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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

Big Tobacco spends nearly $12.8 billion annually marketing its products in the U.S. alone. That's $3.5 million a day.

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Global Tobacco Treaty Unanimously Adopted

Gigi Kellett and TJ Faircloth at the UN

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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April 24, 2014
Corporate Accountability International
Corporate Accountability International recognizes the Food and Drug Administration’s preliminary effort to regulate e-cigarettes as a first step forward, but much bolder action is needed in order to protect kids’ health. Due to Big Tobacco and e-cigarette industry bullying, the FDA has failed to propose the actions necessary to protect youth from the industry’s kid-targeted marketing tactics, leaving cities and states across the country in the lurch.
John Stewart
Earlier this month, our Challenge Big Tobacco team organized hundreds of allies at the Fourth Latin American and Cari…
April 3, 2014
John Stewart, Senior Organizer
Sir Cyril Chantler’s report on plain packaging for tobacco products released today debunks Big Tobacco’s scaremongering and junk science geared towards undermining the UK’s commitment to implement life-saving health measures that will protect people, especially youth, from tobacco’s highly addictive and deadly effects.


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