Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, with funding of $80 million per year…
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UN Global Compact Shows Leadership by Dropping Tobacco Industry Members
12 Sep 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) today announced that it would bar tobacco companies and any other organization that…
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Led by Dr. Tom Frieden, New Global Health Initiative – Resolve – Will Save Lives and Improve Health Around the World
12 Sep 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids welcomes today’s announcement of the creation of Resolve, a bold $225 million global health initiative led by Dr. Tom…
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Ukraine Reports Dramatic Drop in Cigarette Smoking, Further Action Needed to Continue Life-Saving Progress
04 Sep 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC – Rates of cigarette smoking in Ukraine have declined dramatically according to new findings released today as part of Ukraine’s second Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). The significant decrease in smoking reflects the…
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U.S. Authorities Urged to Investigate British American Tobacco for Allegations of Widespread Bribery and Corruption in Africa
18 Aug 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following new allegations about the conduct of British American Tobacco (BAT) in Africa – published…
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WHO Report Shows Global Progress in Fighting Tobacco Use, but Countries Must Do More to Save Lives
19 Jul 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report card on the global fight against tobacco use, issued today by the World Health Organization (WHO), shows that while a growing number of countries are making important progress, there is still much more work to do…
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bloomberg initiative, who, world health organization

Reuters Exposes Massive Philip Morris Scheme to Fight Global Tobacco Control Efforts – Shows Company’s Claimed Commitment to a “Smoke-Free Future” is a Sham
13 Jul 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – An investigative report published today by Reuters reveals a massive, secretive campaign by tobacco giant Philip Morris International…
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tobacco industry

Study: Tobacco Companies Are Marketing Flavored Cigarettes to Appeal to Children in Latin America; Countries Must Act to Protect Kids
15 Jun 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Multinational tobacco companies are marketing a new generation of highly flavored tobacco products, like menthol, mint and fruit, that appeal to kids throughout Latin America. In many cases they are selling them near schools,…
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latin america, tobacco industry

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
Research Alert |

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
Press Release |

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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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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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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