tobacco industry

FSFW’s 2020 tax return reveals deep links to the tobacco industry + other findings

27 May 2021 Source: STOP Industry Brief Since its beginning in 2017, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) touted “independence and transparency” as two of its core principles, despite being wholly funded by tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI). In 2018, its mask of “independence” began to slip; the Foundation’s tax return confirmed PMI …

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Tobacco giant placing ‘stealth adverts’ on Facebook and Instagram, bypassing social media rules

26 April 2021 Matthew Chapman and Ferdinand Moeck, Newsbreak: The world’s third-largest multinational tobacco company has been running disguised adverts for its brands on Facebook and Instagram , enabling it to bypass social media site rules and national laws in order to assist the marketing of cigarettes to teenagers and young people, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal. Japan Tobacco International (JTI) …

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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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Philippines: Dark side to Big Tobacco’s Covid-19 CSR activities?

16 December 2020 Lina Sagaral Reyes, Eco-Business: Donations of ventilators and supplies are part of a ‘classic tactic’ by the industry to get close to governments and try to undermine health policies, say public health advocates. Should tobacco firms’ CSR activities be allowed? On 26 March this year, as the Philippines recorded 707 Covid-19 cases two …

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Illicit tobacco sale and government revenue erosion a tall tale

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca) has contradicted the report of a tobacco industry research, funded by a giant cigarette firm, on the so-called illicit trade in the Philippines and 13 other Asian countries. The giant tobacco firm that funded the second research on illicit trade of tobacco products in Asia, called Asia-14 Illicit …

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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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