Global Tobacco Control Updates

WHO Report: Governments Could Do More to Protect Citizens from Secondhand Smoke
09 Dec 2009
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Washington, D.C.—A new report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that, even as the global toll of tobacco grows, most governments are falling short in implementing the policies required by the international tobacco…
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fctc, framework convention on tobacco control, secondhand smoke, who, world

U.S. Institute of Medicine Report: Smoke-Free Laws Prevent Heart Attacks
15 Oct 2009
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—A landmark report released today by the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) provides powerful new evidence that governments worldwide have no excuse for failing to enact comprehensive smoke-free workplace laws. 

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Colombia Takes Strong Action to Protect Citizens from Tobacco Epidemic
23 Jul 2009
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Washington, D.C. – On July 21 Colombian President Alvaro Uribe signed sweeping legislation (La Ley de Control del Tabaco 1335) making Colombia one of the leading Latin American countries to take comprehensive steps to protect its citizens…
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columbia, tobacco control laws

Investigative Reports Find Growing Ties Between Cigarette Smuggling and Terrorist Organizations
29 Jun 2009
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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND—As nations meet in Geneva this week to negotiate an international treaty to combat cigarette smuggling, new investigative journalism reports released today find an increasing link between the illicit tobacco trade…
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illicit trade, smuggling

20th World No Tobacco Day Highlights Importance of Health Warnings
22 May 2009
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The World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day, observed every May 31, focuses global attention on the devastating toll of the international tobacco epidemic and the urgent need for nations to implement proven measures to reduce tobacco…
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PMI Targets Developing World with Marketing Tactics Prohibited or No Longer Used in U.S., Other Developed Nations
05 May 2009
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Since being spun off from its U.S. parent company a year ago, Philip Morris International (PMI) has targeted developing countries with marketing tactics that are prohibited in the U.S. and other developed nations or that…
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philip morris international, tobacco industry

Rachel Kitonyo of Kenya Honored for Leadership in Global Fight against Tobacco
28 Apr 2009
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WASHINGTON, D.C – Rachel Kitonyo of Kenya will receive the second annual Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence for her leadership in the fight against tobacco use in Africa and around the world.…
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Marlboro MXBeat Concert Series Defies Mexico’s National Tobacco Control Law
28 Feb 2009
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – International and Mexican public health leaders today harshly criticized Philip Morris for its sponsorship of a four concert series entitled Marlboro MXBeat that unquestionably appeals to youth and violates Mexico’s…
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concert, marlboro, philip morris international

Health Advocates Call on Philip Morris International to End Concert Sponsorships in Indonesia
19 Jan 2009
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—For the second time in less than a year Indonesian public health leaders and public health leaders from around the world are calling on Philip Morris International to withdraw its sponsorship of a major music concert that appeals…
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concert, indonesia, philip morris international, sponsorship