Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

2021 Global Media Competition "Lies & Cover-Ups: Time to Make Tobacco Pay"

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez - 4 May 2021

Submit your posters, short videos,&/or infographics to the"Lies & Cover-Ups: Time to #MakeTobaccoPay" Global Media Competition at


The 2021 Global Media Competition organized by the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC), a partner of STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog, seeks compelling visual designs that portray tobacco industry’s tactic of using deception to undermine health policies and escape liability.


Tobacco kills 8,000,000 people each year, costing the world’s economy US$1.4 trillion annually. Through its lies and deception, the tobacco industry has perpetuated a pandemic by undermining government efforts to protect public health. To date, it has yet to pay for the harms it has caused.


For its second year, the Global Media Competition (GMC) will welcome entries in the form of posters, short videos, and infographics that convey how the tobacco industry conceals, covers up, and misrepresents the enormous burdens it has placed on people, the environment, health systems, and the global economy.