Tobacco Industry Exploiting COVID-19 Pandemic To Gain Foothold In Government

November 20, 2020 Author: Raisa Santos Health Policy Watch The tobacco industry has been exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting health sector resource shortages to gain a stronger foothold in the policy corridors of many national governments – making huge donations of PPE and other desperately needed goods, new research has shown. The Global Tobacco Industry […]

Dr. Tabaré Vázquez

We are deeply saddened by the passing of the former President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Dr. Tabaré Vázquez.  The Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC) community would like to express our deep admiration and gratitude to a great human being and an exceptional global leader who leaves an invaluable mark […]

PAHO laments the death of former Uruguayan president who fought the tobacco industry

December 6, 2020 Author: Pan American Health Organization Dr. Tabaré Vazquez was named an Americas Public Health Hero Washington, DC, December 6, 2020 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) marks with great sadness the passing of former Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez, who was distinguished in 2018 as a Public Health Hero of the Americas for his […]

Summary results of the global youth tobacco survey in selected countries of the WHO European Region (2020)

December 2020 Author: World Health Organization Download English (PDF, 3.08 MB) The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is one of the globally standardized surveys of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System. The GYTS is a school-based survey that collects data on tobacco use among young people in grades associated with ages 13–15 years and key tobacco-control indicators. […]

New WHO report reveals that while smoking continues to decline among European adolescents, the use of electronic cigarettes by young people is on the rise

December 2, 2020 Author: World Health Organization Tobacco use among young people in the WHO European Region remains a public health concern. Despite the overall downward trend, several countries of the Region observed an increase in tobacco use prevalence among young people in the latest round of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey. While cigarettes remain […]

Kids Are Big Tobacco’s “Replacement” Customers

3 December, 2020 Author: Tobacco Free CA While the tobacco industry claims they no longer target kids, they still use tactics to attract kids to use their products. They use enticing flavors, colorful packaging, and names and logos similar to popular types of candy11. And many of these products are often placed in kid-friendly locations […]

What does Brexit mean for UK tobacco control?

2 December, 2020 Author: J. Robert Branston, Deborah Arnott, Allen W.A.Gallagher Abstract In January 2020 the UK left the European Union (EU), although a transition period extends EU rules/regulations until the end of 2020 while a longer-term relationship agreement is negotiated. After almost 50 years of membership the UK economy is tightly integrated into that […]

New WHO report reveals that while smoking continues to decline among European adolescents, the use of electronic cigarettes by young people is on the rise

2 December, 2020 Author: World Health Organization Europe Tobacco use among young people in the WHO European Region remains a public health concern. Despite the overall downward trend, several countries of the Region observed an increase in tobacco use prevalence among young people in the latest round of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey. While cigarettes […]

Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2020

Tobacco Industry Interference Index PDF 3.2mb Implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Asian Countries, 2020     Tobacco Industry Interference Index PDF 3.2mb Implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in ASEAN Countries, 2020  

Latino America Regional Report 2020 (Spanish)

  Launch of the Regional Tobacco Industry Interference Index in Latin America Report: Interferencia de la Industria Tabacalera en American Latina 2020 Agenda English, Spanish Press Release for International Community Press Release for Latino America Countries Executive Summary English, PR, Spanish Regional Map, General Interference Mexico case English, Spanish Report of Work Part 1 Spanish