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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.

March 24, 2015

Delay in Pakistan’s Implementation of Large Graphic Warnings Will Cost Lives

International health experts commend Pakistan’s Ministry for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination for pressing forward with regulations to introduce graphic health warnings covering 85% of cigarette packs.

March 23, 2015

India’s Powerful New Ad Campaign Shows How Second-hand Smoke Causes Stroke and Heart Attacks

According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey, over half of adults in India are exposed to SHS at home and around 30% of adults are exposed to SHS at work. The ad campaign, entitled Clinical, was developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches $100 Million Data for Health Program in Developing Countries

Program uses new communications technology to advance public health data collection and monitoring. Goal is to help 1.2 billion people in 20 countries live healthier, longer lives.

March 19, 2015

The Tobacco Atlas Finds Industry Tactics Are Creating a Future of Missed Opportunities

The Tobacco Atlas, Fifth Edition (“The Atlas”), and its companion website TobaccoAtlas.org, were unveiled today by the American Cancer Society and Partners at the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health.

March 3, 2015

Irish Parliament Passes Plain Packaging for Cigarettes

Today the Irish Parliament passed legislation to introduce plain standardised packaging for cigarettes in Ireland. The legislation stops the tobacco industry from using pack color and design to appeal to smokers and non-smokers.

February 27, 2015

Policies in Line With the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Save Lives

Over the past decade, the FCTC has played a central role in calling governments to commit to reducing the burden of tobacco. Critically, it has also provided governments with clear advice about proven strategies that actually reduce tobacco use.

February 24, 2015

Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaigns Needed To Respond to High Rates of Tobacco Use in India

To address the epidemic of smoked and smokeless tobacco use in India, State governments across India are urged to use a new, free mass media campaign resource that can help to build support for tobacco control and encourage people to quit, or never initiate tobacco use.

February 18, 2015

New Campaign Calls for Junk Food and Sugary Drinks to be Removed From Children’s Lives in Mexico

Policy measures and behavior change needed to protect future generations from a lifetime of obesity and illness.

February 4, 2015

With Strong Tobacco Control, Reducing Cancer is not Beyond Us

To slow the toll in low and middle income countries, the Sustainable Development Goals should include a commitment to implementing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

January 22, 2015

Lung Health Care Capacity in Ethiopia Improved With Two Newly Trained Pulmonologists

The Training Initiative triples the number of pulmonologists in Ethiopia from one to three

December 23, 2014

Putting Tobacco Control Back on the Agenda is the Perfect Holiday Gift for Sustainable Development

“Tobacco control has a critical role to play in every aspect of sustainable development. Tobacco-related disease robs individuals of years of economic activity, negatively impacting families and economies. This doesn’t just relate to diseases traditionally associated with smoking; tobacco use is the one risk factor common to four major non-communicable diseases – cancers, cardiovascular and lung disease, and diabetes.”

December 15, 2014

Manufacturing is Only One of Many E-Cigarette Health Concerns

A statement regarding a feature story in the New York Times entitled “China’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety”, which reveals real problems with the manufacture of e-cigarettes in China.

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