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ASH Priorities at COP10

Media Contact: Megan Manning manningm@ash.org Introduction In 2005, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) entered into force, becoming a legally binding treaty that has now been joined by more than 180 countries. Parties to the FCTC meet every two years (officially called the Conference of the Parties or

Opposing Goals: The Tobacco Industry vs. Public Health

Author: Vivienne Brandt, ASH Policy and Communications Intern In 2003, the World Health Organization concluded negotiations of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which reaffirmed the right of all people to the highest attainable standard of health. This international treaty lays out the best practices to end the tobacco

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National Index Shines a Light on Tobacco Industry Interference in Lawmaking

National Index Shines a Light on Tobacco Industry Interference in Lawmaking New Report Released by Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) Exposes What Tobacco Industry Wants Ignored Media Contact: Megan Arendt, ASH (202) 390 – 9513 WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 8, 2020 – Philip Morris Tobacco Company’s internal goals for

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control – time for a civil society equivalent?

“Tobacco company strategies include promoting limited and highly selective information about minimally described and downplayed harms caused by their products, presenting themselves as responsible corporate citizens seeking solutions, and claiming altruism and innocence by association… Now more than ever, the industry seeks the credibility of association with reputable scientists and

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Essay from Atul, a 10th Grade Student in Chennai, India

Why does this year’s World No Tobacco Day matter to children? By: Atul, Grade X, Chennai, India Every year, 31 May is observed as World No Tobacco Day by the World Health Organization (WHO)  and this year’s theme is ‘protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and

New Report Highlights Tobacco Industry Meddling to Weaken Public Health Policy

Media Contact: Megan Arendt arendtm@ash.org (202) 390 – 9513 New Report Highlights Tobacco Industry Meddling to Weaken Public Health Policy The Tobacco (Including Vaping) Industry Cannot be a Stakeholder in Regulating its Products WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCTOBER 9, 2019 – U.S. Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2019, a report published by