Global Tobacco Control Updates

Exposure to point-of sale tobacco promotion increases the risk of youth smoking
20 Jan 2016
Research Alert |

A study recently published in Tobacco Control shows that exposure to point-of-sale (POS) tobacco “promotion” is a risk factor for youth smoking. POS tobacco promotion can include tobacco advertising, product display, and retail…
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advertising and promotion, children, marketing, point of sale

Race Cars, Bean Bags and Video Games – But Philip Morris Claims It Doesn’t Market to Kids
10 Jun 2015
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

The youth-oriented “Be Marlboro” marketing campaign from tobacco giant Philip Morris International continues to spread around the world. The latest stop: The country of Georgia.

Last month, a “Be Marlboro” promotional…
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advertising and promotion, georgia, marketing, marlboro, philip morris international, youth

Brazil Takes Crucial Step toward Becoming World’s Most Populous Smoke-Free Country
06 Jun 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

In December 2011, Brazil enacted a historic tobacco control law that, among other things, would make Brazil the world’s most populous country to go smoke-free.…
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advertising and promotion, brazil, graphic warning labels, tobacco control laws

Take the Marlboro Teen Fashion Quiz
12 Mar 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

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…
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advertising and promotion, marketing, philip morris international, youth

Guide for Conducting TAPS Compliance Studies Now Available in Seven Languages
30 Jan 2014
Resource |

Assessing Compliance with Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship (TAPS) Bans: A "How-to" Guide for Conducting Compliance Studies of Point of Sale Advertising and Product Displays, Outdoor Advertising, and Product Packaging has recently…
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advertising and promotion, bloomberg initiative, sponsorship

Surgeon General Says: Enough is Enough – End Smoking Now
17 Jan 2014
Research Alert |

Fifty years ago, the Surgeon General of the United States released a landmark report documenting the serious negative health effects of cigarette smoking. Since then, the United States (U.S.) has implemented a series of tobacco control policies, and…
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advertising and promotion, cancer, tobacco industry, united states

Tobacco Company Blows Smoke on National Health Day in Indonesia
14 Nov 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

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…
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advertising and promotion, indonesia, tobacco industry

New Resource Provides Guidance for TAPS Compliance Studies
18 Jul 2013
Research Alert |

A new guidance document, Assessing Compliance with Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship (TAPS) Bans: A “How-to” Guide for Conducting Compliance Studies of Point of Sale Advertising and Product Displays, Outdoor Advertising,…
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advertising and promotion, sponsorship

Indonesian Music Festival Drops Tobacco Company as Main Sponsor
21 Jun 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Showing that it’s possible to tune tobacco out of the music industry, this year’s Java Rockin’land music festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, will take place without one of its most infamous acts – the tobacco industry. Java Rockin’land…
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advertising and promotion, indonesia, sponsorship

Point-of-Sale Tobacco Display Bans Dramatically Reduce Exposure to Tobacco Marketing
17 Jun 2013
Research Alert |

A new study in Health Education Research compares data on the impact of point-of-sale (POS) tobacco display bans in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The study’s authors analyzed data from the International…
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advertising and promotion, marketing, point-of-sale

World No Tobacco Day 2013 Calls for Tobacco Ad Ban
31 May 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

 

Tobacco control advocates around the world today are marking TAGS:

advertising and promotion, africa, global tobacco epidemic, turkey, united states of america, world no tobacco day

Really Philip Morris? You don’t market to kids?
14 May 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

At last week's annual meeting of Philip Morris International shareholders in New York City, CEO Louis Camilleri…
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advertising and promotion, louis camilleri, philip morris international, tobacco industry

New Campaign Urges Musicians to “Tune Out Tobacco” by Rejecting Tobacco Sponsorships
04 Jan 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is launching a new…
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advertising and promotion, concerts, indonesia, sponsorship

Tobacco display bans reduce youth tobacco product purchase attempts
27 Dec 2012
Research Alert |

A new study in Pediatrics examines the potential impact of banning tobacco displays at the point of sale on youth purchases of tobacco. 1,216 youth aged 13 to 17 participated in the study which involved "shopping" in a virtual convenience store. Youth…
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advertising and promotion, youth smoking

Same Old Tricks: Big Tobacco Partners with International Music Stars in Indonesia
10 Oct 2012
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Thanks to some of the world’s weakest tobacco control laws, Indonesia continues to be the target of rampant, unrestricted tobacco marketing, including industry-sponsored concerts that are banned in the United States and many other countries.


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advertising and promotion, concerts, indonesia

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