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  • 2017
  • Tobacco volume sales continued to increase in Egypt during 2017, mainly due to population growth. (reportlinker.com)
  • A moderate drop in consumer demand for tobacco was observed in Switzerland in 2017. (reportlinker.com)
  • Despite the government's efforts to curb smoking through regulatory measures and awareness-increasing activities, tobacco continued to record a positive performance in 2017. (reportlinker.com)
  • UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 2017 (IPS) - Back in November 2008, the 193-member General Assembly decided, by consensus, to ban smoking and tobacco sales at the UN headquarters in New York: a ruling observed by all affiliated agencies worldwide, including the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) which has severed links with the tobacco industry. (ipsnews.net)
  • Since 15 October 2017, the UN Global Compact has delisted companies whose business involves manufacturing or producing tobacco products. (ipsnews.net)
  • regulate tobacco
  • Survey results indicate that 73 percent of Utahns feel that the government should regulate tobacco. (deseretnews.com)
  • The White House has said it would endorse any bill that meets the president's criteria, including a large price increase to discourage underage smoking and an affirmation of the Food and Drug Administration's right to regulate tobacco products. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • legislation
  • They owe it to their constituents to vote for comprehensive and meaningful tobacco legislation that truly penalizes the tobacco industry. (deseretnews.com)
  • Legislation approved by the House on Wednesday to give the Food and Drug Administration regulatory control over tobacco products fails to address the massive market changes of the last decade, growers and others say. (kentucky.com)
  • Tobacco control measures like civil litigation, legislation, and even the tobacco treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, have made progress, but people are still dying. (asiantribune.com)
  • This is familiar territory because the same scare stories were wheeled out, often by "independent" researchers paid by Big Tobacco money, when Australia introduced this legislation last year. (scotsman.com)
  • President Clinton gave a his blessing on Thursday to aggressive, bipartisan Senate tobacco legislation that would cost cigarette makers far more than they agreed to pay in a proposed national settlement. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Clinton also endorsed tobacco legislation sponsored by Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad , of North Dakota. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • The tactics used by the tobacco industry to resist government regulation of its products include conducting public relations campaigns, buying scientific and other expertise to create controversy about established facts, funding political parties, hiring lobbyists to influence policy, using front groups and allied industries to oppose tobacco control measures, pre-empting strong legislation by pressing for the adoption of voluntary codes or weaker laws, and corrupting public officials. (nih.gov)
  • Anti-Tobacco
  • Norris J, University of California San Francisco News Office New Tobacco Industry Strategy is to Appear Anti-Tobacco, Study b UCSF Health Policy Researchers Concludes News release. (sourcewatch.org)
  • The move follows recent uproar among anti-tobacco and public health campaigners over the investment of US$80 million by the world's biggest cigarette-maker, Philip Morris International (PMI), in a new body called the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. (taipeitimes.com)
  • The foundation, which PMI says is independent and is headed by a former anti-tobacco crusader from the WHO, is offering funds for research projects. (taipeitimes.com)
  • I spent five years as an anti-tobacco activist, walking the halls of Congress, meeting with Justice Dept. officials, as well as anti-tobacco presidents and CEO's at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the American Legacy Foundation's Truth ad campaign. (blueoregon.com)
  • University of Califo
  • A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found that the tobacco industry "recruited and managed an international network of more than 80 scientific and medical experts in Europe, Asia and elsewhere in a bid to avoid regulations on secondhand smoke. (sourcewatch.org)
  • To explore this relationship, we studied publicly-available tobacco industry documents found in the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library (LTDL), an electronic archive created by the University of California San Francisco that contains 70+ million pages of previously-secret, internal tobacco industry documents obtained in the discovery phases of the 46 state attorneys general lawsuits against the tobacco industry. (prwatch.org)
  • Starting in November 2001, the University of California, San Francisco Library set up a searchable, online database of some 10-million tobacco industry documents released to the public by legal settlements between the National Association of Attorneys General and the tobacco companies. (rwjf.org)
