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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.

June 11, 2019

How to Save 100 Million Lives Through Improved Heart Health

A new study in the journal Circulation reports nearly 100 million lives could be saved by increasing the number of people around the world treated for high blood pressure, by reducing salt intake and by eliminating trans fat from the global food supply.

June 5, 2019

When #EveryBreathHarms, Governments Must Take Action on Air Pollution

Each breath can bring harmful pollutants into the bloodstream lung disease, heart disease, cancer, and impaired brain development in children.

May 31, 2019

World No Tobacco Day marks campaign launches in 10 countries to improve tobacco control policies, boost quitting, and counter the tobacco industry

Vital Strategies marks World No Tobacco Day with media campaigns and initiatives around the world that highlight the deadly effects of tobacco use and secondhand smoke and the efforts of governments to implement proven solutions.

May 22, 2019

Statement from Vital Strategies on the Government of Brazil’s lawsuit against the tobacco industry to recover costs of treating tobacco-related disease

The lawsuit aims to recover the costs to Brazil’s health system of treating 26 tobacco-related diseases over the past five years.

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.

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