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Wall Street Analyst: Global Noose Tightening on Big Tobacco

Russia is latest country to take strong action

Editor
Mar 15, 2013

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As smoking has declined in higher-income countries, multinational tobacco companies such as Philip Morris International have targeted low- and middle-income countries as their main opportunities to increase sales and profits.

Now, these countries are fighting back by enacting strong measures to reduce tobacco use and save lives, and Wall Street analysts are taking note. Writing in Forbes, analyst Charles Sizemore concludes, "Though enforcement varies from country to country, there is really no such thing as a 'tobacco friendly' country anymore. Everywhere you look, the noose is getting tighter."

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posted March 15, 2013

Russian Government Vows Tough Tobacco Control Legislation

Prime Minister: “Immoral” to let tobacco companies target children

Editor
Oct 16, 2012

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UPDATE (Oct. 18, 2012): Following Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's speech earlier this week, Russia's Cabinet of Ministers today approved the proposed tobacco control legislation. The bill is expected to be sent to the Duma, or parliament, soon.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev today vowed to enact strong tobacco control legislation in the face of unrelenting opposition from tobacco companies.

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posted October 16, 2012

European Commission Makes Key Contribution to Tobacco Control

"Investing in People" initiative will help low and middle-income countries save lives

Marina Carter, International Press Secretary
Oct 3, 2011

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Seeking to speed progress on tobacco control and save lives, the European Commission is providing 5.2 Million Euros (U.S. $7 million) to help low and middle-income countries effectively implement the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the first global public health treaty.

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posted October 03, 2011

Big Tobacco Sponsors Elementary Schools in China

Slogan tells kids: “Tobacco helps you become talented”

Editor
Sep 28, 2011

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In an apparent attempt to lure young smokers, China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC) is sponsoring at least 100 elementary schools in China.

CNTC financed construction of these schools, which are named after Chinese cigarette brands and sometimes bear slogans such as "Talent comes from hard work, Tobacco helps you become talented." Many of the schools also feature the company's logo of a green tobacco leaf.

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posted September 28, 2011

They’re at it Again

American rock bands continue to help sell tobacco to kids in developing countries

Editor
Jun 7, 2011

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The American rock bands Good Charlotte, 30 Seconds to Mars and Neon Trees are among a lineup of top musicians who are again acting as advertisers for Big Tobacco: They're scheduled to perform next month at Java Rockin' Land, Indonesia's largest and highest profile music event — sponsored by the cigarette company Gudang Garam.

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posted June 07, 2011

Summer Starts with Action Toward a Healthier World

World No Tobacco Day 2011 marks progress of landmark public health treaty

Editor
May 27, 2011

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On Tuesday May 31, the World Health Organization's "World No Tobacco Day" draws global attention to the growing international tobacco epidemic and the urgent need for nations to pass and implement effective policies to reduce tobacco use and save lives. This year's focus is on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the first global public health treaty.

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posted May 27, 2011

Tobacco Control Strategies Are “Best Buys” for Improving Global Health

WHO cites four key policies as critical to preventing "impending disaster"

Editor
Apr 28, 2011

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Effective tobacco control policies are among the top 10 "best buys" that governments can implement to combat the growing threat from non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes, the World Health Organization says in its first worldwide report on such diseases.

Tobacco use is a risk factor for all of these illnesses — diseases that have now surpassed infectious disease as the leading cause of death worldwide and threaten "impending disaster" in some countries, according to WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan. The WHO released new figures showing that nearly 6 million people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke each year. By 2020, that is expected to increase to 7.5 million — accounting for 10 percent of deaths across the globe.

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posted April 28, 2011

United Nations to Tackle Global Threat from Tobacco-Caused Disease

Tobacco linked to major non-communicable diseases that cause two out of three deaths

Editor
Apr 7, 2011

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Tobacco use is a risk factor for all major categories of non-communicable diseases — heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes — and tobacco control must be the "top priority" if the world is to reduce the toll of diseases that now cause two out of every three deaths worldwide, according to a global alliance of scientists and non-governmental organizations.

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posted April 07, 2011

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