tobacco industry

Jersey and Guernsey Sign up to WHO's Tobacco Control

A public health treaty set up to cut tobacco-related diseases and deaths has been extended to Jersey and Guernsey by the UK. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the distinguished global tobacco control instrument that sets the foundation for reducing both demand for and supply of tobacco products and providing a clear guidance for tobacco control policy at all levels. In order to sign up as a member, countries have to

Tobacco Use in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Risks and Challenges

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Siddiqi, Kamran. "Tobacco use in Sub-Saharan Africa: the risks and challenges." Nicotine & Tobacco Research (2019).
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In recent years, the tobacco pandemic’s magnitude and trajectory has shifted away from high-income countries to low- and middle-income countries and so have the tobacco industry’s marketing efforts and tactics.

Research suggests that Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to face the largest growth in tobacco use in the world.

Tobacco Industry Strategies Undermine Government Tax Policy: Evidence from Commercial Data

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Hiscock R, Branston JR, McNeill A, et al Tobacco industry strategies undermine government tax policy: evidence from commercial data Tobacco Control 2018;27:488-497.
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Objective: Taxation equitably reduces smoking, the leading cause of health inequalities. The tobacco industry (TI) can, however, undermine the public health gains realised from tobacco taxation through its pricing strategies. This study aims to examine contemporary TI pricing strategies in the UK and implications for tobacco tax policy.

Tobacco Industry Strategies Undermine Government Tax Policy: Evidence from Commercial Data

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Hiscock R, Branston JR, McNeill A, et al Tobacco industry strategies undermine government tax policy: evidence from commercial data Tobacco Control Published Online First: 09 October 2017. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053891
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Objective: Taxation equitably reduces smoking, the leading cause of health inequalities. The tobacco industry (TI) can, however, undermine the public health gains realised from tobacco taxation through its pricing strategies. This study aims to examine contemporary TI pricing strategies in the UK and implications for tobacco tax policy.

WHO's 2017 Global Tobacco Epidemic Report

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The World Health Organization (WHO)
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The latest report on the global tobacco epidemic from the World Health Organization (WHO) is now available to download.

Among its key findings is that around 4.7 billion people (63% of the world’s population) are now covered by at least one ‘best practice’ tobacco control measure from the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).

Advertising of Tobacco Products at Point of Sale: Who Are More Exposed in Brazil?

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Ferreira-Gomes AB, De Moura L, De Araújo-Andrade SS, Lacerda-Mendes F, Pérez CA, Abaakouk Z. Advertising of Tobacco Products at Point of Sale: Who Are More Exposed in Brazil? Salud Publica Mex 2017;59 (suppl 1):S105-S116. http://dx.doi.org/10.21149/7831
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Objective: To describe the adult population perception of cigarette advertising at point of sale, according to their tobacco use status and socio-demographic characteristics such as sex, age, race/color, region, household location and schooling.