Global Tobacco Control Updates

Colombia Takes Action to Save Lives by Implementing Sweeping Smoke-Free Decree
05 Dec 2008
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Washington, D.C.—The government of Colombia took historic action this week to protect the health and lives of its citizens by implementing a sweeping smoke-free decree that applies to all indoor workplaces and public places. The decree was…
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New Investigative Reports Detail Vast Scope of Global Cigarette Smuggling, Underscore Need for Strong Treaty to Combat Problem
20 Oct 2008
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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — As nations convene today in Geneva to negotiate an international treaty to combat cigarette smuggling and other illicit tobacco trade, a new series of investigative journalism reports underscore the vast…
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Implementation of India's Smoke-Free Law Is a Historic Step to Protect Health
02 Oct 2008
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The government of India today has taken a historic step to protect the health of the nation’s more than 1.1 billion citizens by implementing a national law that requires workplaces and public places to be smoke-free.…
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Philip Morris International Drops Another Concert Sponsorship; Philippine Health Department Applauded
29 Aug 2008
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WASHINGTON, D.C – For the second time in a month, Philip Morris International has had to withdraw sponsorship and promotion of a concert in a developing country after coming under international criticism for engaging in cigarette marketing that…
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Study: U.S. Tobacco Control Program Saved Billions in Medical Costs
28 Aug 2008
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A scientific study published this week found the tobacco control program in the state of California saved the state US $86 billion (in 2004 dollars) in personal health care costs in its first 15 years.

California…
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Major Report from U.S. Government Concludes Tobacco Marketing Promotes Youth Smoking
21 Aug 2008
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A comprehensive report issued today by the U.S-based National Cancer Institute presents definitive conclusions that tobacco marketing increases tobacco use, especially among children.

The report also concludes that…
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Philip Morris International Caught in Philippines in Another Concert Sponsorship
12 Aug 2008
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For the second time in recent weeks, international tobacco control advocates are calling on Philip Morris International to withdraw its sponsorship and promotion of a major concert, this time in the Philippines where the company's activities appear…
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Study Finds Smoke-Free Laws Improve Health, Reduce Heart Attacks
01 Aug 2008
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WASHINGTON, D.C.– A study published online July 31 in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine provides new, strong evidence that laws requiring smoke-free workplaces and public places have a rapid and significant impact on health.


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Alicia Keys Sets Example for Entertainment Industry by Withdrawing Tobacco Sponsorship of Indonesia Concert
28 Jul 2008
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WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. singing star Alicia Keys has set a positive example that should be followed by musicians and entertainers worldwide by demanding the withdrawal of tobacco industry sponsorship of her July 31 concert in Jakarta,…
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Health Advocates Protest Tobacco Sponsorship of Alicia Keys Concert in Indonesia
24 Jul 2008
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – International public health advocates are calling on U.S. singing star Alicia Keys to withdraw tobacco industry sponsorship of her July 31 concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, and are condemning tobacco giant Philip Morris International…
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children, concert, indonesia, philip morris international, sponsorship

Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates Join to Combat Global Tobacco Epidemic
23 Jul 2008
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Michael Bloomberg and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a truly historic commitment of $500 million to the global fight against tobacco use, focused on helping governments in developing countries implement proven policies and…
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Study Finds Tobacco Companies Hid Data About Radioactive Material in Cigarettes
16 Jul 2008
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Washington, D.C.-A study published online today by the American Journal of Public Health finds that tobacco companies have suppressed research and information on the presence of the deadly radioactive poison, polonium 210 (PO-210), in tobacco…
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United States Moves to Reject International Cigarette Standard
09 Jul 2008
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Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposal which, if adopted, will curtail the tobacco industry’s misleading use of tar and nicotine test results that falsely imply that "light"…
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tobacco industry, united states

Poll Shows Indonesians Believe Smoking is a Serious Problem, Support International Health Treaty Aimed at Reducing Tobacco Use
07 Jul 2008
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Washington, D.C.—According to a poll released today by the Indonesian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (IFPPD), residents of Indonesia believe that tobacco use is a serious problem in Indonesia, and more than…
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Indonesian Community Organizations Sue Government For Negligence in Protecting Citizen’s Health from Tobacco
19 Jun 2008
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Washington, D.C. – Four Indonesian community organizations filed a lawsuit on June 19 against the Indonesian government for neglecting to protect citizen’s from the devastating health impact of tobacco.

The suit asserts that…
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