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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.

February 20, 2019

Statement from Sandra Mullin, Senior Vice President at Vital Strategies, on New Findings on Chile’s Food Labelling and Advertising Laws

According to the study, mothers understand that Chile’s food regulations are designed to combat childhood obesity and agree they are changing perceptions, attitudes and behaviors. Many are changing their purchasing decisions to buy healthier products for their children, who have become promoters of change in their families.

February 7, 2019

STOP Congratulates WHO For Rejecting Approach From the Philip Morris International-funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP), a global tobacco industry watchdog, welcomes news that World Health Organization’s Executive Board reaffirmed its position that it will not work with the Philip Morris International-funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.

February 5, 2019

Statement from José Luis Castro, President and CEO, Vital Strategies, in response to “Confronting Illicit Tobacco Trade,” a new report from World Bank Group

“We hope “Confronting Illicit Trade in Tobacco” emboldens governments across the globe to advance global efforts to reduce illicit trade that harms health, equity, governance and government revenues.”

February 3, 2019

Governments Can Reduce Half of New Cancer Cases with Stronger Health Policies

This World Cancer Day, we urge governments to implement proven, lifesaving policies such as taxes on unhealthy products. Without urgent action, the human and economic toll of cancer will only increase.

January 29, 2019

Over 100 Organizations from 50 Countries Denounce Attempt to Infiltrate WHO Policy Making By Philip Morris International-funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Public health experts from around the world have urged the World Health Organization’s Executive Board to reject the Philip Morris International-funded Foundation’s appeal to WHO to collaborate on tobacco control policies.

January 23, 2019

New report uncovers more than 100 think tanks were paid to promote tobacco industry interests

An exposé in The Guardian revealed covert financial and business links between the tobacco industry and a global network of business and economic think tanks that have played a key role in undermining tobacco control in dozens of countries.

December 20, 2018

Altria investment in Juul confirms their common goal – to hook a new generation of users

A statement from Dr. Neil Schluger, Senior Advisor for Science, Vital Strategies on Altria’s purchase of a major stake in Juul, the company widely responsible for the explosive growth in vaping among youth in the United States.

December 7, 2018

Statement from José Luis Castro, President and CEO, on the WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018

“One death on the road is one too many. We know what measures work, and the adoption and strict enforcement of best practice legislation – supported by reliable data and hard-hitting media campaigns – can change risky behaviors and save lives in years to come.”

December 3, 2018

First-ever communication campaign demonstrates dangers of trans fats and calls for its elimination from India’s food supply

Heart Attack Rewind will be broadcast across India in 17 languages for a period of four weeks on major digital platforms.

December 1, 2018

World AIDS Day: Statement from José Luis Castro, President and CEO of Vital Strategies

“HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, despite significant advancements in treating and preventing the virus, and we are falling short of the Sustainable Development Goals target to end AIDS by 2030.”

November 30, 2018

Vital Strategies Will Help States Reduce Overdose Deaths

As a partner in the new $50 million investment from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Vital Strategies will support governments and communities in U.S. states to reduce overdose deaths, now the leading cause of death for people under 50 in the U.S.

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