Dear EC Vice-President Jourová, please protect EU policy and law-making from vested tobacco industry interests

July 2, 2020 We are writing to you on behalf of civil society, public health and tobacco control groups to voice our concerns about the European Commission’s continued failure to effectively implement Article 5.3 of the 2005 World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).  Despite the European Ombudsman’s 2016 ruling calling for a “proactive […]

Letter to the Delegates of the 73rd World Health Assembly (2020)

15 May 2020Delegates of the 73rd World Health AssemblyUnited Nations HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland To the Distinguished Delegates of the Seventy-third World Health Assembly: On behalf of civil societies working in tobacco control, we express our highest regard for your commitment and solidarity in addressing global health governance during a tremendously difficult time. We welcome the WHA draft […]

An Open Letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations (2020)

April 30, 2020 Secretary General António Guterres UNITED NATIONS New York, NY 10027 Dear Secretary General Guterres: The tobacco control community stands with you in your commitment to overcome the challenges of COVID-19 towards “a more sustainable, inclusive and equitable economy, guided by our shared promise —the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” We applaud your […]

An Open Letter to Philip Morris International CEO André Calantzopoulos (2019)

As government ministers, health professionals, and advocates working to end the world’s largest preventable health crisis, we demand your corporation pay for the health care costs associated with the tobacco epidemic and shut down the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW), which undermines implementation of Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on […]

Joint Letter to the UN SG Re: The role of the tobacco industry in the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development

July 19, 2019 Framework Convention Alliance together with ASH: Action on Smoking & Health, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products – Vital Strategies, Tobacco-Free Union, Tobacco Control Research Group at University of Bath, Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control GGTC), requested UN Secretary General, Antonio Gutterres to reject […]

WHF and partners call on UN Secretary General to reject proposal for a “more nuanced” relationship with tobacco industry

July 25, 2019 On behalf of the members of the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health, we are writing to you because we are deeply concerned by a letter on the role of the tobacco industry in the United Nation’s (UN) 2030 Agenda that you received from the outgoing Director-General of the United Nations Office at […]

SFP supports joint letter to the UN SG following a note on the role of the tobacco industry in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

July 22, 2019 SFP expresses its support for the letter sent on behalf of Action on Smoking & Health (ASH US), Framework Convention Alliance, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Read more: Smoke Free Partnership  

OECD Response Letter to STOP’s letter to the OECD Secretary General (2019)

Thank you for your letter to the OECD Secretary-General expressing your concerns about the invitation of Mary Katherine Brink from Philip Morris International to speak at a session on responsible lobbying during our annual Anti Corruption and Integrity Forum. We understand and appreciate your position with respect to the health impact of tobacco and the […]

STOP’s letter to the OECD Secretary General

20 March 2019 Angel Gurria Secretary-General Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Dear OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria: We, the leadership of STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog, write to express our grave concern that a Philip Morris International (PMI) executive is scheduled to speak in a session entitled “Responsible Lobbying: Aligning Profit for […]