Global Tobacco Control Updates

Tobacco display bans reduce youth tobacco product purchase attempts
27 Dec 2012
Research Alert |

A new study in Pediatrics examines the potential impact of banning tobacco displays at the point of sale on youth purchases of tobacco. 1,216 youth aged 13 to 17 participated in the study which involved "shopping" in a virtual convenience store. Youth…
TAGS:

advertising and promotion, youth smoking

Victory in the Philippines: President Signs Historic Cigarette Tax Increase
21 Dec 2012
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Taking historic action to reduce smoking in the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino has signed a new law that will significantly increase…
TAGS:

taxation, who, world health organization

Tobacco Industry Tactic: Using Trade Law to Stop Governments from Enacting Strong Health Warning Labels
18 Dec 2012
Research Alert |

A new study published in Tobacco Control reveals that tobacco companies have consistently manipulated the interpretation of domestic trademark laws and international trade and intellectual property treaties to prevent government action to…
TAGS:

graphic warning labels, illicit trade, plain packaging, tobacco industry

Los Angeles Times: Big Tobacco Targets Africa
15 Dec 2012
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

As smoking declines in many developed nations, the tobacco industry is targeting low- and middle-income countries, and Africa is a prime target for the industry’s deadly products.

According to a new article in The Los Angeles Times,…
TAGS:

africa, global tobacco epidemic

Nominations for the 2012 Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence Now Being Accepted
15 Dec 2012
News |

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2012 Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence. The award is given annually…
TAGS:

judy wilkfenfeld award

Smoke-free laws reduce hospitalizations for cardiac, cerebrovascular, and respiratory diseases
07 Dec 2012
Research Alert |

A meta-analysis published in the journal Circulation examined the association between smoke-free laws and hospitalizations for various cardiac, cerebrovascular, and respiratory diseases. Findings were based on an analysis of 45 studies of 33 smoke-free…
TAGS:

fctc, heart disease, secondhand smoke, smoke-free laws

Australia Implements World’s First Law Requiring Plain Cigarette Packs
30 Nov 2012
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

The deadly truth about smoking is plainer than ever in Australia starting on December 1.

Australia becomes the world's first country to require that all cigarettes be sold in plain packaging, free of colorful logos and other branding.…
TAGS:

australia, graphic warning labels, plain packaging

FairWarning Details How Tobacco Companies Use Trade Treaties to Fight Tobacco Control Measures
29 Nov 2012
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

As countries around the world adopt strong policies to reduce tobacco use, tobacco companies are turning to a new tactic to fight these measures: Challenging them as violations of international trade treaties.

TAGS:

tobacco industry, trade and tobacco

Report: Graphic Cigarette Warnings Spread Worldwide
14 Nov 2012
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Consumers around the world are learning the deadly truth about smoking thanks to the growing adoption of large, graphic cigarette warnings.

Sixty-three countries and territories now require graphic warnings, an 85 percent increase since 2010,…
TAGS:

fctc, graphic warning labels

New and Updated Fact Sheets on Taxation and Price
07 Nov 2012
Resource |

A new set of fact sheets on taxation and price are now available on the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) websites. Topics include:

Philip Morris International Nominated to Corporate Hall of Shame
23 Oct 2012
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Philip Morris International (PMI) has scored a well-deserved nomination to Corporate Accountability International's 2012 Corporate…
TAGS:

philip morris international, tobacco industry

Russian Government Vows Tough Tobacco Control Legislation
16 Oct 2012
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

UPDATE (Oct. 18, 2012): Following Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's speech earlier this week, Russia's Cabinet of Ministers today TAGS:

fctc, russia, tobacco industry

Same Old Tricks: Big Tobacco Partners with International Music Stars in Indonesia
10 Oct 2012
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Thanks to some of the world’s weakest tobacco control laws, Indonesia continues to be the target of rampant, unrestricted tobacco marketing, including industry-sponsored concerts that are banned in the United States and many other countries.


TAGS:

advertising and promotion, concerts, indonesia

Sri Lanka, Ukraine Implement Graphic Cigarette Warnings
05 Oct 2012
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Marking major victories in the global fight against tobacco, Ukraine and Sri Lanka have announced the implementation of graphic warning labels to be required on all cigarette packs sold in these countries.

Sri Lanka will join Australia and…
TAGS:

graphic warning labels, sri lanka, ukraine

Study: Turkey Health Professionals Smoking Less
02 Oct 2012
News |

A study of health professionals in Turkey revealed a dramatic decrease in tobacco use in a country that has struggled with high tobacco use, including in the medical field.

The study highlighted the impact of comprehensive tobacco control…
TAGS:

tobacco control laws, turkey

 1 2 3 >  Last ›