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 […]

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair Appears At Tobacco-Supported Davos Panel

Author: Elaine Ruth FletcherHealth Policy Watch January 23, 2020 Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared Wednesday at a World Economic Forum (WEF) side event hosted by The Economist Events, and supported by tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI), Health Policy Watch has learned. The Davos stage was not the first prestige event in Switzerland to which PMI […]

E-Cigarette Posts on Instagram Struck Down by U.K. Watchdog

Author: Geneva AbdulThe New York Times Dec 18, 2019 Four companies marketing e-cigarettes broke rules barring online promotions, a British advertising regulator said. The singer Lily Allen, advertising for Vype, a vaping unit of British American Tobacco.Credit…Instagram The Instagram posts looked like so many others: a celebrity endorsing a product. In this case, the British […]