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

The Guardian newspaper is running a series, tobacco, a deadly business, focused on the devastation caused by the tobacco epidemic, which continues to take millions of people’s lives around the world each year.

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. It exposes Big Tobacco’s aggressive work to recruit new smokers in countries across Africa, and reviews efforts to resist this.

The series includes a video explainer ‘the tobacco industry’s march on Africa’

You can read the articles below


Perfect Storm: Smoking Rises in African Youth @JLCastroGarcia features in this @bbcworldservice programme. Listen here: #WCTOH2018 #NoTobacco #WorldTBDay

Bloomberg Philanthropies' Dr Kelly Henning writes about the need for fresh thinking and strong implementation of policies to fight non-communicable diseases @drkellyhenning @BloombergDotOrg #NCDs #SDGs

Following #WCTOH2018 @BloombergDotOrg reviews progress in global tobacco control. 'Reducing Tobacco Use, A Year in Review' includes a podcast with @JLCastroGarcia on the impact of the MPOWER measures.

Op-Ed: Turning the tide on avoidable deaths in Africa @JLCastroGarcia and @katiedain1 on the 'perfect storm brewing on the African continent between smoking, HIV and tuberculosis and diabetes.' @dailymaverick #WCTOH2018

Powerful Op-Ed from @JLCastroGarcia and @katiedain1 on how #WCTOH2018 has helped turn the tide of avoidable deaths in Africa, stemming from the deadly combination of #smoking, #HIV and #tuberculosis and #diabetes. #NoTobacco @dailymaverick