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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.

October 9, 2015

China Tobacco Study Shows Urgent Need for Regulation and Education

Two-phase study incorporating three-quarters of a million Chinese citizens concludes smoking will kill one in three young men and claim two million lives every year by 2030.

October 7, 2015

Tobacco Carve-Out in TPP Provides Reassurance on Tobacco Control, But Threats to Health Still Remain

The ‘carve out’ on tobacco provides protection for countries already enacting strong measures – such as Australia’s adoption of plain packaging – and reassures the other governments that they can progress with the adoption of the strong tobacco control policies.

September 29, 2015

Robby’s Story Shows the Death and Suffering Caused by Indonesia’s Tobacco Habit

The campaign, ‘Rokok murah, obatnya yang mahal’ (Cigarettes Are Cheap, But The Cost To Tobacco Victims Is High), which was launched by the Ministry of Health at an event in Jakarta, shows the story of Robby, a 27-year-old man who lost his life to smoking-related cancer.

September 25, 2015

Support That Helps Governments Build Sustainable Capacity Essential to Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals include targets on reducing maternal mortality, deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes, ensuring universal access to health services including family planning, and reducing illness and death from air pollution and tobacco use.

September 24, 2015

José Luis Castro Leads NCD Alliance’s Next Phase of Global Action

José Luis Castro has assumed the chairmanship of the Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (NCD Alliance). Mr. Castro replaces Dr. Cary Adams of the Union for International Cancer Control, who steps down from his term as Chair of the NCD Alliance.

September 14, 2015

Graphic Campaign To Help Cut Deaths From Drink-Driving In Bogotá

New mass media campaign, “The destination is the choices we make”, shows the horror that can result from drinking alcohol and then driving – for both the driver and innocent victims.

September 3, 2015

Commitment and Enforcement Will be Key to Eradicating Tobacco Marketing in China

New tobacco advertising restrictions come into effect in China, which prohibit the advertisement of tobacco products in mass media, in public places, on public transport, and outdoors – particularly marketing and advertising targeted at minors.

August 28, 2015

Stronger Action Needed to Protect Brazil’s Youth From Tobacco Marketing

Mass and social marketing campaign to call for standardized packaging of tobacco products and enforcement of point of sale tobacco marketing bans.

August 25, 2015

Concerted Global Action Needed to Reduce Burden of Smokeless Tobacco Products

Mass and social marketing campaigns to raise awareness of health harms must be combined with regulation to restrict sales and marketing, particularly to youth.

August 6, 2015

Anti-Tobacco Campaign in the Philippines Highlights Health Harms of Smoking and Second-Hand Smoke

The national campaign, called “Cigarettes Are Eating You Alive,” highlights the dangers of smoking to adults and the health harms caused to children and non-smokers through exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS).

Governments Agree on a Way Forward for Global Development, Now It’s Time for Delivery

The final Outcome Document of the Post-2015 Development Agenda provides a blueprint for achieving optimal, sustainable human development over the next 15 years.

July 24, 2015

Congratulations to President Jorge Sampaio, Recipient of UN Humanitarian Award

Former Portuguese President Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio is the recipient of a new United Nations award for services to humanity, for his outstanding work in helping fight tuberculosis.

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