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Every year, tobacco kills almost six million people.

Big Tobacco is driving the world’s greatest preventable epidemic of death and disease, aggressively expanding in the world’s lowest-income countries. Our campaign saves lives by working with allies across the globe to secure health policies over the objection, intimidation and interference of the tobacco industry. Learn More

John Oliver delivered a blistering takedown of the tobacco industry, exposing its kid-targeted marketing and its "intimidation by litigation" tactics.

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Gigi Kellett and TJ Faircloth at the UN

Global Tobacco Treaty Unanimously Adopted

We helped ensure the unanimous adoption of the global tobacco treaty, the first global public health and corporate accountability treaty. The treaty protects nearly 90 percent of the world’s population.

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The tobacco giant is pushing Marlboros in colorful ads at kiosks and handing out free smokes at parties frequented by young adults - tactics that break India’s anti-smoking laws, government officials say. Internal documents uncovered by Reuters illuminate the strategy.
Cloe Franko
Philip Morris International "is waging a secret campaign to subvert the World Health Organization's anti-smoking treaty, which was designed to save lives by curbing tobacco use." That's the conclusion of a new investigation from Reuters.
NEW DELHI/LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - A group of cigarette company executives stood in the lobby of a drab convention center near New Delhi last November. They were waiting for credentials to enter the World Health Organization's global tobacco treaty conference, one designed to curb smoking and combat the influence of the cigarette industry.

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