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 […]

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 […]

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

4 July 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 […]

Public Statement in relation to the invitation to attend tobacco industry-backed ‘Smoke Free Dialogue’

GGTC received invitations for two officers to attend the Smoke Free Dialogue, an event organized by SustainAbility, which is funded by the Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW), on July 25 in Bangkok, Thailand. It came to our knowledge that many colleagues from the global public health community and the health ministries have received […]

Secretariat of the WHO FCTC urges Parties to ban all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship in all motor sports

Statement 13 March 2019 Source: Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) The Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) wishes to remind Parties of their obligations under Article 13 of the Convention regarding tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, in the wake of recent sponsorship deals between tobacco manufacturers and the Formula […]

GGTC lauds WHO’s commitment to keep the tobacco industry out

PRESS STATEMENT 18 February 2019, Bangkok – The Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC) lauds the World Health Organization (WHO)’s recent affirmation of its commitment to reject any kind of support from the tobacco industry. At the 144th Session of the WHO Executive Board (WHO EB), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director […]

GGTC Selected for Bloomberg Philanthropies STOP Grant

Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies Bloomberg Philanthropies selects Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control and two key partners to lead STOP: the Global Tobacco Industry Watchdog Bloomberg Philanthropies’ public health team  works with partners in low- and middle-income countries to reduce tobacco use through a comprehensive approach that combines evidence-based policy change with increased public awareness. […]

Tobacco watchdog will provide industry monitoring and awareness

14 August 2018: Source: Bloomberg The Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) competition was launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, South Africa. Prospective applicants could include up to three organizations as partners, but at least one had to be based in a low- or middle-income country. The winning […]