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Fighting Big Tobacco in Indonesia and Africa

News stories expose industry’s marketing to kids

Editor
Jan 29, 2014

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Indonesia and Africa are among Big Tobacco’s top targets as the industry increasingly targets low- and middle-income countries in its insatiable quest for profit, no matter the cost in lives and health.

Recent news stories document both the enormous challenges posed by the tobacco epidemic in these countries and regions – and the growing call for strong action to rein in the tobacco industry and save lives.

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posted January 29, 2014

World No Tobacco Day 2013 Calls for Tobacco Ad Ban

Countries highlight progress and challenges in fight against tobacco

Editor
May 31, 2013

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Tobacco control advocates around the world today are marking World No Tobacco Day, organized by the World Health Organization to focus attention on the devastating global toll of tobacco use and the need for nations to take strong action to save lives.

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posted May 31, 2013

Senegal Stunned at Deep Philip Morris Price Discount

Even smoker says:  "It’s not good"

Editor
Jan 11, 2012

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Senegal’s health officials are outraged at a sudden price cut of nearly 40 percent in Philip Morris International’s top-selling Marlboro brand, saying that the deep discount puts profits over health.

The global tobacco giant stunned Senegal, which is already struggling with soaring adult and youth smoking rates, when it announced the price cut last month.  AFP reports that officials and the public are alarmed.

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posted January 11, 2012

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