Global Tobacco Control Updates

Indoor secondhand tobacco smoke increases the risk of child death in Sub-Saharan Africa
26 Jun 2017
Research Alert |

Globally, 40 percent of children are exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS), which is responsible for over 600,000 deaths per year. Inhalation of secondhand smoke results in serious health harms such as sudden infant death syndrome, premature death among…
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africa, secondhand smoke

Study: Tobacco Companies Are Marketing Flavored Cigarettes to Appeal to Children in Latin America; Countries Must Act to Protect Kids
15 Jun 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Multinational tobacco companies are marketing a new generation of highly flavored tobacco products, like menthol, mint and fruit, that appeal to kids throughout Latin America. In many cases they are selling them near schools,…
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cigarettes, flavored, kids, marketing

Findings on global youth smoking released, youth smokers want to quit
13 Jun 2017
Research Alert |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published an article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report analyzing Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) data from 61 countries across the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions.…
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cdc, gyts, smoking, youth

India Dramatically Reduces Tobacco Use, Showing Strong Public Health Laws Save Lives
12 Jun 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – India has reduced tobacco use among adults by 17 percent since 2010. As a result there are over 8 million fewer tobacco users today than there were just seven years ago despite the growth in the Indian population, according…
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India Acts to Save Lives by Taxing Cigarettes, Bidis at Highest Rate
08 Jun 2017
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

In a historic move to save lives and protect public health, the TAGS:

bidis, india, smokeless, tax, tobacco industry

World No Tobacco Day Highlights Health and Economic Benefits of Reducing Tobacco Use
31 May 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today countries around the globe will mark World No Tobacco Day, held annually by the World Health Organization (WHO) to encourage strong action to reduce tobacco use – the world's leading cause of preventable death.…
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world no tobacco day

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Congratulates New Director-General of the World Health Organization
23 May 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids congratulates Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his election as the next Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Tedros’ skilled leadership will be crucial in the…
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who

Dr. Vishal Rao of India Honored for Leadership in Fight against Tobacco Use
09 May 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Vishal Rao of Karnataka, India will be honored with the 2017 Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence for his leadership in the fight against tobacco use in his home state of Karnataka and across…
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india, wilkenfeld award

Australia Reported to Win Landmark Trade Case on Tobacco Plain Packaging – Bold Strategy Is Spreading Worldwide
04 May 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC – According to media reports, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that Australia’s pioneering law requiring plain packaging for tobacco products does not violate international trade and intellectual property agreements.…
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australia, plain packaging, wto

Global Burden of Disease Study Finds Progress and Challenges
10 Apr 2017
Research Alert |

In a new study published in The Lancet, researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle find that the rate of daily smoking for men and women at the global level has fallen since 1990…
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who, fctc

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has decreased global smoking rate but more action is needed
03 Apr 2017
Research Alert |

A new study published by researchers at the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project, University of Waterloo in Canada, examines the effects on smoking of key measures of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). These…
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fctc, smoking, who

Philippines’ Dramatic Drop in Tobacco Use Shows Tobacco Control Efforts Are Working and Must Remain a Priority
20 Mar 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The government of the Philippines today reported that adult tobacco use has dropped by nearly 20 percent – from 29.7 percent in 2009 to 23.8 percent in 2015. The dramatic decline, highlighted in the Philippines’…
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gats, global adult tobacco survey, phillippines

Kenya’s Court of Appeal Rejects British American Tobacco Suit, Upholds Tobacco Control Regulations
17 Feb 2017
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kenya’s Court of Appeal in Nairobi today upheld the country’s 2014 Tobacco Control Regulations, affirming a lower court’s findings and rejecting legal challenges to the regulations from British American Tobacco…
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africa, framework convention on tobacco control, kenya, tobacco industry

Canadian Cancer Society Status Report on Pack Warning Labels Now Available in Seven Languages
07 Feb 2017
Research Alert |

The Canadian Cancer Society released an updated version of the Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report in November 2016 based on data collected through October 2016. The report is now available in seven languages: Arabic,…
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graphic warning labels, plain packaging

Global cost of smoking was US$1.4 trillion in 2012
01 Feb 2017
Research Alert |

A new study published in Tobacco Control found smoking was responsible for almost six percent of global spending on healthcare in 2012. The study used the Cost of Illness method to estimate the economic cost of diseases attributable to smoking.…
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cancer, world health organization

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