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4th Edition of The Tobacco Atlas Predicts Middle-Eastern Women and Children Face Increasing Risk for Tobacco-related Deaths and Disease Download press release in Arabic (Cairo, Egypt) – Middle Eastern countries are a major target for tobacco industry sales and marketing according to... more...Political will, public support and a comprehensive package of tobacco control policies can bring major reductions in smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke (New York, USA) – Peter Baldini, Chief Executive, World Lung Foundation (WLF) today issued the following statement of... more...Immediate need to combat Big Tobacco’s use of social media channels to circumvent marketing bans and recruit young smokers (New York, USA) – In advance of World No Tobacco Day, World Lung Foundation (WLF) revealed the results of a recent survey into the use of social media by tobacco... more...(New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation today congratulated the government of the Republic of Ireland on its plans to introduce plain standardised packaging for cigarettes. When the planned legislation comes into effect – likely early in 2014 – Ireland will become the second country in the... more...Read this release in Vietnamese Recent Survey Finds Most Senegalese Don’t Smoke And Think Tobacco Is Harmful (Hanoi, Viet Nam) – More than 2,000 people have already registered on www.vn0khoitthuoc.com to pledge their support for the implementation of the new smokefree... more...(New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) today warned that the sequestration of the United States Federal Budget will have the unintended consequence of slowing efforts to control and eradicate tuberculosis – particularly multi-drug resistant tuberculosis - both in the U.S. and... more...Read this release in French Recent Survey Finds Most Senegalese Don’t Smoke And Think Tobacco Is Harmful (May 15, 2013, New York and Dakar, Senegal) – Today Ligue Sénégalaise contre le Tabac (LISTAB) and World Lung Foundation (WLF) launched a new website and online petition,... more...Download Vietnamese Press Release (Hanoi, Vietnam) – A national mass media campaign was launched today in Hanoi to support the implementation of Viet Nam’s new smokefree law, which came into effect on May 1st, 2013. The campaign, which combines TV ads, SMS... more...(New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation is a leading NGO dedicated to reducing the illness and death caused by tobacco and other critical public health issues. --> Ten years ago, I was Director of Communications at the NYC Department of Health when Mayor Bloomberg... more...FDA is one step closer to implementation of graphic warnings on cigarette packs (New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) today welcomed a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a challenge by the tobacco industry against the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control... more...Program has awarded 500 grants since 2007, across 70 countries with a combined population of over five billion people (New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) today congratulated the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use on its achievement in having awarded 500 grants... more...Plan expected to reduce smoking prevalence and raise $78 billion over next decade to fund early childhood education (April 10, 2013, New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) has welcomed a proposed increase in federal tobacco tax announced today in President Obama’s budget... more...Download the release in French (Dakar, Senegal) – Today marks the launch of the first-ever national mass media campaign to warn Senegalese people about the harms of tobacco. The campaign, developed by the Ministry of Health and Social Action and World Lung Foundation, graphically... more...World Lung Foundation Urges Swift Development of New Graphic Labels (Manila, Philippines and New York, USA) – Eight provinces across the Philippines today re-launched a campaign to warn people about the harms of tar in cigarettes. The ad, developed by the Department of Health with support... more...World Lung Foundation Urges Swift Development of New Graphic Labels (New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) noted that public health in the United States took a major step backwards today. This setback is a result of a U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) decision not to seek... more...(New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) applauds legislation introduced today in New York City to ban tobacco displays at retail shops throughout the city. The legislation, unveiled today by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Health Commissioner Tom Farley and members of the New York... more...More money needed for diagnostic equipment, drug therapy development, lung health professionals and monitoring (New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) today warned that the global health community’s opportunity to eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) soon will be gone – for the time... more...Comprehensive legislation could save millions of lives and be a model for Eastern Europe (New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) today congratulated the Russian Federation for passing comprehensive new tobacco control laws. The legislation passed in both houses of parliament and was... more...Comprehensive legislation could save millions of lives and be a model for Eastern Europe (New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) today congratulated the Russian Federation for passing comprehensive new tobacco control laws through their second reading in the Duma. The legislation,... more...Currently there are no chest physicians in country with high burden of lung disease (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) announced it has launched the Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship Program, an initiative to train the first generation of lung health... more...Download in Swahili Merck for Mothers Global Giving Program Donates nearly $500,000 for Technology That Will Connect Experts to Obstetric Emergencies in Rural Areas (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) has been awarded $488,500 from Merck,... more...Recent reports indicate government is violating its commitment to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) today called on the UK Government to honour its commitments to a global treaty on tobacco control. According to recent press... more...(New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation today welcomed the U.S. Federal Drug Administration’s approval of Sirturo, a new treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB), but it also cautioned that limited clinical trial data mean there may still be unknown risks. The foundation called... more...