Global Tobacco Control Updates

Tobacco control policies in Brazil effective across population sectors
26 Sep 2016
Research Alert |

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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brazil, gats, global adult tobacco survey

2014: A Historic Year in the Fight Against Tobacco
31 Dec 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

From CVS’s bold decision to end tobacco sales to once-unimaginable progress in countries such as Russia, India and China that have the world’s highest rates of tobacco use, 2014 has been a truly historic and pivotal year in the fight against…
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africa, beijing, brazil, china, india, indonesia, russia, united states

Case studies detail how the tobacco industry works to derail tobacco control progress in Latin America
23 Sep 2014
Research Alert |

A new report published by the InterAmerican Heart Foundation in Argentina (Fundación InterAmericana del Corazón Argentina – FIC Argentina) documents how the tobacco industry has tried to block the enactment and enforcement of tobacco…
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brazil, fctc, latin america, marketing, sponsorship, tobacco industry, trade, uruguay, who

Philip Morris International Fined in Brazil for Targeting Youth with its “Be Marlboro” Ads
28 Aug 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Philip Morris International's “Be Marlboro” campaign is coming under fire again for targeting youth. This time, the consumer protection agency from the Brazilian state of São Paulo has fined Philip Morris over $480,000.


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brazil, marketing, philip morris international, sponsorship, 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

Philip Morris International Urged to End Global Ad Campaign for Marlboro Cigarettes that Has Been Found to Target Youth
12 Mar 2014
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC — A coalition of international public health organizations today called on Philip Morris International (PMI) to end a global marketing campaign for its best-selling Marlboro cigarettes that has been found by a…
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brazil, concerts, marketing, philip morris international, sponsorship, tobacco control laws, tobacco industry, youth

Global Tobacco Marketing Reaches Young Children in Low- and Middle- Income Countries
04 Oct 2013
Research Alert |

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…
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brazil, children, china, india, pakistan, russia, sponsorship, youth

Brazil Bans Additives and Flavorings in All Tobacco Products
22 Mar 2012
News |

Just months after becoming the largest country in the world to go completely smoke-free, Brazil has set another global precedent in the fight against tobacco. This week, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) passed new regulations…
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brazil, flavored cigarettes

Brazil to Become World’s Largest Smoke-Free Country
15 Dec 2011
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC — The Brazilian government has taken historic action to protect the health of the nation’s more than 190 million citizens by enacting a comprehensive tobacco control law. Signed by President Dilma Rousseff today, the new…
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brazil, latin america, uruguay

Honduras Boosts Tobacco Control Movement in Latin America
22 Feb 2011
News |

Honduras’s new tobacco control law will help to protect its citizens from the devastating effects of tobacco use, one of the world’s deadliest public health epidemics.

The new law, which took effect February 21, is an important…
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brazil, buenos aires, fctc, honduras, latin america, sponsorship, tobacco control laws, uruguay

Global Adult Tobacco Survey: Half of Current Smokers Plan To or Think About Quitting
31 Aug 2010
Report |

Brazil has released the final results from its Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). This standardized survey tracks tobacco use, exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, and tobacco control measures.

Highlights from the GATS Brazil survey include:


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brazil, global adult tobacco survey