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Tobacco is a major barrier to achieving social justice

18 February 2022 By: Judith Mackay, Source: China Daily When access to certain basic rights, such as good health, education, and fair and equal treatment, has been distributed unevenly or denied to certain groups, the problem becomes an issue of social justice. Social justice may be used to invoke legal rights in corporate accountability efforts, …

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New Report: Flavored Tobacco Products and Youth Vaping Threaten 20 Years of Tobacco Control Progress

26 January 2022 Source: CISION PR Newswire 20th annual ‘State of Tobacco Control’ report reveals need for federal, state and local policymakers to pass policies to end youth tobacco use CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Lung Association’s 20th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report reveals significant progress in the work to end tobacco use, but products …

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Philippines: COVID-19 donations of tobacco firms ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ – law group

17 May 2021 Ralf Rivas, Source: Rappler ‘The tobacco industry has a long history of using so-called corporate social responsibility or CSR to interfere with policymaking,’ says ImagineLaw executive director Sophia Monica San Luis A law group described COVID-19 donations of tobacco companies as “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” warning that the firms are using these …

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Again, Nigeria gets it wrong on tobacco control funding

26 January 2021 Philip Jakpor, The Niche: Nigeria’s 2021 national budget has not disappointed pessimists. Like previous years public health was relegated to the back seat in terms of priority and funding. The breakdown of the approved budget shows that the health sector received only N547 billion (five hundred and forty-seven billion naira), representing about …

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The tobacco industry, 2020: a snapshot

9 December 2020 Ruth E Malone, BMJ Journals: Abstract Tobacco Control as a journal has long been focused not only on addressing the negative disease-promoting impacts of tobacco products but on the industry that produced them. From its inception, the journal has had a normative aim. Tobacco Control is focused primarily on research and analysis that advance understanding …

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Tabare Vazquez, Uruguay Leader Who Slew Big Tobacco, Dies at 80

6 December 2020 Ken Parks, Bloomberg: Uruguay’s first left-wing president Tabare Vazquez, who beat tobacco maker Philip Morris in a landmark international court ruling and greatly expanded his country’s welfare state, has died in Montevideo. He was 80. His death was confirmed by his Broad Front party on its webpage on Sunday. Vazquez passed away following a …

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SEATCA Publications

  Preventing Tobacco Industry Interference: FCTC Article 5.3 Toolkit (2015) This toolkit presents a range of issues, policy options, and considerations that each country needs to take into account for purposes of developing country efforts for the implementation of Article 5.3 related to protection of tobacco control measures from interference by the tobacco industry of …

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