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  

How tobacco industry interference hinders the UN sustainable development goals

September 2020 The tobacco industry’s business is incompatible with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) because it adversely impacts development areas including poverty, hunger, education, gender equality, economic growth and inequality. Human rights assessments call for the cessation of the production and marketing of tobacco, as it is irreconcilable with the human right […]

Tobacco Industry Interference at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

2019 STOP EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The tobacco industry’s goal to profit despite the deaths and diseases it causes is inherently irreconcilable with the United Nation’s (UN’s) goal towards sustainable development. The tobacco industry’s products continue to kill up to 8 million people annually, and the tobacco industry’s business leads to a net loss to the world […]

Entities rejecting funds and partnership’s from Tobacco Industry’s related institutions and initiatives

About: The following list shows the entities that have written policies and/or have publicly announced their rejection to partnerships and funding support from the tobacco industry, coursed mainly through the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) and PMI IMPACT initiative.   Government-led Ministry of Health – Poland1 Ministry of Health – Vietnam2 Ministry of Health […]

Tobacco industry access to policy elites and the implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

December 17, 2019 Authors: Marc C. Willemsen and Gary FooksBMJ Abstract Introduction Article 5.3 WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) aims to prevent tobacco industry interference with public health policy. The degree of protection depends on several factors: the interpretation of Article 5.3 by governments; the presence of codes of practice; and the effectiveness […]

The first report of tobacco industry interference index in Eastern Mediterranean countries: the experience of Iran based on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 5.3

2020 Authors: Gholamreza HeydariEuropean Respiratory Journal Abstract Background: Tobacco industry interference (TII) is one of the biggest obstacles to comprehensive enforcement of tobacco control legislation and article 5.3 of WHO FCTC is a guideline to counter tobacco industry interference. The aim of this study was to create a national plan against TII in Iran. Methods: This was […]

tobacco industry Interference Index: Implementation of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3 in India

May 12, 2020 Authors: Aastha Chugh, MSc, Shalini Bassi, MSc, Gaurang P. Nazar, PhD, Upendra Bhojani, PhD, Cyril Alexander, MSW,Pranay Lal, MSc6, Prakash C. Gupta, DSc, and Monika Arora, PhD Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health: DOI: 10.1177/1010539520917793 journals.sagepub.com/home/aph

Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control: Advancing Sustainable Development through the Implementation of the WHO FCTC 2019-2025

November 2020 WHO FCTC GLOBAL STRATEGY TO ACCELERATE TOBACCO CONTROL Advancing sustainable development through the implementation of the WHO FCTC 2019 – 2025 View full report