WHO vows tighter, broader actions against tobacco, industry interference

Editor: Mu Xuequan Xinhua GENEVA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) — The World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled a global strategy on Saturday to scale up the tobacco control agenda over the next few years and to prevent further interference by tobacco industry in public health policies. The strategy, titled the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF), aims to strengthen […]

Big Tobacco’s Global Reach on Social Media

Source: New York Times The tobacco industry says it no longer tries to hook new generations of smokers. So what’s behind the legions of beautiful young people in smoking, vaping and partying posts with the same hashtags? It’s been years since the tobacco industry promised to stop luring young people to smoke cigarettes. Philip Morris International […]

Tobacco Industry Interference

Tobacco Industry Interference Year Region/ Country Topic Headline News Souce 2017 Australia Tobacco executive (of ATA International) donations to Labor Party Bill Shorten seeks explanation for reported $400,000 donations from tobacco boss The Guardian 2017 Congo, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Syria, and Uganda BAT targetting “fragile states” Revealed: how British American Tobacco […]

Inside Philip Morris’ campaign to subvert the global anti-smoking treaty

13 July 2017: Source: Reuters By: ADITYA KALRA, PARITOSH BANSAL, DUFF WILSON and TOM LASSETER The world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company is deploying its vast resources against international efforts to reduce smoking. Internal documents uncovered by Reuters reveal details of the secret operation. NEW DELHI/LAUSANNE, Switzerland – A group of cigarette company executives stood in the lobby of a […]