GGTC applauds WTO’s reaffirmation of Australia’s plain packaging

Bangkok – On Tuesday, June 9, the World Trade Organization (WTO) reaffirmed Australia’s plain packaging laws which require the tobacco industry to use generic text in drab plain cigarette packs with large graphic warnings. WTO’s Appellate Body rejected arguments that these are “more trade-restrictive than necessary for achieving that public health objective”; and that plain […]

World No Tobacco Day: Exposing Tobacco Tactics to Save the Next Generation

Bangkok –On May 31, in celebration of World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC) is unveiling visual expressions of protest against the tobacco industry’s ploys to manipulate the youth. In line with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) theme “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco […]

GGTC to UN: Fight tobacco industry “misinfodemic”

May 5, 2020Bangkok, Thailand The Global Center for Good Governance supports the call to the United Nations (UN) to include the tobacco industry misinformation in the efforts to battle the COVID-19 “misinfodemic.” The call is embodied in a letter dated April 30, 2020 wherein 52 public health movers from all over the world, wrote to […]

An Open Letter to the ILO

  To:  Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Government Members of the 337th Session of the ILO’s Governing Body Reject Tobacco Funding. Regulate the Tobacco Industry.   As members of the development community, we call on you to reject tobacco industry funding, and instead, espouse strict regulation of the tobacco industry. […]

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

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 and programs are tobacco free and that […]

STOP Tobacco Industry Watchdog Exposes Industry Allies That Undermine Public Health

Close to 100 groups in 22 countries exposed for supporting industry efforts to derail tobacco control  U.S. and U.K. are headquarters for nearly half of front groups, third parties and “astroturf” organizations New York and Bath, United Kingdom (July 23, 2019) — A new database released by STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) reveals dozens […]

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

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 Geneva (UNOG), Mr. Michael […]

More than 100 organisations call on ILO not to renew tobacco industry contracts

130 public health and sustainable development organizations from more than 60 countries have called on the International Labour Organization (ILO) not to renew or extend contracts that currently tie the ILO to an industry whose products kill more than 7 million people each year. Read more: Framework Convention Alliance

No Takers for Philip Morris’ Foundation for Smoke Free World Event

July 4, 2019, Bangkok – The Foundation for Smoke Free World (FSFW)-backed event called Smoke Free Dialogue in Bangkok being convened by SustainAbility in Bangkok had been cancelled because “few attendees confirmed”, according to the organizers’ response to invitees. Prof. Prakit Vatheesatogkit, President of ASH Thailand, explained that the academic community in Bangkok had already […]