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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 3, 2018

Rand study shows e-cigarettes must be regulated to protect youth

The study finds that 17 year-olds who use e-cigarettes are more likely to use both e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes by the age of 19.

October 2, 2018

New Report Points the Way to Better Health, Increased Equality for Peru

For the first time, Peru has published a 30-year trend analysis on the country’s causes of mortality.

October 1, 2018

New Research: Mass Media Campaigns Can Reduce Smoking Prevalence

New research proves that strategic, large-scale anti-tobacco media campaigns can lead to significant reduction in smoking prevalence and save millions globally, if countries will only invest in them.

September 28, 2018

New Addis Ababa Campaign Shows How Slower Speeds Can Save Lives

The campaign features a public service announcement showing the lifesaving effect of driving at 30 km/h in a residential area compared to the potential consequences of exceeding that limit.

September 24, 2018

Trouble Brewing: Four major global health organizations warn that countries are ignoring the harms of alcohol consumption

The report debunks misconceptions about alcohol use; exposes industry tactics to market to youth and women and derail regulation; and emphasizes the urgency of implementing proven, evidence-based policies.

September 15, 2018

In Bali, 100 people complete the puzzle that reveals the true face of tobacco

On the final day of the 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT), more than 100 people gathered in Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK), Bali, to promote a smoke-free Bali and protest against tobacco industry marketing and sponsorship targeting youth.

September 13, 2018

FDA must regulate e-cigarettes to protect children

We welcome news that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given five makers of popular vaping devices – Juul Labs, RJR Vapor, Altria Group, Imperial Brands and Logic – 60 days to prove they can keep their products away from minors.

September 10, 2018

Nine in ten Jamaicans want government action on obesity

Most (87%) agree that sugary drinks are a major contributor to obesity and 81% support a tax on sugary drinks if some of the revenues are invested in obesity reduction programs.

August 27, 2018

Vital Strategies joins other leading health organizations urging U.S. FTC to investigate big tobacco’s failure to disclose paid advertisements

The petition follows a two-year investigation, that found tobacco companies are paying young social media influencers with large audiences to post images of cigarettes and smoking and promote tobacco industry-sponsored events, contests and online promotions.

August 22, 2018

Bogotá Urges Drivers to Slow Down

The city of Bogotá, Colombia, reaffirmed its commitment to reducing road traffic crashes with a new campaign urging drivers to respect speed limits.

August 17, 2018

South Africa’s Tobacco Bill Will Save Lives – Don’t Let Big Tobacco Derail It

Vital Strategies has called on South Africa’s government to act to protect health and save lives by passing and implementing The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill.

August 13, 2018

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ New $20 Million Investment Will Expose and “STOP” Big Tobacco’s Deceptive Practices

Global health organization Vital Strategies congratulates Bloomberg Philanthropies on the launch of its new $20 million global tobacco industry watchdog, STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products).

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