Workshops and satellite session submissions open until 1 October

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Inside Philip Morris’ campaign to subvert the global anti-smoking treaty

The world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company is deploying its vast resources against international efforts to reduce smoking. Internal documents uncovered by Reuters reveal details of the secret operation.

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WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco control policies in last decade

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The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic published today finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas.

However, the tobacco industry continues to hamper government efforts to fully implement life- and cost-saving interventions, according to the new WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017.

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Guardian series 'tobacco, a deadly business' exposes the industry's threat to Africa

The series, supported by Vital Strategies, today features several articles looking at how, in the face of effective policies for reducing tobacco use in much of the world, the tobacco industry is moving its deadly trade into African markets.

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The challenge of making Africa smoke-free

An opinion piece published in Health 24. Jointly authored by Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf; Harry Lando; and Gan Quan

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Scholarships and free registrations deadline 15 August

A limited number of free registrations are available for community volunteers or individuals affected by lung disease. We are also pleased to be able to cover a limited number of registration fees and costs for invited symposia speakers and authors of accepted abstracts. Deadline for applications is 15 August.

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Lancet: Smoking status and HIV in low-income and middle-income countries

In high-income settings, the prevalence of tobacco use has been shown to be significantly higher in people living with HIV than among HIV-negative individuals of the same age and sex distribution. This at-risk pattern is one of the biggest threats to the number of years of life saved with antiretroviral therapy.

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Abstract and session submissions now open

The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health is now accepting online submissions of abstracts and sessions

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Global economic cost of smoking-attributable diseases

The aim of this paper is to measure the economic cost of smoking-attributable diseases in countries throughout the world, including in low- and middle-income settings.

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World Lung Cancer Day commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer

Press release from the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) on World Lung Cancer Day

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Tobacco Tax: The most effective least-used tool in public health

Johanna Dollerson, The Union, examines why tobacco tax is the least well implemented tobacco control policy, despite having been proved to be the most effective.

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The Union denounces PMI launch of a 'Foundation for a Smoke-free World'

The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease today denounced Philip Morris International’s (PMI) launch of a ‘Foundation for a Smoke-free World’ as a billion-dollar bribe the tobacco company hopes will secure it a seat at the table with public health policymakers around the world.

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