Global Tobacco Control Updates

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Increases Adolescent Smoking
22 Dec 2011
News |

The tobacco industry denies that its marketing is targeted at young non-smokers. A new systematic review of 19 longitudinal studies by the Cochrane Collaboration concludes that exposure to tobacco advertising and promotion increases the likelihood…
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advertising and promotion

Brazil to Become World’s Largest Smoke-Free Country
15 Dec 2011
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC — The Brazilian government has taken historic action to protect the health of the nation’s more than 190 million citizens by enacting a comprehensive tobacco control law. Signed by President Dilma Rousseff today, the new…
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brazil, latin america, uruguay

Drastic Price Decrease Threatens to Increase Youth Smoking Rates in Senegal
05 Dec 2011
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC — In a move sure to increase tobacco use among youth, Philip Morris International (PMI) has announced that it will lower the price of its most popular cigarette brand, Marlboro by nearly 40 percent in Senegal.

Senegal…
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africa, philip morris international, senegal, tobacco industry

Raising the price of tobacco will reduce smoking among youth in low- and middle-income countries
30 Nov 2011
Research Alert |

A new study in Tobacco Control confirms that raising the price of tobacco will effectively reduce youth consumption. The study provides an estimate for the price elasticity of demand for youth in low and middle income countries, estimating…
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taxation and price

Mexico Reaps Revenue Gains from Tobacco Tax
15 Nov 2011
News |

Mexico saw a surge in tobacco tax revenues from January through September 2011, according to the finance ministry — the result of a 2010 hike in tobacco taxes that industry opponents had claimed would increase smuggling and lose revenue.


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british american tobacco, mexico, taxation and price

Australia Provides Global Leadership in Fight against Tobacco By Requiring Plain Cigarette Packaging
10 Nov 2011
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC — The government of Australia has shown tremendous courage and leadership in the global fight against tobacco use by enacting the world's first law requiring that all cigarettes be sold in plain packaging, free of colorful…
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australia, graphic warning labels, plain packaging

Big Tobacco Sponsors Elementary Schools in China
28 Sep 2011
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

In an apparent attempt to lure young smokers, China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC) is sponsoring at…
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advertising and promotion, children, china, sponsorship, tobacco industry

World Leaders Commit to Fighting Tobacco Use as Part of Global Battle Against Non-Communicable Diseases
19 Sep 2011
Press Release |

NEW YORK, NY – Meeting at the United Nations, world leaders today have made an unprecedented commitment to addressing the global public health crisis caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and recognized that the battle against NCDs cannot…
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non-communicable diseases, united nations

Reducing Tobacco Use Must be a Top Priority for World Leaders at United Nations Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases
13 Sep 2011
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC – Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — especially cancer, heart disease, chronic lung disease and diabetes — have overtaken infectious diseases as the world's leading killers and now cause nearly two out of every…
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non-communicable diseases, united nations

ABC’s 20/20: Philip Morris International’s Link to Indonesia’s “Mini-explosion of Smoking Babies”
12 Sep 2011
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

With Indonesia in the grip of what it calls an "uncontrolled tobacco epidemic," ABC’s 20/20 turns its cameras beyond the shocking images of smoking babies…
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indonesia, philip morris international, smoking babies, tobacco industry

Video Urges World Leaders to Address Diseases that Kill 36 Million Each Year
07 Sep 2011
News |

The World Health Organization has issued urgent warnings about the growing health threat from non-communicable diseases — such as heart disease, cancer, chronic…
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non-communicable diseases, united nations, world health organization

Tobacco Control Measures in New York State Dramatically Decrease Smoking Rates
22 Aug 2011
Research Alert |

A new report published by the New York State Department of Health documents the remarkable success of the state tobacco control program on youth and adult smoking. Over the past 10 years, New York state has implemented a set of evidence-based tobacco…
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new york state, public education campaigns, smoke-free laws, taxation and price

Smokeless Tobacco Users in India Cry “Enough!”
15 Aug 2011
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Posted by: Rajika Jayatilake, Associate Director, International Communications

Hundreds of thousands of victims of smokeless tobacco are raising their voices against a regional product—gutka—that is responsible…
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gutka, india, smokeless

Smoke-Free Law Protects Children and Increases Smoke-Free Homes
27 Jul 2011
Research Alert |

Significantly more homes with smoking parents are smoke-free following the passage of England’s comprehensive smoke-free law in 2007 according to a recent article published in Tobacco Control. Researchers also found a significant decrease…
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WHO Report Finds Measurable Progress in Global Fight against Tobacco, But Countries Must Step Up Efforts
07 Jul 2011
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC — A new report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that countries are making significant, measurable progress in implementing large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packages and other proven measures…
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graphic warning labels, world health organization

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