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 […]

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

26 July 2019Center for Combating Tobacco 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 […]

Staff Spotlight on… Phil Chamberlain, Managing Editor of Tobacco Tactics

26 July 2019Bath University We spoke tobacco control, darts, and Nellie Bly. Warm up: How long have you worked at the Uni? What does your role involve? I started in April 2019 when I joined STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) to manage the Tobacco Tactics website. This is a key, indeed world-renowned, output from the University’s Tobacco Control Research […]

Tobacco industry interference holds back efforts to stamp out smoking

26 July 2019Anne GullandTelegraph Tobacco industry interference with government policy is hampering global efforts to stamp out smoking, a new report warns.  A study by the World Health Organization looking at global progress towards ending the “tobacco epidemic” shows that many countries are lagging behind in implementing policies proven to reduce levels of smoking. The WHO’s Framework […]

136 Countries Now Have Tobacco Control Policies; Progress Slow On Smoking Cessation Services

26 July 2019David BraniganHealth Policy Watch The last decade has seen dramatic progress in the fight against tobacco, with some 136 countries having implemented policies such as smoking bans in public places, higher taxes or graphic packaging on tobacco products. But there is a huge unmet demand for services to help smokers quit, a critical […]