Topic: Tobacco Industry

NEWS: ECOSOC Adopts Resolution To Scale Up NCDs Action

To accelerate action on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has adopted a wide-ranging resolution, sending a strong message to Member States of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on NCDs to reflect NCD-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals in their work in countries…

REPORT: Implementation Of Key FCTC Measures And Smoking Prevalence In 126 Countries

Implementation of key WHO FCTC demand-reduction measures is significantly associated with lower smoking prevalence, with anticipated future reductions in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality.

These findings validate the call for strong implementation of the WHO FCTC in the WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases 2013–2020, and in advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3, setting a global target of reducing tobacco use and premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by a third by 2030…

REPORT: The WHO FCTC, Tobacco Control Policies And Reduction In Smoking Prevalence

Given the public health significance of tobacco use and the potential of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the world’s first global health treaty, to diminish its toll, it is important to understand the treaty’s impacts and to learn how to accelerate adoption of effective policy interventions…

BLOG: Regulating Alcohol To Prevent NCDs

In 2015, Kenya leaped from low-income to lower-middle income status. But the increasing burden of NCDs and alcohol harm make up a massive obstacle to continued development. Fortunately, science provides clear evidence about what can be done and what is effective to promote health and boost development in Kenya…

REPORT: The Commercial Determinants Of Health

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan has noted that “efforts to prevent non-communicable diseases go against the business interests of powerful economic operators”.1 Selling processed food and drink, alcohol, and tobacco is big business and demand is booming, especially in low-income and middle-income countries…

NEWS: Declaration 9th Global Conference On Health Promotion

9th Global conference on health promotion: Global leaders agree to promote health in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: Profiting From Alcohol Harm

Big Alcohol: Profiting alcohol harm – shows new international research
New research from the International Alcohol Control study, coordinated by Massey University in New Zealand, demonstrates the extent to which the alcohol industry relies on harmful use of alcohol to drive its profits…