Global Tobacco Control Updates

Households headed by tobacco users spend less on education and healthcare
30 Dec 2015
Research Alert |

Most of the world’s one billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).  A study published in BMC Public Health examines the relationship between tobacco use and household spending on food, education, and healthcare…
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health

2015: Taking the Fight to Big Tobacco
23 Dec 2015
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

From Hawaii and San Francisco to New Orleans and Beijing, 2015 has been a year of groundbreaking victories in the fight against tobacco – the No. 1 cause of preventable death.

These achievements show we can win this fight and make the…
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Undeserving of “Cancer Gold Standard” Because of Its Global Lobbying for Big Tobacco
22 Dec 2015
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – It is incomprehensible that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been recognized by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer for…
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cancer, chamber of commerce, tobacco industry

Smoke-free Legislation in Hong Kong Saves Lives
21 Dec 2015
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Exposure to secondhand smoke is a well-established cause of a variety of health harms leading to premature death. A recent study published in the journal BMJ measured changes in death rates due to cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and other…
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smoke-free laws

In Big Win for Global Health, Australia Defeats Philip Morris Challenge to Its Plain Cigarette Packaging Law
18 Dec 2015
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WASHINGTON, DC – In a public health victory of global significance, Australia has won an international legal battle against Philip Morris to uphold its pioneering law requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packaging. An arbitration tribunal…
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australia, plain packaging

Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez: A Leading Force for Tobacco Control
11 Dec 2015
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

It takes courage to stand up to Big Tobacco — and Uruguayan President Tabaré…
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plain packaging, uruguay

Big Tobacco’s Latest Legal Threat Takes Aim at United Kingdom
10 Dec 2015
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Big tobacco is yet again fighting public health measures meant to reduce tobacco use, this time by suing the government of the United Kingdom (UK) for its law…
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australia, plain packaging, tobacco industry, united kingdom

Text-Only Health Warnings Less Effective than Pictorial Warnings
08 Dec 2015
Research Alert |

In 2009, China adopted two text-only warnings printed on 30 percent of the bottom of both the front and back of cigarette packs. The same year, Malaysia adopted rotating pictorial health warnings on 40 percent of the front and 60 percent of the back…
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china, graphic warning labels, who

BBC Investigation: British American Tobacco Bribed Government Officials in Africa to Undermine Life-Saving Measures
01 Dec 2015
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – An investigative report broadcast yesterday by the BBC disclosed extensive evidence, supported by previously secret documents, that British…
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africa, british american tobacco

Nepal Implements World’s Largest Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Packs
09 Nov 2015
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Nepal recently implemented the world’s largest graphic health warnings on tobacco packs, covering 90 percent of the front and back of the pack. Nepal’s new warnings set a global example and show other countries what can be accomplished…
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graphic warning labels, nepal

Trans-Pacific Partnership Includes Historic Provision Protecting Health Measures from Tobacco Industry Attack
05 Nov 2015
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United States and 11 other countries published the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement reached last month. In a truly historic step for public health, this agreement includes a provision that protects…
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tobacco industry, trade and tobacco, trans-pacific partnership

New Report: Big Tobacco Breaking Laws to Target Kids in Latin America
04 Nov 2015
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

A new report documents how the tobacco industry is breaking laws and exploiting loopholes to target kids with deadly tobacco products…
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latin america, marketing, tobacco industry

Smokeless Tobacco Use Has a Significant Impact on Global Health
04 Nov 2015
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An analysis published in BMC Medicine estimates the global burden of adult smokeless tobacco use for the first time ever. The analysis is based on data from the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study and systematic reviews of country-specific prevalence…
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graphic warning labels, smokeless

Latest New York Times Report: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Ties to Big Tobacco Go Back Decades
15 Oct 2015
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chamber of commerce, industry interference

Tobacco Giants Say They Shouldn’t Be Singled Out under Trans-Pacific Partnership – Why Not When Their Products Kill 6 Million a Year and They Have Abused the Trading System
09 Oct 2015
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WASHINGTON, DC – It is absurd that tobacco giants Philip Morris International and Altria are complaining the tobacco industry is being "singled out" because the new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement prevents them from using the…
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tobacco industry, trade, trans-pacific partnership, world health organization

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