Global Tobacco Control Updates

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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bloomberg initiative, mpower

Graphic Warnings Begin to Appear on Cigarette Packs in Costa Rica
22 Sep 2014
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Costa Rica has taken another important step to protect public health from the terrible toll of tobacco…
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costa rica, graphic warning labels

Ethiopia Becomes 178th Country to Ratify Tobacco Control Treaty
31 Mar 2014
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The World Health Organization has officially accepted Ethiopia's ratification of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the world's first international public health treaty. Now comprised of 178 parties, the treaty obligates countries…
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africa, fctc, world health organization

Chinese Government Bans Smoking in Schools
31 Jan 2014
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Following a recent mandate prohibiting government officials from smoking in public, the Chinese government has taken another significant step by banning smoking…
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china, secondhand smoke, tobacco control laws

Big Tobacco Smells Blood in Indonesia
11 Sep 2013
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The Japanese tobacco giant JTI recently announced that it is planning a new push into Indonesia, a country renowned for having few limits…
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fctc, indonesia, tobacco industry

New Study Calculates Lives Saved by Strong Tobacco Control Policies, Further evidence that tobacco control policies reduce smoking and save lives
01 Jul 2013
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According to a new study published today in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, tobacco control policies implemented in 41 countries between 2007 and 2010 will prevent 7.4 million premature deaths by 2050. The study provides strong evidence…
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Tobacco Control Regulation an Important Step Forward for Indonesia
25 Jan 2013
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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has signed new tobacco control regulation to implement the country’s 2009 Health Law. The regulation is a promising step forward in curbing tobacco use in a country plagued by some of the world’s…
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indonesia, tobacco control laws, tobacco industry

Nominations for the 2012 Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence Now Being Accepted
15 Dec 2012
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The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2012 Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence. The award is given annually…
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Study: Turkey Health Professionals Smoking Less
02 Oct 2012
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A study of health professionals in Turkey revealed a dramatic decrease in tobacco use in a country that has struggled with high tobacco use, including in the medical field.

The study highlighted the impact of comprehensive tobacco control…
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tobacco control laws, turkey

Ukraine Implements New Tobacco Advertising Ban
19 Sep 2012
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Marking a significant step in the country's growing tobacco control movement, Ukraine's ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship went into effect on Sunday.

The new law bans tobacco advertising tactics including online…
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advertising and promotion, ukraine

Adding Insult to Injury: Indonesia – with World’s Highest Male Smoking Rate – Hosts Big Tobacco at World Tobacco Asia
14 Sep 2012
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Just days after the new Global Adult Tobacco Survey revealed Indonesia’s alarming rates of tobacco use — including the highest male smoking rates in the world — Indonesia…
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big tobacco, gats, indonesia, tobacco industry

Survey Confirms Uruguay’s Strong Tobacco Control Policies Deliver Results
08 Aug 2012
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A recently released survey found that Uruguay’s implementation of effective tobacco control policies has had an overwhelmingly…
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tobacco control laws, uruguay

Evidence-Based Media Advocacy Key to Tobacco Control Policy Change
22 Jun 2012
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A new article in Salud Pública de México describes how tobacco control advocates in Mexico collected and effectively communicated evidence on the health and revenue benefits of tobacco taxes to lawmakers, the media, and the…
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advocacy, mexico

Innovative Online Resource Launched to Monitor the Tobacco Industry
20 Jun 2012
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An innovative new online tobacco control resource, TobaccoTactics.org, was recently launched by the Tobacco Control Research Unit at the University of Bath in England. The new website will provide…
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tobacco industry

Announcing Round 12 of the Bloomberg Initiative Grants Program
12 Jun 2012
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NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications for Round Twelve.

Project ideas are now being accepted for Round Twelve of the Bloomberg Initiative Grants Program. The deadline for submission of Project Ideas is 15:00…
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