Launch of the Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2020

Join high-level experts in discussing how governments from 57 countries are responding to tobacco industry interference and protecting their public health policies from commercial and vested interests as required under the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). (Recording of the webinar is available upon request)   Brochure   Speakers   Materials […]

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 […]

Time to increase tax on tobacco companies

October 29, 2020 Straits Times LETTERS: A tobacco company sponsored black bus that has been driving around the streets of Kuala Lumpur recently, must be stopped. Surely promoting a tobacco company’s message is a violation of the law banning all forms of advertising, both direct and indirect. This year the tobacco industry has stepped up […]

The Role of the WHO FCTC in COVID-19 Responses

November, 2020 Executive Summary Tobacco use carries risk of COVID-19 transmission and leads to worse health outcomes for COVID-19 patients. COVID-19 also endangers those with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) for which smoking is a major risk factor. Life-saving tobacco control measures that urge smokers to quit would not only address the tobacco epidemic, but also reduce […]

Tobacco Industry Accountability and Liability in the Time of COVID-19

November 2020 Summary The tobacco industry must be held to account for health care costs, compensation to victims, corruption, illicit trade, environmental damage, food insecurity, child labor, and more. Under the global tobacco control treaty, the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), governments are called on to adopt stronger tobacco control […]

Tobacco Industry: Manipulating the Youth into a Lifelong Addiction

November 2020 The tobacco industry causes a net loss to the global economy, annually costing USD 1.4 trillion in economic losses  and killing 8 million people; with a disproportionate impact in developing nations as over 80% of the world’s 1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).  Investment analysts estimate that the industry […]

Return to Sender: Rejecting PMI Ukraine’s Charity During COVID-19 (2020)

Although sponsorship activities by tobacco companies are banned in Ukraine, Philip Morris International (PM) found a way to donate funds to the government during the COVID-19 pandemic. In February, PMI Ukraine donated 10 million UAH (372,577 USD) to the Charity Fund Health for All to help fight the pandemic according to a report by American […]