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22 May, 2019, 13:20 BST Brazil Files Historic Lawsuit to Hold Global Tobacco Companies Responsible for Health Harms

Today, in historic action to protect the lives and health of Brazilians, Brazil's Office of the Attorney General (Advocacia-Geral da União) filed a...


29 Apr, 2019, 05:01 BST UK Authorities Investigating British American Tobacco over Advertising of E-Cigarettes on Social Media

Following complaints by leading health organizations, the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority is investigating British American Tobacco's (BAT)...


26 Sep, 2018, 10:00 BST British American Tobacco's Use of Social Media Influencers to Sell Cigarettes Faces Legal Complaint in Brazil

Tobacco giant British American Tobacco (BAT) faces a new legal complaint in Brazil for the company's use of social media influencers to advertise...


26 Aug, 2018, 21:00 BST New Investigation Exposes How Tobacco Companies Market Cigarettes on Social Media in the U.S. and Around the World

Tobacco companies are secretly advertising cigarettes on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by paying social media...


30 May, 2018, 22:45 BST Tobacco-Free Kids: Sick Joke -- Philip Morris Repeats Call for Smoke-Free Future While It Aggressively Markets Cigarettes and Fights Efforts to Reduce Smoking Worldwide

As the world prepares to mark World No Tobacco Day on May 31, Philip Morris International is publishing ads repeating the company's claimed...


04 May, 2017, 22:17 BST Australia Reported to Win Landmark Trade Case on Tobacco Plain Packaging - Bold Strategy Is Spreading Worldwide

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: According to media reports, the World Trade Organization ...


05 Dec, 2016, 15:42 GMT Michael Bloomberg Continues His Life-Saving Leadership in Global Fight Against Tobacco

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Logo -...


19 May, 2016, 15:29 BST In Victory for Global Health, UK High Court Upholds Plain Tobacco Packaging Law - Innovative Strategy Spreads from Australia to Europe

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Logo -...