Topic: Tobacco Industry

NEWS: Marijuana Users Are Like Tobacco Smokers

New study: Marijuana users are more like tobacco smokers
New research published in the Journal of Drug Issues shows that marijuana users have much in common with tobacco smokers. A disproportionate share of marijuana users – like cigarette smokers – are poorer with family incomes under $25,000 and uneducated with a high school diploma or less, according to the study by Steven Davenport and Jonathan Caulkins…

BLOG: Corporate Consumption Complex And The Need For A New Public Health Agenda

The global epidemic of NCDs is ravaging families, communities and burdens sustainable human development. NCDs are driven by corporate practices, including the alcohol and the tobacco industry.
With the emergence of the corporate consumption complex, we must ask tough questions:
Do we want big business to set the agenda of public health, and therefore our lives? And do we want our children to be raised by corporations that imbibe them with values of individualism, instant gratification and relativism? Or do we want our children to be raised by our communities and teach them values of altruism, civic participation and a sense of compassion with others?

NEWS: Health And Trade Network: OpEd On CETA, TTIP

IOGT International is a founding member of the Health and Trade Network (HaT), a global network advocating for health wherever trade agreements are negotiated and to force trade agreements to prove their benefit to health before we can support them.
Founding Director of HaT Emma Woodford has published an OpEd in EurActiv about CETA and its impact on public health. We share a few excerpts here and encourage you to read the full story…

NEWS: A Story Of Big Alcohol Muddling Science

The Muddled Link Between Booze and Cancer

Jennifer Chaussee has published an excellent article about the alcohol industry’s tactics to undercut independent science and sow doubt about scientific evidence concerning the health dangers of alcohol…

NEWS: WHO Tool For Multisectoral NCD Action Plans

The main purpose of this web-based tool is to assist policy-makers and programme managers in developing, implementing and monitoring national multisectoral plans. It covers the main steps from situation assessment, stakeholder engagement, and setting national NCD targets to implementation and monitoring and evaluation, including practical templates and examples…

NEWS: Goldman Sachs: Diageo, BAT BREXIT Winners

Big Alcohol, Diageo are BREXIT winners?
Analyst at Goldman Sachs is recommending investments in Diageo, the world’s largest liquor producer, and in British American Tobacco. The giant multinational corporations Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky and Guinness beer, and British American Tobacco (BTI), the owner of Lucky Strike, Dunhill and Pall Mall cigarettes, stand to profit from the consequences of the British exit from the European Union (BREXIT)…

NEWS: Health Policies Could Half Early Deaths

Public Health Interventions Could Half Early Deaths, a new study shows. The study entitled “Living longer, living well: How we can achieve the World Health Organization’s ‘25 by 25’ goals in the UK” shows that achieving the World Health Organization’s ’25 by 25’ goals, would give the equivalent of 1.12 million people in the UK an extra year of healthy, disability-free life. The study was published by The Richmond Group of Charities, a coalition of 12 leading health and social care organisations in the UK…

NEWS: UN To Scale Up NCDs Action

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