This section provides everything you need to shine a light on how Big Tobacco is causing a public health crisis.
Illicit tobacco trade costs governments staggering sums of revenue. At least $40.5 billion USD in current tax revenues is lost each year by governments to illicit tobacco trade.
Article 13 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) requires a complete ban on all forms of advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, including corporate social responsibility (CSR). CSR done by the tobacco industry should be banned.
Corporate social responsibility is a tobacco industry tactic to build goodwill with policymakers and the public, countering negative attention surrounding its deadly products, and defusing opposition from tobacco control advocates.
Pictorial warning labels on tobacco products counter tobacco industry advertising on tobacco products, increase knowledge about risks associated with tobacco use, reduce adolescents’ intentions to smoke, and motivate smokers to quit.
The tobacco industry understands that tobacco control measures are effective in preventing and reducing tobacco use, and has a history of using the same arguments against tobacco control to slow the legislative process.
The top five cigarette-consuming countries are China, Russia, United States, Japan and Indonesia.
16.9% of adults in Viet Nam have noticed cigarette advertising, sponsorship, or promotion.
45.1% of adults in Ukrainian have noticed cigarette marketing in advertisements, sponsorships, or promotions.
3 in 10 adults in Bangladesh have noticed cigarette marketing (other than in stores) or sporting event sponsorship.
Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Tobacco are the world’s four largest multinational tobacco companies.
The largest state tobacco monopoly is the China National Tobacco Corporation, which has the largest share of the global market among all companies.
89.7% of adults in Egypt have seen TV shows or films with scenes that contained cigarette smoking.
86% of adults in Egypt have seen TV shows or films with scenes that contained shisha smoking.
86.6% of adults in Egypt have seen TV shows or films with scenes that contained shisha smoking.
2 in 10 adults in Brazil have noticed cigarette marketing (other than in stores) or sporting event sponsorship.
Tobacco company-sponsored youth anti-smoking campaigns have never been shown to be effective in reducing youth smoking. In fact, they can make youth more likely to smoke.