BMJ editorial: Tobacco giant wants to eliminate smoking...and pigs might fly

Prof Simon Chapman on tobacco giants and the elimination of smoking.

'With tobacco companies now embracing the rhetoric of the end of smoking, it is time for governments to take the industry at its word and set those dates when combustible tobacco products will be banned.'

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WHO tells governments to reject Philip Morris-funded smoking foundation

The World Health Organization told governments on Thursday not to get involved in a foundation funded by tobacco firm Philip Morris International.

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2018 Luther Terry Awards nominations deadline 29 September

The deadline to nominate an individual for the 2018 Luther Terry Awards is 29 September, 2017, all nomination packages must be emailed to by this date.

Details about the nomination process and guidelines are available on the American Cancer Society website.

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WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat’s statement on the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

The Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) notes the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, led by a former official of the World Health Organization.

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Workshops and satellite session submissions open until 1 October

Read the guidelines and submit your sessions online now.

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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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