Global Tobacco Control Updates

2014: A Historic Year in the Fight Against Tobacco
31 Dec 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

From CVS’s bold decision to end tobacco sales to once-unimaginable progress in countries such as Russia, India and China that have the world’s highest rates of tobacco use, 2014 has been a truly historic and pivotal year in the fight against…
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africa, beijing, brazil, china, india, indonesia, russia, united states

Canadian Cancer Society Releases Updated Status Report on Pack Warning Labels
22 Dec 2014
Research Alert |

The Canadian Cancer Society released an updated version of the "Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report." Previous editions…
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graphic warning labels

New Report: Smokeless Tobacco Use is an Overlooked Global Scourge with a Huge Public Health Toll
15 Dec 2014
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC — Smokeless tobacco use…
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bangladesh, gutka, heart disease, india, marketing, world health organization

New Survey Shows Need for Kenya to Take Strong Action to Save Lives from Tobacco Use
02 Dec 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

An estimated 2.5 million Kenyans — over 11 percent of the country’s adult population — currently use tobacco, according to the first Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) ever…
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africa, global adult tobacco survey, who

Beijing Takes Historic Action to Reduce Smoking, Paves Way for National Law in China
28 Nov 2014
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC – China's capital city of Beijing today adopted a historic tobacco control law that will make Beijing one of the world's largest smoke-free cities. Beijing's bold action will reduce smoking and secondhand smoke exposure…
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china, fctc, secondhand smoke, tobacco control laws

Protests Force Cancellation of Marlboro Concert Series in Bangladesh
24 Nov 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

A recent report by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other public health organizations exposed how Philip Morris International…
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bangladesh, concerts, marketing, philip morris international, tobacco control laws, youth

Big Tobacco Fined for Fueling Black Market in U.K.
17 Nov 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

For years, the major tobacco companies have fought cigarette tax increases and other tobacco control measures by claiming they will spark massive increases in cigarette smuggling and black markets. But stories in TAGS:

smuggling, tobacco industry, trade

Cutting-Edge Philippine Health Warnings to Feature Real Patients
12 Nov 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

The Philippine government has issued an administrative order with details for implementing the country’s new graphic warning labels, which will be printed on all tobacco packaging by June 2016. The warnings will depict the ugly truth about tobacco…
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graphic warning labels, philippines, tobacco industry

Public Health Groups Seek to Halt Industry-supported Plan to Lower Tobacco Taxes in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus
11 Nov 2014
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC – The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has joined six other leading public health groups to urge the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) to scrap a tobacco tax harmonization proposal that, if adopted, would leave prices of tobacco…
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belarus, industry interference, kazakhstan, russia, russian federation, taxation, taxation and price

Pack Warning Resource Now Available for African Governments and Advocates
29 Oct 2014
Research Alert |

Graphic warning labels on cigarette packs are an effective tool in the fight to reduce tobacco use. The Secretariat of the WHO Framework for Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the World Lung Foundation have just released the online Afro Pack Warning Resource…
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africa, fctc, graphic warning labels, who

WHO Conference Recommends Nations Increase Tobacco Taxes To Save Lives
17 Oct 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Meeting in Moscow on implementing the world’s first public health treaty, the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, country delegates from around the world have unanimously recommended that parties to the treaty…
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fctc, taxation and price, tobacco industry, who, world health organization

India Takes Historic Step to Protect Health and Save Lives by Requiring Large, Graphic Tobacco Warnings
15 Oct 2014
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC — Today the Government of India has taken historic action that will protect the health of the Indian people and save countless lives by mandating new health warnings on tobacco packs based on the best evidence from around the…
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australia, graphic warning labels, india, plain packaging, uruguay

New Report: Graphic Cigarette Warnings Spread Around World
14 Oct 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

graphic warning labels, philip morris international, plain packaging, tobacco industry

Uruguay Stands Up to Big Tobacco’s Bullying and Defends Its Landmark Tobacco Laws Against Legal Challenge from Philip Morris International
13 Oct 2014
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC – The government of Uruguay has sent a resounding message to Philip Morris International – and to the international community – that it has an extremely strong case and will not back down in defending its landmark…
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philip morris international, plain packaging, tobacco control laws, tobacco industry, uruguay, world health organization

Ahead of Global Meeting, Big Tobacco Seeks to Derail Progress on Life-Saving Tobacco Taxes
08 Oct 2014
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

A tobacco industry-funded organization is trying to gut life-saving efforts…
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philip morris international, taxation, tobacco industry, who, world health organization

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