  • The University of California, San Francisco purchased, install and configure the computer systems and network equipment to develop and launch the digital Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. (rwjf.org)
  • They include the contents of tobacco industry websites and two collections from the Tobacco Control Archives at the University of California, San Francisco as of July 1999. (rwjf.org)
  • internal
  • Secondly, as a result of legal actions against the major tobacco companies, there are now over 40 million pages of internal company documents publicly available on searchable websites that provide a fascinating insight into the inner workings of past and still running campaigns. (sourcewatch.org)
  • Internal tobacco industry documents reveal that the tobacco industry has been notoriously targeting women and girls through their ads and novel products that promote social desirability, independence, sophistication, glamor, romance, and fun. (globalissues.org)
  • An internal memo from an executive at the American Tobacco Co. reported that his team had learned from a 'reliable source' that Philip Morris 'was granted a special permit to grow, cultivate and make marijuana extracts … and that Philip Morris urged the State agency people to secrecy. (latimes.com)
  • Based on an analysis of internal tobacco company documents, the article outlines evidence that the tobacco industry hired ex-agency scientists to intervene in federal Environmental Protection Agency decision-making, hired a consultant to influence World Health Organization pesticide regulatory deliberations without revealing his industry ties, and staged a useless test aimed at convincing regulators that no further restrictions were needed to control an especially deadly pesticide, among other actions. (innovations-report.com)
  • The researchers present three case studies based on examining approximately 2,000 formerly secret internal tobacco company documents as well as 3,885 EPA documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. (innovations-report.com)
  • The release of over 27 million pages of internal tobacco industry documents as a result of discovery processes in The State of Minnesota and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota versus Philip Morris et al and other legal cases has provided tobacco control researchers and advocates with unprecedented opportunities to understand more about the inner workings of the industry. (bmj.com)
  • lawsuits
  • Although individuals will still be allowed to bring smoking-related lawsuits against the industry, their ability to win punitive damages will be severely curtailed - so excluding the possibility of potentially ruinous awards. (mcspotlight.org)
  • The measure does not include the broad legal protections the industry negotiated last year, protecting cigarette makers from future class-action lawsuits. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • While the bill would not protect the industry from future lawsuits, and it would require tobacco firms to deposit up to $8 billion limit on what firms could be forced to pay in any year. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Markets
  • Global information and data on the behavior of the tobacco companies, especially in low and middle-income countries where they are seeking to grow their markets, will be collated and held on a public Web site. (taipeitimes.com)
  • Companies
  • The tobacco industry is particularly significant for those seeking to understand modern public relations techniques and the operations of specific companies for two reasons. (sourcewatch.org)
  • Tobacco companies have funded nearly 50 studies on the link between secondhand smoke and heart disease - but when scientists found a connection, the industry skewed their conclusions or stopped funding them, report University of California researchers. (wired.com)
  • Have journalists become so cynical and novelty-consumed that we don't even bother to tell the public when tobacco companies are once again caught in a coverup that, in ethical if not legal terms, is close to murder? (wired.com)
  • The Beyond McDonald's pages provide information about the unethical practices of many other companies and industries . (mcspotlight.org)
  • PARIS (Reuters) - France will force tobacco companies to help end the scourge of cigarette butts that litter streets and contaminate water, unless they take voluntary action in the next three months, a government minister said on Thursday. (reuters.com)
  • Some Wall Street analysts and health advocates say tobacco companies may again be considering the expanding market for legalized weed. (latimes.com)
  • The issues the tobacco companies were exploring are all still there today. (latimes.com)
  • They not only shed new light on the Nixon era, but appear when some Wall Street analysts and health advocates say tobacco companies may again be considering the expanding market for legalized weed. (latimes.com)
  • The issues the tobacco companies were exploring are all still there today,' said Stanton Glantz, director of the UC San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. (latimes.com)
  • The tobacco companies say the newly unearthed documents are no longer relevant. (latimes.com)
