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

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

Reports Find Action on Tobacco Control in Africa Urgently Needed
10 Apr 2014
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A new report by the Network of African Science Academies calls for immediate action to prevent the growing threat of tobacco use in Africa. The report, Preventing a Tobacco Epidemic in Africa: A Call for Effective Action to Support Health, Social,…
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africa, marketing, secondhand smoke, sponsorship, taxation and price, tobacco industry, who, youth

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

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
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advertising and promotion, bloomberg initiative, sponsorship

Strong Tobacco Control Policies Urgently Needed to Reduce Tobacco Use, Despite Reduction in Global Tobacco Prevalence
08 Jan 2014
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A new study in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, finds a significant decrease in the global prevalence of tobacco use among male and females, however the number of smokers worldwide has increased. The study estimates…
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fctc, graphic warning labels, sponsorship, tobacco control laws

Strong Tobacco Control Laws Slow Sales for Philip Morris International
24 Oct 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Cigarette sales are down for Philip…
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philip morris international, russia, sponsorship, tobacco control laws, turkey, ukraine, who

Russia Further Strengthens Laws to Reduce Smoking
21 Oct 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

With new action to reduce smoking, Russia has firmly positioned itself as a global leader in the fight against tobacco use, which is the world’s number one cause of preventable death.

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russia, sponsorship, tobacco industry

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

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

New Study Shows Nigeria Has Opportunity to Keep Smoking Rates Low, Avert Devastating Toll of Tobacco
11 Jul 2013
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nigeria’s Ministry of Health today released its first-ever report on adult tobacco use. Nigeria’s Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) - the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa — measures tobacco use trends…
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africa, cancer, children, fctc, global adult tobacco survey, heart disease, secondhand smoke, sponsorship, tobacco control laws, tobacco industry, who, world health organization

WHO: One-Third of Global Population Now Protected by Tobacco Control Policies
10 Jul 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

A new report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that thanks to strong action taken by many countries…
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bloomberg initiative, fctc, sponsorship, tobacco industry, who, world health organization

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

Warning: This Concert Is Hazardous to Your Health
22 Mar 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

When young fans attended the Java Jazz music festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, earlier this month, they had to walk through concert grounds plastered with advertising for Djarum Super Mild, the cigarette brand that sponsored the concert.

When…
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concerts, indonesia, java jazz, sponsorship

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