Tobacco industry has least influence on the UK, watchdog ranking reveals

10 October 2019Sarah Newey The first ever global index to track tobacco industry influence over public health policy has revealed that the UK is a world leader in efforts to curtail undue meddling. According to the report, published by the industry watchdog Stop (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products), the UK, Uganda, Iran and Kenya are the most […]

E-Cigarettes: Tobacco industry misinformation on e-cigarettes, a ‘real threat’, says WHO

1 August 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that e-cigarettes are “undoubtedly harmful”, and warned that misinformation spread by the tobacco industry in claiming that they are “safer” constitute “a present and real threat” to public health. The tobacco industry has been aggressively marketing e-cigarettes as a less dangerous alternative to traditional cigarettes […]

Tobacco Ban on Facebook/Instagram must meet global standards

July 25 2019 – GGTC welcomes the Facebook / Instagram policy prohibiting users and groups from selling, transferring or gifting tobacco products including hookah, e-cigarettes, and tobacco paraphernalia; but finds that the policy falls short of global tobacco treaty standards. Based on the updated policy, tobacco companies and social influencers can still advertise “to those […]

WHO statement urging governments to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship at international expositions

15 August 2019 Source: World Health Organization The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a statement calling upon governments to enforce their obligation under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 13 to enforce comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising promotion and sponsorship at international expos and conferences, in order to ensure that such events […]

Tobacco Grants returned by Bangladesh NGO BRAC

August 14 2019 – On July 31, Bangladeshi tobacco control advocates announced that BRAC, a world-leading non-government organization (NGO) from Bangladesh, has returned funds worth USD 64,151 that they had received as a grant from the Philip Morris International (PMI)-funded Foundation for Smoke-Free World (FSFW). The tobacco control NGO PROGGA states that “The moral stand […]

Health Groups: “Protect UN/ SDGs from Tobacco Industry”

July 20 2019 On 19 July 2019, Stopping Tobacco Organizations & Products (STOP) , a global watchdog, joined the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) in  issuing a letter asking the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) to reject a note that sought a […]

Michael Bloomberg na Campanha Contra o Cigarro

30 July 2019Asia Comentada Quando Michael Bloomberg (foto) reforça a luta contra o uso do cigarro usando um banco de dados online, há que se admirar um empresário como ele, cuja atividade principal está ligada à comunicação social. Um artigo de Alice Hancock, publicado no Valor Econômico, mostra a sua forte convicção, não temendo as pressões de […]

Philip Morris funded Foundation is more PR than research acc to Tobacco Watchdog

June 12 2019: The first analysis of the 2018 tax return of the Philip Morris International (PMI) funded Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW), revealed that most of the Foundation’s funding activities have gone more into public relations (PR) than into scientific researches; and that the “it is essentially working as a front group for PMI, serving as […]