  • Kim H Nguyen and colleagues examine how tobacco companies applied their knowledge of flavours, colours, and child focused marketing to develop leading children's sugar sweetened drink brands. (bmj.com)
  • Tobacco companies invited EPA officials to view a series of emissions tests to persuade them that a 500-foot buffer zone was not needed around fumigated warehouses. (innovations-report.com)
  • A coalition of phosphine users, including tobacco companies, hired Sciences International, a private company headed by Elizabeth Anderson, a former EPA director, to prepare a report challenging the EPA's plan to impose stricter exposure limits for workers and the community. (innovations-report.com)
  • In contrast, it has been hard to find groups opposing the move that do not have financial links to tobacco companies. (scotsman.com)
  • For all their insistence that removing the brands and logos from cigarette packs "won't work", the tobacco companies are scared enough to spend millions of pounds on projects opposing the idea. (scotsman.com)
  • Experience tells us to expect a series of reports, paid for by tobacco companies, predicting economic and social ruin if they are not allowed to promote their addictive products in designed, branded packs. (scotsman.com)
  • When tobacco companies were opposing plans to remove tobacco displays from shops they brought in the CEBR to write a report concluding that serving times following a display ban could double. (scotsman.com)
  • The chief executives of multi-national tobacco companies are among the hardest-nosed business interests around. (scotsman.com)
  • Our purpose here is not to make the tobacco companies happy,' Graham said. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Florida's settlement with tobacco companies wouldn't be cut under the bill, Graham said. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • A new global watchdog agency has been launched to monitor the tobacco industry with US$20 million of philanthropic funding amid fears of dirty tactics by cigarette companies hit by declining smoking rates in the West. (taipeitimes.com)
  • I understand the tobacco companies want to protect their business, but to deliberately go out and to misinform people where lives are at stake is just something that I think we should not permit. (taipeitimes.com)
  • Mark Hurley, International Director of Tobacco Industry Campaigns, told IPS it is disappointing that ILO has postponed a decision on whether to end its relationship with tobacco companies. (ipsnews.net)
  • He said tobacco companies that spread death and disease across the globe should have no place in a UN agency like the ILO, or any responsible organization. (ipsnews.net)
  • Around the world, he pointed out, tobacco companies remain the greatest obstacle to reducing the more than 7 million deaths their products cause each year. (ipsnews.net)
  • Hurley said tobacco companies use membership in respected organizations like the ILO to portray themselves as responsible corporate citizens and divert attention from their role in causing a global tobacco epidemic that is projected to kill one billion people worldwide this century. (ipsnews.net)
  • Assunta also said "the tobacco industry is giving a paltry sum to the ILO compared to the huge profits the transnational companies reap by paying low prices to tobacco growers in poor countries. (ipsnews.net)
  • She said tobacco farm workers are trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty, illness and labour exploitation despite the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives of tobacco companies. (ipsnews.net)
  • 2001
  • Adding to WHO documentation, the authors describe how the consultant, Gaston Vettorazzi, worked with WHO officials in the capacity of an expert consultant from 1990 until 2001, influencing regulations on EBDC while concealing tobacco industry payments of as much as $100,000 a year. (innovations-report.com)
  • epidemic
  • Despite governments' efforts to protect public health, tobacco use remains at epidemic proportions. (globalissues.org)
  • Given all we know about the transnational corporations who foster the tobacco epidemic and the conditions that keep farm workers in poverty, the ILO must heed the call of the nearly 200 non-governmental organizations from the labour, health and development sectors who sent a letter asking for an end to partnerships with the tobacco industry," she declared. (ipsnews.net)
  • deceit
  • And to hear some of those that I respect for their intellect regurgitate tobacco industry propaganda, I have to shake my head in reverence for just how good the industry is at deceit and obfuscation. (blueoregon.com)
  • campaigns
  • Firstly, as a global industry that came under sustained criticism from the mid-twentieth century onwards, it pioneered many big-budget campaigns that fueled the growth and evolution of the public relations industry. (sourcewatch.org)
  • The tobacco industry coordinated cross-industry campaigns to delay and weaken federal and international regulations on pesticide use, according to new findings by UCSF researchers. (innovations-report.com)
  • public
