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STOP Adds to Industry Allies Database

STOP, a tobacco industry watchdog, has added 25 organizations from 12 countries to its Industry Allies database. Organizations on the list are categorized as front groups, “astroturf” groups or third parties that promote the tobacco industry’s agenda while appearing to be independent. “This update provides further evidence that the tobacco industry uses different types of...

See This Year’s Winning Global Media Competition Entries

What do you get when you call for creators around the world to stand up to Big Tobacco? More than 800 videos and social media graphics calling out the industry for the harms it causes, from creators across 43 countries. It was all part of this year’s Global Media Competition, an annual contest organized by...

Far From The Promise Of Endgame, Tobacco Epidemic Continues

Tobacco industry-propelled epidemic of tobacco-caused diseases and untimely deaths continue to plague human development. Despite significant progress on tobacco control, endgame of tobacco - which is a human rights and social justice imperative - is not yet in sight. The recently released 7th edition of Tobacco Atlas shows that while global smoking prevalence in...

Tobacco control advocates challenge industry greenwashing

A new report from the World Health Organization and STOP, a tobacco industry watchdog, reveals how tobacco companies are trying to promote an image of being environmentally responsible while contributing to deforestation and environmental waste. Big multinational tobacco companies donate to environmental causes, and even get high environmental, social, and governance rankings. Philip Morris International,...

How tobacco industry’s destructive practices are ‘damaging’ environment

WHO urges govt to ban greenwashing activities of the tobacco industry to appear nature-friendly The World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP), a global tobacco industry watchdog, have started a process to expose the tobacco industry’s destructive practices affecting the environment as well...

Big Tobacco Makes Cancer Inequities Worse

This World Cancer Day, we face a grim reminder: Not all people have equal access to cancer care. It’s called the care gap, and it’s caused by inequity. Inequity, as the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) defines it, means “unjust, avoidable differences in care outcomes.” These differences are often caused by things people don’t choose,...

South Africa: Tobacco companies stepped up influence efforts during Covid, report finds

Firms increased charitable donations to the healthcare sector, and was ‘unnecessarily’ involved in fight against illicit trade in cigarettes, global industry watchdog says. The government’s efforts to limit the influence of the tobacco industry weakened during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report released on Tuesday by the global tobacco industry watchdog STOP. The 2021 Global...

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...

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...

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