Global Tobacco Control Updates

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

As Congress Reviews Trans-Pacific Partnership Following ITC Report, Provision Protecting Tobacco Control Measures Warrants Strong Support
20 May 2016
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WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) this week released its report on the likely economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, marking another key step toward congressional consideration of…
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trade, trans-pacific partnership

In Victory for Global Health, UK High Court Upholds Plain Tobacco Packaging Law – Innovative Strategy Spreads from Australia to Europe
19 May 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In another major victory for global health and defeat for the tobacco industry, the United Kingdom's High Court today upheld the UK's new law requiring that tobacco products be sold in plain packaging. The ruling comes…
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philip morris international, plain packaging, tobacco industry, united kingdom

President Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay Honored for Global Leadership in Fight against Tobacco
16 May 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids announced that it has selected Uruguay’s president Dr. Tabaré Vázquez to receive its highest honor, the Champion Award, which recognizes extraordinary leadership in the…
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Dr. Feras Hawari of Jordan Honored for Leadership in Global Fight against Tobacco
10 May 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Feras Hawari of Jordan has been chosen to receive the 2016 Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence for his leadership in the fight against tobacco use in Jordan and throughout the Middle East.…
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Tobacco Industry Loses Landmark Court Rulings in India & EU, Upholding Graphic Tobacco Warnings (and Other Health Measures in EU)
04 May 2016
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WASHINGTON, DC – In landmark victories for global health and major defeats for the tobacco industry, high courts in India and the European Union today upheld strong measures to reduce tobacco use, including requirements for large, graphic health…
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marketing, plain packaging, tobacco industry, world health organization

India takes critical step to curb tobacco use by implementing 85 percent graphic health warnings on all tobacco products
07 Apr 2016
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WASHINGTON, DC— Last week the Government of India intensified its fight against the tobacco epidemic by implementing 85 percent graphic health warnings on both sides of all tobacco products, making its warnings among the largest in the world.…
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graphic warning labels, india, tobacco industry

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