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Catch up on the latest news from Vital Strategies and hear from our experts on how we’re addressing the leading public health issues around the world.

May 7, 2019

Turkey exposes damage caused by tobacco companies with groundbreaking new campaign

The Turkish Green Crescent Society has launched a new national campaign to highlight the damage caused by tobacco companies in Turkey. The campaign is the first of its kind to associate tobacco companies with tobacco-related deaths.

April 30, 2019

Statement from Vital Strategies on the FDA’s decision to approve IQOS for sale in the USA

Vital Strategies has expressed concern over the US Food and Drug Administration’s decision to approve Philip Morris International’s IQOS product for sale in the United States.

As Tobacco and E-Cigarette Companies Continue to Use Marketing Dollars to Win New Customers, CVS Health Pledges Not to Work with Agencies that Promote Smoking or Vaping

CVS Health, the nation’s premier health innovation company as well as the 7th largest company in the nation in terms of revenue, has pledged not to work with advertising or public relations agencies who work with tobacco and e-cigarette companies.

April 25, 2019

Health Organizations Call on The Walt Disney Company to Terminate Vice Media Partnership with Philip Morris International

The health organizations are asking Disney to require that Vice adopt a strict policy prohibiting the company and its subsidiaries from working with tobacco companies.

April 17, 2019

São Paulo Combats Drink Driving During Busy Holiday Season

The month-long campaign, “Never Drink and Drive,” aims to reach the 8 million drivers in the city through television, radio, social media, billboards and in movie theaters.

April 11, 2019

A new report shows how taxing unhealthy products saves lives

New research estimates that 50 million premature deaths could be averted worldwide in the next 50 years if countries increased excise taxes to deliver a 50 percent increase in the prices of tobacco products, alcohol and sugary beverages.

April 5, 2019

Taxing Unhealthy Products Can Save Lives and Help to Fund Universal Health Coverage

José Luis Castro, President and CEO of Vital Strategies, issued the following statement to coincide with World Health Day 2019: “Access to health care should be a universal human right, yet half the world’s population lacks essential medical services.”

March 28, 2019

“Hazy Perceptions” Report Examined 500,000 News and Social Media Posts from South and Southeast Asia to Gauge Public Understanding About Air Pollution

Air pollution causes more than 1.5 million deaths each year in South and Southeast Asia, but news and social media from a three-year period show poor public understanding of its major causes and the most promising solutions.

March 24, 2019

“It’s Time” for Governments to End TB

It is entirely unacceptable that every year 1.6 million people die from a disease that we have been able to treat since the 1940s. In developed nations, tuberculosis has nearly been eradicated, but in low- and middle-income countries, TB remains the leading infectious killer.

March 20, 2019

Resolve to Save Lives Announces US$1.25 Million in Grants to Promote Heart Health in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

LINKS is building a community of champions working to promote cardiovascular health around the world by connecting leading experts with each other and providing one-time, catalytic grants.

March 15, 2019

Statement from Sandra Mullin, Senior Vice President at Vital Strategies, on how big tobacco’s tactics shaped the children’s sugary drinks market

This new research from University of California San Francisco reveals that tobacco companies adapted youth-focused marketing strategies for their tobacco products to develop sugary drinks brands that are still popular today.

March 11, 2019

Statement from José Luis Castro, President and CEO of Vital Strategies, on President Donald Trump’s proposed 2020 budget for The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“Lives are at stake. We call on Congress and the Trump administration to put the public’s health before politics.”

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