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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.

July 23, 2015

Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Campaign May Encourage Millions of Quit Attempts

Campaign showing how second-hand smoke harms children is designed to encourage quitting and support for smokefree law

July 16, 2015

Increase in Tobacco Taxes Endorsed as Key Strategy To Finance Sustainable Development

Heads of State and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development, along with global experts, have endorsed increasing tobacco taxes as a key strategy to reduce tobacco consumption and the global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and help finance sustainable development.

July 7, 2015

101 Countries Lack Warnings About Tobacco Harms

Proportion of people who saw or heard an anti-tobacco mass media campaign from 2012-2014 was flat – indicating need for greater action

June 16, 2015

Community Health Workers Support New Family Planning Campaign in Kigoma

Trained community health workers working with Thamini Uhai (Value Life) campaign to promote the benefits of family planning.

June 1, 2015

Watershed Moment in Public Health as Beijing Goes Smoke Free

Beijing Municipal Government congratulated as 20 million more people are now covered by comprehensive smokefree laws. New mass media campaign highlights specific dangers of second-hand smoke to children.

May 31, 2015

Best Practice Mass Media Campaigns and Graphic Health Warnings a Powerful Combination

Powerful testimony of real victims of tobacco being used to raise awareness and change behavior in low and middle income countries

New Initiatives in Vietnam Will Help Reduce Toll of Secondhand Smoke

Women’s Union, Youth Union and Farmers’ Union and the establishment of new Viet Nam Tobacco Control Fund launch campaign highlighting dangers of secondhand smoke to women and children.

May 30, 2015

New Campaign Empowers Indonesians to Share Their Experiences of the Deadly Harms of Tobacco

Social media initiative aims to give a voice to the thousands of previously unheard victims of tobacco in Indonesia

May 25, 2015

New Campaign Launched in Kigoma to Promote Benefits and Use of Family Planning

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and EngenderHealth, Thamini Uhai (Value Life) campaign expanded to promote family planning.

May 5, 2015

Combating Air Pollution and Lack of Lung Doctors Key to Reducing Global Burden of Asthma

Toll becoming particularly acute in rapidly urbanizing, low and middle income countries least likely to have strict environmental regulation and well-funded health systems.

May 1, 2015

One Month After Sunita’s Death, India Still Waits for its Government to #AnswerSunita

Neighbouring countries Pakistan and Nepal are moving ahead with large graphic warnings. Tobacco has killed more than 80,000 Indian citizens in past 30 days.

April 27, 2015

FDA Delays in Implementation of New Tobacco Law Costing US Lives and Enabling Addiction

Nearly half a million Americans will have died from tobacco-related disease in the past year.

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