What do you get when you call for creators around the world to stand up to Big Tobacco? More than 800 videos and social media graphics calling out the industry for the harms it causes, from creators across 43 countries.
It was all part of this year’s Global Media Competition, an annual contest organized by the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control, a partner in STOP. The competition gives creators the chance to spark positive change by raising awareness of the tobacco industry’s duplicitous business practices.
In just over a decade, the global community has made significant tobacco control progress, with some 4.7 billion people—63% of the world’s population—now covered by at least one comprehensive policy measure, a quadrupling since 2007 when only 1 billion people (15% of the world’s population) were covered.1 Despite this success, there is much to be done, particularly in the areas of policy implementation and enforcement. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one-fifth of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) consider better enforcement of FCTC measures absolutely imperative.2 Achieving this ambitious goal is dependent on several related factors: precise regulations, effective communication and engagement, coordinated monitoring and enforcement actions, and awareness of—and ability to counter— disruptive tobacco industry interference.
TOBACCO Control Implementation and Enforcement. The Union, [s.l.], May, 2022. 4p.
Caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), COVID-19 is an infectious disease that was first identified by the World Health Organization in late December 2019. There is significant range on the COVID-19 disease spectrum—from completely asymptomatic or mild infection to advanced disease progression that results in death. Much remains to be determined about the disease—and movement along its various stages—but there is strong evidence that certain populations are particularly vulnerable to adverse consequences and that certain underlying medical conditions exacerbate it. Smokers and smoking fall into these respective categories.
COVID-19 and Tobacco. The Union, [s.l.], May, 2022. 2p
Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) are very different, but both are considered “novel products”; the tobacco industry sometimes calls e-cigarettes and HTPs “next generation products” (NGPs) and frequently alleges that they are safer than combustible cigarettes.1 Both products have actually been around for some time: e-cigarettes were created in 2003 by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik, and HTPs were invented in the 1980s...
NOVEL Products, Young People, and Policy. The Union, [s.l.], May, 2022. 5p.
Novel and emerging tobacco and nicotine products—the World Health Organization labels them “undoubtedly harmful”1—will wreak significant havoc in low- and middle- income countries. Together, the particular circumstances in these countries create a perfect storm that will likely result in significant addiction, particularly among vulnerable youth. In an abundance of caution, The Union recommends comprehensive bans on these products—this includes prohibiting their sale, manufacture, importation, and exportation—as well as ensuring they are subject to TAPS (Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship) bans and SF (smoke-free) legislation.
E-CIGARETTES, Heated Tobacco Products, and the Need for Bans in LMICs. The Union, [s.l.], May, 2022. 4p.
Tobacco Vendor Licensing (TVL) reduces tobacco product availability and accessibility, particularly to vulnerable youth. A key tobacco control measure, TVL can limit tobacco retailer density around schools, parks, and hospitals; this is critically important because vendor abundance normalizes tobacco use, increases exposure to tobacco advertisements, and thwarts quit efforts. TVL can also restrict the types of products sold alongside tobacco and ensures inspectors know where products are sold, allowing for more effective enforcement of all point-of-sale tobacco laws.
TOBACCO Vendor Licensing. The Union, [s.l.], May, 2022. 2p.
General report that presents an overview of the last 4 years (2016-2020) on the activities of the Observatory team, as well as data on the interference variants of the tobacco industry in Brazil.
TURCI, Silvana Rubano Barretto et al. Observatory on the Tobacco Industry Strategies: 4 years in activity (2016-2020). Cetab/Ensp/Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, 17 ago. 2021. 39p.
Notícia que apresenta os diversos produtos derivados do tabaco: vapes, vaporizadores, canetas vaporizadores, canetas narguilé, cigarros eletrônicos (e-cigarros ou e-cigs) e e-cachimbos no formato de eletrônicos de entrega de nicotina (ENDS). Os mesmos são produtos de tabaco não combustíveis. Também apresenta dados estatísticos quanto ao consumo desses produtos.
VAPORIZERS, E-Cigarettes, and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Estados Unido, [s.l.]. https://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/products-ingredients-components/vap.... Acesso em: 25 nov. 2020.
Revista de uma conferência em Las Vegas,
OUR World Comes Together.
Documento interno da indústria do tabaco British American Tobacco, com informações de eventos e notícias dos países.
SUPPLEMENTARY Press cuttings.British American Tobacco, Inglaterra, 6 fev. 1992.Disponível em: https://idl.ucsf.edu/tobacco/docs/#id=gfcx0207 Acesso em: 13 jan. 2016.