Highlights

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR A TEAM OF TWO CONSULTANTS TO DEVELOP A REGIONAL REPORT: Africa Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship Index

Contract Type: Consultancy (2 consultants) Duration: 3 months Closing Date: October 10, 2021 BACKGROUND ATCA is a non-profit, non-political and continent-wide tobacco control alliance of civil society organizations (CSOs) with a vision to promote health by building a tobacco-free Africa. Established in 2008, the alliance is a unique Pan African tobacco control civil society network and currently has...

British American Tobacco (BAT) Conducted Extensive and Potentially Illegal Activity To Undermine Health Policy, Sabotage Competitors And Secure Profits In Africa

British American Tobacco (BAT) Conducted Extensive and Potentially Illegal Activity To Undermine Health Policy, Sabotage Competitors And Secure Profits In Africa New STOP reports reveal how BAT ran a mass surveillance operation and informant network in South Africa and made questionable payments totaling $600,000 in 10 other African countries New York, September 13, 2021 – Two new analyses...

Driving Addiction: Tobacco Sponsorship in Formula One

When will F1 catch up to other sports and ban tobacco sponsorship? In 2021, the tobacco industry is projected to spend an estimated $105 million on Formula 1 sponsorship. The staggering amount confirms a concerning trend: Tobacco industry spending in F1 has increased, reaching its highest levels since 2006—the year tobacco companies were supposed to be...

Africa must strive to keep low its rate of current and projected sales of new technology tobacco products

Statement of Leonce SESSOU, Executive Secretary of the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) on the Release of the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2021. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lomé, 11 August 2021 Published on 27 July 2021, the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2021 makes a firm reminder that Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)...

Opinion: Looking away will not end child labor in tobacco fields

The tobacco industry likes to portray itself as a positive economic force. Yet tobacco farmers across Africa face a harsh economic reality: The industry derives such huge profits in part because it maneuvers to pay as little as possible for the crop that is the basis for its products. This practice is unfair and perpetuates inequality. What’s...

WHO reports progress in the fight against tobacco epidemic

Many countries are making progress in the fight against tobacco, but a new World Health Organization report shows some are not addressing emerging nicotine and tobacco products and failing to regulate them. Increased adoption of WHO-recommended tobacco control measures More than four times as many people are now covered by at least one WHO-recommended  tobacco control...

Opportunity: Development Of A Regional Report – Africa Tobacco Industry Interference Index

BACKGROUND ATCA is a non-profit, non-political and continent-wide tobacco control alliance of civil society organizations (CSOs) with a vision to promote health by building a tobacco-free Africa. Established in 2008, the alliance is a unique Pan African tobacco control civil society network and currently has membership in 39 African countries. The alliance has developed...

Our World is Being Burned By Tobacco

Every step of a tobacco product’s life cycle degrades our planet and decimates our natural resources. The tobacco industry doesn’t just hurt our health. It tears down trees, erodes soil and produces toxic waste. And that’s even before its deadly products are sold to consumers. Once used, tobacco products pollute the air, poison fish and...

Tobacco taxation – a win for public health, a win for revenue and a win for the economy overall

A new tobacco tax manual recently released by WHO, confirms that the most cost-effective, mechanism for reducing tobacco consumption is a significant increase in excise taxes that leads to price increases. Although this evidence on the effectiveness of tobacco taxation is irrefutable, it remained the least implemented of the MPOWER measures (designed to support...

New WHO report shows how manufacturers attempt to avoid regulation of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products

A new WHO report “Litigation relevant to regulation of novel and emerging nicotine and tobacco products: comparison across jurisdictions” offers governments examples of the legal arguments that industry has used in attempts to evade or minimize regulation, as well as how courts have addressed those arguments. In recent years, regulation of novel and emerging nicotine...