Tobacco Industry: Manipulating the Youth into a Lifelong Addiction (2020)

The tobacco industry causes a net loss to the global economy, annually costing USD 1.4 trillion in economic losses[1] and killing 8 million people; with a disproportionate impact in developing nations as over 80% of the 1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).[2] Investment analysts estimate that the industry creates at least […]

E-Cigarette ban & regulation: Global Status as of February 2020

Download PDF 41 COUNTRIES1 BAN SELLING OF E-CIGARETTESThe sale/distribution of e-cigarettes2 is banned in the following forty-one (41) countries:Antigua and Barbuda*, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain**, Barbados**, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica**, Ethiopia*, Gambia, India, Iran, Japan, N. Korea, Kuwait**, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Mauritius**, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Qatar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, […]

E-CIGs: The Future of Addiction (2019)

Studies show the use of e-cigarettes/ experimental products, or vape Causes harms to heart, lung, blood vessels, immune system, and airways Can lead to breathing problems, pneumonia, and wet lung Affects brain development of babies May contain carcinogens, formaldehyde, and other poisons Has flavors and sweeteners that cause cancer8 There are others that are not […]

E-CIGs: Myths (2019)

Heated Tobacco Products The tobacco company claims that heating instead of burning tobacco is safer. If this is to be believed, the government, as a consumer safety measure, can demand a recall or ban of all unsafe products (traditional cigarettes), before replacing these with safer ones; instead of giving the manufacturer of harmful products an […]

Tobacco Control Measures in the Dutch ‘National Prevention Agreement’ and Expected Tobacco Industry Responses (2019)

Authors: Dr. Gera Nagelhout and Dr. Barbara van Straaten Background The Dutch government has published a ‘National Prevention Agreement’ on November 23rd 2018, announcing several tobacco control measures. IVO Research Institute performed a survey among more than 200 tobacco control experts from all over the world to ask their expert opinion about the impact and […]

ILO Should End Cooperation with Tobacco Industry (2018)

Tobacco industry CSR activities undermine progress on health and development and stifle the ability of tobacco workers to express their freedom to associate and bargain collectively. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the sole UN agency that still accepts sponsorship from an industry whose products kill 7 million people globally per year; instead the ILO […]

Old Tactic, New Disguise: PMI-Funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (2018)

Introduction Transnational tobacco companies are marketing ‘new generation products’ called heated tobacco products (HTP), which are sticks of compressed processed tobacco intended for heating to a high temperature without causing combustion. When used by a consumer, they generate an inhalable aerosol that contains nicotine and other chemicals. Although these products are not harmless, they are […]