This page is a compilation of resources on tobacco control, divided into three main categories: publications, videos and useful links. The publications are divided into those relating to Africa and by topic and country. We have attempted to include as many publications as possible on Africa.

The Impact of Tobacco Production on Women's Rights( March 07, 2021)
Tobacco is one of the major export crops of Zambia. In the past years, the production of tobacco leaf has been increasing. Nevertheless, smallholder farmers can hardly make a living because tobacco is very labour intensive and needs many inputs. Working on tobacco fields, women risk their health due to a lack of protective equipment. This is about the women's rights to health and safe working conditions. Listen to women farmers in Zambia about their experiences and needs.

Tobacco breaks hearts - World No Tobacco Day 2018
Tobacco use is a major cause of cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
Despite the devastating harms of tobacco to heart health, and the availability of solutions to reduce tobacco-related death and disease, knowledge among large sections of the public that tobacco is one of the leading causes of CVD is low. World No Tobacco Day 2018 aims to address that knowledge gap.

World No Tobacco Day 2018: Statement by WHO Director-General Dr Tedros
Tobacco use is a major driver of the global cardiovascular disease epidemic, but public awareness of this health threat is low. On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day 2018, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, said action to control tobacco, from taxation to marketing controls, can save lives and protect health.

ATCA continues to fight tobacco use
A proposed declaration at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health, ending today, suggests that countries should fight to phase out cigarettes and combustible tobacco products from the market.
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Do tobacco control measures reduce tobacco use?
WHO workshop at the European Parliament, 30 May 2013: Do tobacco control measures reduce tobacco use? The seminar will offer a review of the scientific evidence on effectiveness of key measures to reduce smoking, with special reference to the issues addressed by the revision of the EU Tobacco Products Directive.
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Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition taking action against smoking ordinance in Columbus
If you’ve driven past Propst Park In Columbus, you might’ve seen a sign on the fence that says “Columbus Lets Upgrade.” It’s a message from the The Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition calling for a change in the city’s smoking policy. The current ordinance allows people to smoke indoors at select locations. However, the coalition wants the ordinance to be upgraded to make the city 100% smoke free.
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U.S. v. Philip Morris: The Big Win Against Big Tobacco
Ten years ago, on August 17, 2006, Judge Gladys Kessler ruled that ten tobacco industry defendants had violated civil racketeering laws as a result of a decades-long, industry-wide conspiracy to deceive the American public about the harmful effects of tobacco use and the industry’s knowledge of those dangers
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Video: ASH Releases Video to Showcase a New Ending to the Tobacco Story
Smoking rates in the US are declining, but Big Tobacco is doing everything in its power to entice “replacement smokers” and to continue raking in profits by selling the ONLY consumer product that kills when used exactly as intended. #DontBeATarget & join the fight against Big Tobacco by donating via
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VIDEO: Child and teen smoking study underway at Georgia Cancer Center at AU
Your child could be setting herself up for a lifetime of compromised health… and when you realize that nearly 90% of adult smokers started using cigarettes before they were 18, it makes sense
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This cancer survivor wants to stop kids in the Philippines from lighting up
As smoking rates have fallen in the U.S. and Europe, tobacco companies have focused their advertising elsewhere, especially Asia. In the Philippines, 25 percent of the population smokes, and cigarettes are a leading cause of death. But one former smoker is cultivating a grassroots campaign to influence legislation and publicize the dangers -- especially to children. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
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Tobacco Kills
In 2014, an Estimated 16.8% U.S Adults were current cigarette smokers
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Spit Tobacco KILLS! - NOT VEGAN
I was a 1-2 can a day dipper for too many years, I quit and so can you. If you want help, reach out to me and I will guide you though the rough patches and soon you will have your lip back, no longer will big tobacco own your lip
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How Tobacco Kills? | Side Effects | Cancer Patient In Painful Condition Jaipur
You will never use tobacco product after watch this video
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Philadelphia Health Department Declares War On Smoking
The Philadelphia Health Department is declaring war on smoking and wants to regulate stores that sell tobacco products in low-income communities which it says are disproportionately hurt by smoking.
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The Secret Bribes of Big Tobacco

How British American Tobacco (BAT) employees bribe politicians and public officials in Africa to undermine life saving policies
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Kenya: Lighting Up /We investigate Big Tobacco's disturbing attempts to increase the sale of cigarettes in Kenya (Africa).

With the most smokers in sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya is one of the biggest prizes on offer. The problem for the industry is that Kenyan health officials are as aware as anyone else about the dreadful menace smoking poses to their nation's health.
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Why these anti-smoking TV ads are working:

Today the government says it has helped 400,000 smokers quit for good. In a series of TV ads called "Tips From Former Smokers," Americans have shared personal stories of the consequences of smoking. Jeffrey Brown examines the campaign with CDC director Dr xxx
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Are E-Cigarette Ads Encouraging Teen Addiction?

TV commercials for e-cigarettes have drawn the ire of the CDC, which is concerned that they will result in teen addiction to smoking. WSJ's Tripp Mickle explains on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. Photo: blu eCigs
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The first instalment to my four-part countdown of the TOP 40 SCARIEST ANTI-SMOKING COMMERCIALS ever produced.
WARNING: This countdown contains graphic material that some viewers may find upsetting or disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.
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Smokeless...NOT Harmless is a 5-minute closed captioned video looks at the many tactics used to sell smokeless tobacco over the past century.
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5.6 Million Children

This PSA shows that millions of today's children will ultimately die early from smoking if we don't do more to reduce current smoking rates.
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CDC: Tips from Former Smokers - Roosevelt's Ad

Bill had diabetes and he used to smoke. Cigarette smoking made his diabetes much worse. In this TV spot from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, Bill explains the serious health problems he developed by age 40, including kidney failure, blindness in one eye, and a leg amputated due to poor circulation. Bill suggests that smokers make a list of everything they are willing to give up if they continue to smoke. Bill died from heart disease at age 42.
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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)

James started smoking at age 14 in an attempt to be like his father. Thirty years later he decided to quit and adopt a much healthier lifestyle.
Now 48, James has been smoke-free for 2 years and has made other important changes to improve his health. He became an avid cyclist and rides up to 10 miles every day for exercise. He also enjoys swimming and does some sort of cardio exercise every morning. He says if you smoke, you should quit.
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WHO: Countries stand shoulder to shoulder fighting "Big Tobacco"
Four national health leaders describe how their countries are fighting tobacco industry interference that has moved out of the shadows and into courts of law. Professor Jane Halton, Secretary of the Department of Health of Australia, Doctor Richard Nchabi Kamwi, Minister of Health and Social Services of Namibia, Mrs Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen, Minister of Health and Care Services of Norway and Dr Jorge Venegas, Minister of Public Health of Uraguay describe the situation in their countries.
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The Effects of Tobacco

It is a Video for Health Class
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WHO: Michael's Story

Michael, an Alaska Native, was shocked when doctors found serious lung damage from smoking. He was only 44. In this video, Michael talks about living in constant fear. Smoking gave him COPD, a disease that makes it harder and harder to breathe. He says, "If I get the flu, I can die."
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Oral cancer, tobacco and smoking.

A video about awareness of oral cancer caused due to tobacco chewing and smoking
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Smoking Kills (The Bryan Curtis story).

This movie is about the story of Bryan Lee Curtis and how smoking affected his life
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Understanding Plain Packaging.