  • They contained no information from government-funded public health agencies like the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control or the U.S. Surgeon General's office, or from non-profit groups with decades of experience fighting tobacco-related illnesses, like the American Cancer Society , American Lung Association or American Heart Association . (prwatch.org)
  • It addresses the lack of discerning understanding of current and future approaches utilized by the tobacco industry and the way it attempts to or interferes with public health policy development. (who.int)
  • To divert public attention away from the harm and damage caused by the industry, the TTCs have been conducting public relations stunts about employment and gender equity. (globalissues.org)
  • Olajide, while delivering a lecture, titled, 'Balancing regulation with product health hazards: Case for tobacco use in Nigeria,' at a policy dialogue recently organised by the Initiative for Public Policy Analysis in Lagos, said that over-regulation of the industry could force manufacturers to reconsider their input in areas, such as the funding of cancer research in health institutions or the sponsorship of smoking cessation programmes across the country. (punchng.com)
  • First author Patricia McDaniel, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, added, "It's one thing for the industry to participate in the public policy process by providing information or arguments, but it's another to hire people to secretly influence the policy process and to manipulate the science guiding policymakers. (innovations-report.com)
  • Tobacco industry tactics for resisting public policy on health. (nih.gov)
  • Trade associations and other industry groupings established to deceive the public should be disbanded. (nih.gov)
  • 450,000 tobacco-related deaths occur each year in the U.S. Not all are covered under public health care but still, do the math! (blueoregon.com)
  • The FDA proposed rule requires each tobacco manufacturer to contribute to a $150 million public education campaign to discourage youth from tobacco use. (wikisource.org)
  • Alliance
  • In addition, a new national clearinghouse called the ``Smokers' Rights Alliance'' (SRA) has been created by the tobacco industry to help coordinate the local groups that R.J. Reynolds is setting up. (csmonitor.com)
  • Scott Ballin, health and tobacco consultant with the Alliance for Health, Economic and Agriculture Development, said lawmakers are ignoring these issues because they complicate the bill. (kentucky.com)
  • regulation of tobacco
  • In 1995, Jim Ramsay , a Philip Morris (PM) speechwriter, wrote in a weekly activity report that he had drafted a letter to be sent from ALEC to then-President Bill Clinton expressing ALEC's opposition to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation of tobacco. (prwatch.org)
  • He argued that since the effectiveness of regulation of tobacco use was slightly dependent on addressing "a complementary behaviour, which is alcohol consumption, the relevant regulatory agencies ought to recognise that there is a social and economic dimension to tobacco use, which requires targeted regulatory regimes and not just a blanket regulation. (punchng.com)
  • regulations
  • Olajide pointed out that, even as available data on tobacco use in Nigeria did not support an over-regulated tobacco industry, "the industry is heavily saturated with regulations and the current level of regulation seems to be in favour of doing the dictates of the World Health Organisation instead of what is required locally. (punchng.com)
  • Despite advice from its own toxicologists, in 1999 EPA approved the weaker regulations advocated by the tobacco and pesticide industries. (innovations-report.com)
  • After the U.S. EPA determined that a breakdown product of EBDC fungicides was a probable human carcinogen in 1987, CORESTA, an international tobacco research organization, hired a consultant to provide advice on influencing international regulations on EBDC fungicide limits. (innovations-report.com)
  • farmers
  • 5. Even in the old days and currently farmers really grow tobacco. (mixbook.com)
  • And those could benefit Kentucky farmers the most, said Roger Quarles, president of the Lexington-based Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association. (kentucky.com)
  • Will Snell, University of Kentucky agricultural economist and tobacco market expert, said that farmers in general are not as fearful of FDA regulation as they were in the 1990s, when "Keep the FDA off the Farm" signs hung in warehouses. (kentucky.com)
  • favorable
  • Instead, ALEC provided legislators with favorable articles about the economic impact of the tobacco industry, a Tobacco Institute-produced book about the tax burden imposed on tobacco by governments, and information about Philip Morris' Accommodation program , which started the decades-long trend of instituting smoking and non-smoking sections in restaurants. (prwatch.org)
  • market
  • The tobacco industry needs "replacement" customers to maintain and increase its profits, and women and girls are an important market segment which represent the largest product-marketing opportunity the tobacco industry exploits. (globalissues.org)
  • Every tobacco company in every market should publicly disclose what it knew about the addictiveness and harm caused by tobacco, when it obtained this information, and what it did about it. (nih.gov)