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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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Patti Lynn
During the decade she directed the WHO, Dr. Chan fully embraced her role as Big Tobacco’s nemesis, exposing and blocking attempts by the tobacco industry to undermine public health protections. As the new Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia, takes her place, we urge him to uphold Dr. Chan's lifesaving legacy of standing up to Big Tobacco.
May 23, 2017
Corporate Accountability International
This week, one of Big Tobacco’s foremost front groups, the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), has responded to pressure from the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and public health advocates by cutting ties with the tobacco industry.
January 17, 2017
Corporate Accountability International
“By purchasing Reynolds, British American Tobacco now surpasses Philip Morris International as the largest global tobacco transnational.

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