Global Tobacco Control Updates

Study: Tobacco Companies Are Marketing Flavored Cigarettes to Appeal to Children in Latin America; Countries Must Act to Protect Kids
15 Jun 2017
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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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cigarettes, flavored, kids, marketing

India Dramatically Reduces Tobacco Use, Showing Strong Public Health Laws Save Lives
12 Jun 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – India has reduced tobacco use among adults by 17 percent since 2010. As a result there are over 8 million fewer tobacco users today than there were just seven years ago despite the growth in the Indian population, according…
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World No Tobacco Day Highlights Health and Economic Benefits of Reducing Tobacco Use
31 May 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today countries around the globe will mark World No Tobacco Day, held annually by the World Health Organization (WHO) to encourage strong action to reduce tobacco use – the world's leading cause of preventable death.…
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Congratulates New Director-General of the World Health Organization
23 May 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids congratulates Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his election as the next Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Tedros’ skilled leadership will be crucial in the…
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Dr. Vishal Rao of India Honored for Leadership in Fight against Tobacco Use
09 May 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Vishal Rao of Karnataka, India will be honored with the 2017 Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence for his leadership in the fight against tobacco use in his home state of Karnataka and across…
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india, wilkenfeld award

Australia Reported to Win Landmark Trade Case on Tobacco Plain Packaging – Bold Strategy Is Spreading Worldwide
04 May 2017
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WASHINGTON, DC – According to media reports, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that Australia’s pioneering law requiring plain packaging for tobacco products does not violate international trade and intellectual property agreements.…
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australia, plain packaging, wto

Philippines’ Dramatic Drop in Tobacco Use Shows Tobacco Control Efforts Are Working and Must Remain a Priority
20 Mar 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The government of the Philippines today reported that adult tobacco use has dropped by nearly 20 percent – from 29.7 percent in 2009 to 23.8 percent in 2015. The dramatic decline, highlighted in the Philippines’…
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gats, global adult tobacco survey, phillippines

Kenya’s Court of Appeal Rejects British American Tobacco Suit, Upholds Tobacco Control Regulations
17 Feb 2017
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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

If Philip Morris Is Serious About a “Smoke-Free Future,” It Should Stop Marketing Cigarettes, Fighting Efforts to Reduce Smoking
26 Jan 2017
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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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marketing, philip morris international

NCI-WHO Report: Tobacco Use Costs Countries Over $1 Trillion Annually, Making Fight Against Tobacco a Public Health and Economic Priority
10 Jan 2017
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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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Michael Bloomberg Continues His Life-Saving Leadership in Global Fight Against Tobacco
05 Dec 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that he is committing an additional $360 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to nearly $1 billion.


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bloomberg initiative, michael bloomberg, tobacco control laws

Landmark Smoke-Free Law in Shanghai Will Reduce Smoking, Save Lives
11 Nov 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The government of Shanghai today announced a historic new regulation that will require smoke-free public spaces in one of the world’s largest cities. Shanghai’s bold action will reduce smoking and secondhand smoke…
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china, secondhand smoke, shanghai

Michael Bloomberg Is Uniquely Qualified to Serve as WHO Global Ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases
17 Aug 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The World Health Organization has made an inspired choice in appointing Michael R. Bloomberg…
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Historic Win for Global Health: Uruguay Defeats Philip Morris Challenge to Its Strong Tobacco Control Laws
08 Jul 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a historic public health victory that will be felt around the world, Uruguay has won an international legal battle against Philip Morris International to…
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philip morris international, tobacco control laws, tobacco industry, uruguay

Spread of Plain Packaging Boosts Fight Against Tobacco this World No Tobacco Day
31 May 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As countries mark World No Tobacco Day, recognized by the World Health Organization each year on May 31, global efforts to fight tobacco use are getting a critical boost from an innovative and fast-spreading new strategy –…
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plain packaging, world no tobacco day

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