Global Tobacco Control Updates

EU Agreement with Japan Tobacco on Cigarette Smuggling Shows Need for International Treaty
07 Dec 2007
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The European Union (EU) announced today that Japan Tobacco, the world’s third largest multinational tobacco company, has agreed to implement a series of legally binding measures to combat the smuggling and counterfeiting…
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japan, smuggling

New Lancet Study: Tobacco Control Measures Are Effective and Affordable
06 Dec 2007
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new study published in the December 5, 2007, issue of the scientific journal The Lancet shows…
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fctc, graphic warning labels, smoke-free laws, taxation and price

State Attorneys General Take Action Against R.J. Reynolds
04 Dec 2007
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds the eight state attorneys general who today have taken quick and aggressive action to stop R.J. Reynolds’ unscrupulous new marketing campaign for Camel cigarettes that clearly…
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r.j. reynolds, tobacco industry, united states of america

R.J. Reynolds’ Suspension of Magazine Ads Is Damage Control To Deflect Criticism and Legal Scrutiny
27 Nov 2007
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The Winston-Salem Journal reported today that the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has said that it will not advertise its cigarette brands in newspapers and consumer magazines next year. R.J. Reynolds’ announcement looks like damage control…
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advertising and promotion, r.j. reynolds, tobacco industry

State Attorneys General Should Investigate R.J. Reynolds and Rolling Stone Magazine For Linking New Cigarette Ad to Cartoon
26 Nov 2007
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As reported today by The New York Times, the November 15, 2007, issue of Rolling Stone magazine includes what appears to be a giant,…
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r.j. reynolds

New study shows that in-store cigarette displays act as cues to smoke
26 Nov 2007
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A new study shows that substantial numbers of former smokers and smokers trying to quit report that in-store displays of cigarettes increase their urge to purchase cigarettes and even prompt them to do so on impulse in places where in-store tobacco…
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advertising and promotion

India, UK Join Growing List of Countries To Require Pictorial Tobacco Warnings
05 Oct 2007
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India and the United Kingdom have become the latest countries to require large picture warnings on all packs of cigarettes and other tobacco products, demonstrating global support for this important measure to reduce tobacco use. At least 14 countries…
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graphic warning labels, india, united kingdom

Philip Morris International Spin-off Underscores Need for Nations To Implement Proven Measures to Reduce Tobacco Use
29 Aug 2007
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Washington, D.C. - Today's announcement by Altria/Philip Morris that it will spin off Philip Morris International as a separate company should set off global alarms that nations must implement proven measures to reduce tobacco…
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altria, philip morris international, tobacco industry

Kenyan Parliament Passes Strong Anti-Tobacco Legislation
10 Aug 2007
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Washington, DC - Providing important leadership in Africa for reducing tobacco use and its deadly consequences, the Kenyan Parliament has passed the national Tobacco Control Act, which bans tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship,…
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africa, kenya, tobacco control laws

New Poll: Kenyans Express Overwhelming Support for Tobacco Control Measures
07 Aug 2007
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Nairobi, Kenya - A new national opinion poll of over 2,000 Kenyans reveals broad support for measures to reduce smoking and to protect all Kenyans from the harms of secondhand smoke. The poll, conducted by the Steadman Group for the…
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africa, kenya, tobacco control laws

Nations Take Strong Action Against Secondhand Smoke, Cigarette Smuggling
06 Jul 2007
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Bangkok - The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids congratulates the nations attending this week's meeting on implementation of the international tobacco control treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), for taking strong action that…
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smoke-free laws, smuggling

Canadian Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Strong Tobacco Control Laws, Should Spur Similar Efforts Globally
28 Jun 2007
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Washington, DC - The Supreme Court of Canada today delivered an important victory for public health that has global implications in upholding the country's strong tobacco control laws, which include strong restrictions on tobacco…
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canada, tobacco control laws

New Study Finds Non-Smoking Workers Absorb Potent Carcinogen When Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, Shows Need for 100 Percent Smoke
28 Jun 2007
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Washington, DC - A new study being published in the August 2007 issue of the American Journal of Public Health provides powerful new evidence that secondhand smoke in the workplace is an unacceptable health hazard and underscores…
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Conference on Tobacco Control Treaty Urged to Adopt 100% Smoke-Free Policies As Global Health Standard
27 Jun 2007
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Washington, DC - Advocates are urging governments to commit to adopting 100 percent smoke-free workplaces and public places when their representatives convene at a major global conference in Bangkok, Thailand, June 30-July 6. Governments…
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smoke-free laws