Category: Smoking policy

Tobacco-Related Health Fraud

All tobacco products are harmful to your health, despite what they taste, smell, or look like. Claiming less harm or reduced risk of disease from using tobacco products misleads consumers to think that these products are safe to use. FDA…

Full smoking ban is needed in Germany

Pubic health officials have called for Germany to introduce a national ban on smoking in all enclosed public places after research showed that the country’s16 federal states have largely failed to ban smoking in pubs, bars, and restaurants leaving guests…

Philip Morris in Uruguay

USING AN INVESTMENT TREATY TO UNDERMINE PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTIONS In Uruguay, where PMI’s market share is less than 15 percent (2009), the corporation is using a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between Switzerland (PMI’s corporate headquarters) and Uruguay to intimidate the…

WHO takes on chronic disease

MOSCOW — The World Health Organization focused for decades on infectious diseases, but now it’s putting non-communicable diseases near the top of its agenda. The fight against heart disease, diabetes, stroke, lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease may not seem…

Smoking Rates Go down in UK

Britain has achieved better results than many other countries at fighting its tobacco epidemic. Years of warnings about the hazards of smoking seem to be having an effect, with the UK placed at a quite low position (22nd) in a…