Global Tobacco Control Updates

Chinese Officials to Lead by Example, Refrain from Smoking in Public Places
31 Dec 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

A new notice issued by the Chinese government enlists government officials in an official effort to increase compliance with smoking bans throughout…
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china, smoke-free laws

“They’re trying to intimidate everybody”
13 Dec 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

The New York Times today made the tobacco industry’s latest bullying tactic front page news. 


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namibia, trade, trade and tobacco

New Lancet Report Highlights Tobacco Taxation as a Powerful Tool to Curb Non-communicable Diseases
11 Dec 2013
Research Alert |

A new report released by the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health titled Global Health 2035: A World Converging within a Generation outlines a new pro-poor health investment plan to achieve dramatic health gains within a generation.


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cancer, fctc, heart disease, taxation, taxation and price, who

Smoking to Blame as Lung Cancer Deaths Rise in China
25 Nov 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

A recent conference in China highlighted both the huge toll tobacco use is taking on the country and the need for urgent action to stem this growing epidemic.

Cigarette smoking is the main force behind a 465 percent increase in lung cancer…
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cancer, china, secondhand smoke, tobacco control laws

Report Finds the Time to Act on Tobacco Control in Africa is Now
21 Nov 2013
Research Alert |

A new report by the American Cancer Society warns that without action, Africa is set to be the “future epicenter of the tobacco epidemic.” According to the report, current rates of tobacco use will increase as African nations continue…
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africa, tobacco control, tobacco control laws

New Report: Africa at Risk of Becoming “Epicenter of Tobacco Epidemic”
20 Nov 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

A new report by the American Cancer Society warns that without urgent action to prevent tobacco use, Africa will be…
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africa, nigeria, sengal, tobacco control laws, tobacco industry, uganda

Tobacco Company Blows Smoke on National Health Day in Indonesia
14 Nov 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

How does the Indonesian tobacco company Djarum celebrate the country’s National Health Day? It places a giant front-page ad for one of its cigarettes in a national newspaper. Then that newspaper happens to make its way onto every seat at the…
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advertising and promotion, indonesia, tobacco industry

U.S. Lawmakers to President Obama: Protect Tobacco Control Measures under Trade Pact
01 Nov 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Fifty-six members of the U.S. House of Representatives this week signed a letter to President Obama urging…
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trade, united states

Strong Tobacco Control Laws Slow Sales for Philip Morris International
24 Oct 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Cigarette sales are down for Philip…
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philip morris international, russia, sponsorship, tobacco control laws, turkey, ukraine, who

Russia Further Strengthens Laws to Reduce Smoking
21 Oct 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

With new action to reduce smoking, Russia has firmly positioned itself as a global leader in the fight against tobacco use, which is the world’s number one cause of preventable death.

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russia, sponsorship, tobacco industry

New Study: Global Tobacco Marketing Impacts Young Kids
07 Oct 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Tobacco companies claim they don't market to kids.  But a new study conducted in six low- and middle-income countries provides fresh evidence…
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children, marketing, tobacco industry, world health organization

Global Tobacco Marketing Reaches Young Children in Low- and Middle- Income Countries
04 Oct 2013
Research Alert |

A new study from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health published in the journal Pediatrics examines the reach of tobacco marketing to 5 and 6 year old children in six low- and middle-income…
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brazil, children, china, india, pakistan, russia, sponsorship, youth

Washington Post: Trade Deal Must Reflect “Unique Dangers” of Tobacco
18 Sep 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

In an editorial published today, The Washington Post…
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tobacco industry, trade, united states

U.S. Senator: Trade Deals Shouldn’t Undermine Nations’ Efforts to Fight Tobacco
16 Sep 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has added his powerful voice to those urging that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement must protect the rights of nations to adopt measures to reduce tobacco use. The United States is currently…
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tobacco industry, trade, united states

Big Tobacco Smells Blood in Indonesia
11 Sep 2013
News |

The Japanese tobacco giant JTI recently announced that it is planning a new push into Indonesia, a country renowned for having few limits…
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fctc, indonesia, tobacco industry

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