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COVID-19 slowed global progress in tobacco control – report

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Global progress in policies to reduce tobacco use slowed for the first time in 12 years following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to analysis published on Wednesday by the Global Tobacco Control Progress Hub, which warned millions of people worldwide likely continued to smoke as a result. The...

Vietnam steps up tobacco control

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and the Tobacco Harm Prevention and Control Fund under the Ministry of Health co-organised a conference in Hanoi on November 23 to promote the communications work in the fight against tobacco. The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and the Tobacco Harm Prevention and Control Fund under the Ministry...

New WHO campaign highlights tobacco industry tactics to influence public health policies

The World Health Organization (WHO), today, officially launches the "Stop the lies" campaign as a vital initiative to protect young people from the tobacco industry and their deadly products, by calling for an end to tobacco industry interference in health policy. This campaign is supported by new evidence from “The Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2023”, published...

COVID-19 slowed global progress in tobacco control – report

 Global progress in policies to reduce tobacco use slowed for the first time in 12 years following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to analysis published on Wednesday by the Global Tobacco Control Progress Hub, which warned millions of people worldwide likely continued to smoke as a result. The hub, a collaboration between the...

Philip Morris lobbying to stop WHO ‘attack’ on vapes and similar products

Philip Morris International (PMI), the tobacco and vaping company behind Marlboro cigarettes, is waging a big lobbying campaign to prevent countries from cracking down on vapes and similar products as part of a global treaty, a leaked email reveals. The company, which has been increasingly focusing on smoke-free products as governments tighten regulations on cigarettes,...

WHO stands its ground against tobacco industry

The World Health Organisation (WHO) wants smoking and vaping banned in schools in the face of relentless targeting of young people by the tobacco and nicotine industry. Saying that almost half of all children worldwide are exposed to air polluted by tobacco smoke, WHO said tobacco industry's tactics have led to an increase in the...

Only one country in Europe doing enough to stop people smoking, according to the WHO

“Tobacco use continues to be one of the biggest public health threats,” said a World Health Organization official. Just four countries - only one of which is in the European Union - have implemented all of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s recommended measures to reduce tobacco smoking globally. The countries of the Netherlands and Mauritius have...

Only four countries making full efforts to end smoking: WHO

Netherlands, Mauritius join Brazil and Turkey in implementing all recommended measures to reduce tobacco smoking globally. Netherlands and Mauritius have now joined Brazil and Turkey in implementing all the recommended measures to reduce tobacco smoking globally, United Nations’ health agency the World Health Organization said on July 31, 2023. However, despite the welcome news that more than...

Adriana B. Marquizo: Tobacco control deserves attention as climate change mitigation

The Head of Secretariat of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) Adriana Blanco Marquizo spoke to Vincent Owino on how the region can step up tobacco control. Your country, Uruguay, is among the few countries that have successfully become smoke-free. What lessons can Kenya and East Africa pick up on tobacco...

Butt why? The EU countries weighing a ban on cigarette filters to deter smoking and cut pollution

Health and environmental campaigners are calling for a European ban on cigarette filters, saying it would fight pollution and discourage people from smoking. Cigarette butts are the second most common litter found on European beaches, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Last year, WHO called on governments worldwide to consider cigarette filters as single-use plastics...

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