Report calls out tobacco industry for interference

August 17, 2020 Authors: Jeckonia OtienoStandard Media A new report accuses the tobacco industry of perpetual meddling in tobacco control efforts. The report by Consumer Information Network (CIN) lists seven ways in which it accuses the industry of interference. Among the ways include the industry’s involvement in policy development, corporate social responsibility, tax regime, unnecessary […]

The first report of tobacco industry interference index in Eastern Mediterranean countries: the experience of Iran based on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 5.3

2020 Authors: Gholamreza HeydariEuropean Respiratory Journal Abstract Background: Tobacco industry interference (TII) is one of the biggest obstacles to comprehensive enforcement of tobacco control legislation and article 5.3 of WHO FCTC is a guideline to counter tobacco industry interference. The aim of this study was to create a national plan against TII in Iran. Methods: This was […]

tobacco industry Interference Index: Implementation of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3 in India

May 12, 2020 Authors: Aastha Chugh, MSc, Shalini Bassi, MSc, Gaurang P. Nazar, PhD, Upendra Bhojani, PhD, Cyril Alexander, MSW,Pranay Lal, MSc6, Prakash C. Gupta, DSc, and Monika Arora, PhD Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health: DOI: 10.1177/1010539520917793

The Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control 2019-2025: focusing and intensifying efforts to implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

November 11, 2020 WHO FCTC This week would have been the week of the Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) with the global tobacco control community gathering in The Hague, the Netherlands for this important occasion. This of course is no longer possible due to […]

Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control: Advancing Sustainable Development through the Implementation of the WHO FCTC 2019-2025

November 2020 WHO FCTC GLOBAL STRATEGY TO ACCELERATE TOBACCO CONTROL Advancing sustainable development through the implementation of the WHO FCTC 2019 – 2025 View full report  

Advancing in tobacco control amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

September 18, 2020 WHO FCTC Despite the difficult circumstances the world is currently facing, tobacco control initiatives continue to advance. Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (Protocol) are making progress in their respective jurisdictions. It is very […]

WHO: Tobacco responsible for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease

October 25, 2020 Mindanao Daily GENEVA–Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a new brief released today by the World Health Organization, World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day, marked on 29 September. This equates to one in five of all deaths from […]

Scientists, NGOs and media need to cooperate to enforce tobacco control: Lessons learned by failure and success in Austria

October 22, 2020 Authors: Manfred Neuberger and Kurt AignerTobacco Prevention and Cessation Abstract   From 2007 to 2016, Austria performed poor in implementation of FCTC, holding the last position in TCS of ECL. With support of ENSP and other NGOs scientists drew attention to SHS in the hospitality industry and achieved a change of legislation. […]

An Open Letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations (2020)

April 30, 2020 Secretary General António Guterres UNITED NATIONS New York, NY 10027 Dear Secretary General Guterres: The tobacco control community stands with you in your commitment to overcome the challenges of COVID-19 towards “a more sustainable, inclusive and equitable economy, guided by our shared promise —the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” We applaud your […]

Strengthen Youth Tobacco Control, Qi County Procuratorate Initiates Public Interest Litigation Procedure

April 17, 2020 On April 16, the Provincial People’s Procuratorate released information to the public. In response to the phenomenon that individual supermarkets and convenience stores in the jurisdiction may sell tobacco products to minors and did not post a ban on sale warning notices in a prominent position, the procuratorial organ of Qi County […]