Summary results of the global youth tobacco survey in selected countries of the WHO European Region (2020)

December 2020 Author: World Health Organization Download English (PDF, 3.08 MB) The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is one of the globally standardized surveys of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System. The GYTS is a school-based survey that collects data on tobacco use among young people in grades associated with ages 13–15 years and key tobacco-control indicators. […]

New WHO report reveals that while smoking continues to decline among European adolescents, the use of electronic cigarettes by young people is on the rise

December 2, 2020 Author: World Health Organization Tobacco use among young people in the WHO European Region remains a public health concern. Despite the overall downward trend, several countries of the Region observed an increase in tobacco use prevalence among young people in the latest round of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey. While cigarettes remain […]

Kids Are Big Tobacco’s “Replacement” Customers

3 December, 2020 Author: Tobacco Free CA While the tobacco industry claims they no longer target kids, they still use tactics to attract kids to use their products. They use enticing flavors, colorful packaging, and names and logos similar to popular types of candy11. And many of these products are often placed in kid-friendly locations […]

179 Organizations Worldwide Call on Google to Ban Apps that Encourage Smoking and Vaping from Google Play Store

October 28, 2020 Tobacco Free Kids WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids today along with 179 organizations from 62 countries called on Google to adopt a new policy prohibiting applications that encourage the purchase or consumption of smoking and vaping products in the Google Play store and to remove all current apps promoting […]

Letter to Google to immediately remove and adopt a policy to prohibit applications that encourage purchase or consumption of smoking and vaping products in the Google Play store.

October 28, 2020 Authors: Mr Pichai CEOTobacco Free Kids We represent tobacco control, public health, corporate accountability, and consumer protection organizations fighting to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll around the world. We are writing today to urge Google to immediately remove and adopt a policy to prohibit applications that encourage purchase or consumption […]

Tobacco Industry: Manipulating the Youth into a Lifelong Addiction (2020)

The tobacco industry causes a net loss to the global economy, annually costing USD 1.4 trillion in economic losses[1] and killing 8 million people; with a disproportionate impact in developing nations as over 80% of the 1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).[2] Investment analysts estimate that the industry creates at least […]

How bad is Juuling for the environment?

April 29, 2020 As a long-term smoker who has tried unsuccessfully to quit cold turkey, one of my biggest victories came in early 2019 when I picked up a Juul for the first time. It was love at first pull and, after a few days of formaldehyde clouds, I even lost the desire to pick […]