tobacco industry

Court Issues Order Requiring Cigarette Companies to Post Corrective Statements; Resolves Historic RICO Tobacco Litigation

6 December 2022 By Office of Public Affairs, The United States Department of Justice The Justice Department, together with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announced today the entry of a court order that resolves the government’s long-running civil racketeering lawsuit against the largest United States’ cigarette companies. The lawsuit was filed in […]

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Social Media Exposure to Tobacco Content Associated With Increased Tobacco Use

24 July 2022 By Lindsey Mulrooney, AJMC People exposed to tobacco content on social media were more likely to report tobacco use than those who were not, according to a recent meta-analysis. The investigators called for regulation of social media marketing in the tobacco industry. Exposure to tobacco content on social media is associated with greater likelihood

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Philippines: Will Marcos Jr. choose public health over tobacco industry interests?

11 July 2022 By Tita C. Valderama, Source The Manila Times THE Supreme Court recently reversed a regional trial court decision to uphold the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate cigarettes and tobacco products. The ruling came 13 years after a petition was filed for the court’s intervention in the legal battle between

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Break free from Nicotine

CSR Did you know that the tobacco industry uses pretend charity to whitewash the many harms it has caused to the environment and communities worldwide?An industry that kills eight million people each year has no place in sustainable development. Governments should reject any form of charity from the tobacco industry.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hzgd_QdTKY ENDs and HTPs Tobacco Taxation

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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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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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