(New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) today welcomed progress during 2012 in tobacco control and in the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease and acute respiratory infections. Successes during the past year have included the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products in... more...(New York, USA) – On World AIDS Day, World Lung Foundation commended the U.S. government for emphasizing the importance of targeted TB-HIV intervention as a critical means to achieve its goal of an AIDS-free generation. According to the Stop TB Partnership, more than 1,000 people infected... more...But Governments Fail to Adequately Address Tobacco Taxation (New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation today commended national governments for reaching agreement on measures to combat smuggling of tobacco products and to establish legal methods of holding the industry to account for... more...The scene in the Plenary Hall at COP (day 2) at COEX Convention Centre in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation today commended delegations from more than 170 countries for adopting a new international protocol that sets out rules for combating tobacco... more...Experts from the American Cancer Society, World Lung Foundation and the World Bank reveal links between the tobacco industry’s aggressive tactics and impediments to economic development (Washington, D.C. , USA) –A panel of global experts on health and... more...Commitments from Bloomberg Philanthropies and H&B Agerup Foundation Expected to Impact At Least 50,000 Mothers and Children by 2016 (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation (WLF) today welcomed an extension of funding for its Maternal Health... more...4th Edition of The Tobacco Atlas Warns of Death, Disease and More Poverty If Current Trends Continue (Dakar, Senegal) – Africa is a major target for tobacco industry sales and marketing according to the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation, who released the French... more...World Lung Foundation Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to Lead Public Health Initiatives (New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves today awarded their first major research grants to assess the health impact of cleaner fuels and... more...Urges Other Nations to Follow Australia’s Leadership in Global Fight Against Tobacco (New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation today hailed a decision by Australia’s High Court to dismiss claims by Japan Tobacco Inc., British American Tobacco Plc, Philip Morris International Inc. and... more...(New York, USA) – Today, at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, World Lung Foundation called on state health departments to use graphic, evidence-based mass media campaigns to reduce youth smoking and increase adult smoking cessation. World Lung Foundation experts also noted that... more...Calls for Accelerated Program of Action in Tanzania (New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation today welcomed the publication of a new report, “ Building a Future for Women and Children: The 2012 Report ”, published by Countdown to 2015 - a global movement of academics,... more...View Vietnamese Press Release (Hanoi, Vietnam and New York, USA) – More than 5,000 youth have signaled their support of a smoke-free Vietnam. Since the country’s first SMS tobacco control campaign launched in mid-May, thousands have added their names to... more...(Dhaka, Bangladesh, and New York, USA) – On World No Tobacco Day, World Lung Foundation and the National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC) launched a nationwide campaign in Bangladesh showing the many harmful illnesses caused by tobacco use, including lung cancer, heart... more...New Ministry of Health report highlights risk of tobacco to health of China’s citizens New smokefree laws in Harbin and Tianjin will protect 23.5 million against those harms (New York, USA) –World Lung Foundation today welcomed two significant steps in the advancement of tobacco... more...(Manila, Philippines and New York, USA) – World No Tobacco Day marks the launch of a new tobacco control campaign across eight provinces in the Philippines. The ad, developed by the Department of Health with support from University of the Philippines and World Lung... more...(New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation welcomed a new study published in Tobacco Control journal that predicted countries could reduce the global adult smoking rate by 44 percent by 2030. The study, entitled “ The potential impact of smoking control policies on future global smoking... more...New report highlights alarming lack of awareness of the risks of smoking and secondhand smoke to heart health (April 20, 2012, New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation today welcomed a new report published by World Heart Federation, World Health Organization and the International... more...- At least half a billion people have MDR or XDR TB - - 2 Million Will Die From TB This Year and More Than 8 Million New Cases Will Develop - - Potential Rays Of Hope In New Treatment Regimens, Diagnostic Tools And Medicines - more...(New York, USA) - World Lung Foundation today released the following statement from Peter Baldini, Chief Executive Officer, after the announcement of Philanthropist and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s historic $220 million commitment to global fight against tobacco use at the... more...*In 2010, tobacco industry’s profit was equivalent to US$6,000 for each death caused by tobacco. * Since the 1st Tobacco Atlas in 2002, almost 50 million people have died from tobacco. * 43 trillion cigarettes have been smoked in the last decade. (Singapore) - The Tobacco Atlas ,... more...(New York, USA) - World Lung Foundation today applauded the new public education campaign launched today from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The campaign, called “Tips From Former Smokers,” is the first of its kind from a federal agency in the United States. Sandra... more...(New York, USA) - World Lung Foundation today welcomed the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, which shines a much-needed light on the epidemic of youth smoking in the United States and the marketing efforts of the tobacco industry to hook a new generation of victims. The report, Preventing... more...New Campaign Facebook Page To Provide Support For People Seeking to Quit (New Delhi, India) - A new tobacco control campaign was launched today in India to warn people about the deadly effects of second-hand smoke exposure on children. The campaign, developed by the Ministry of... more...View Press Release in Spanish (Tabasco, Mexico) - The Ministry of Health of the State of Tabasco, Mexico, today launched a new graphic mass media campaign called "Quit Smoking, It’s Worth It". The campaign graphically depicts that children and teenagers exposed to secondhand... more...(New York, USA) - World Lung Foundation today called for governments to enact legislation to require plain packaging for cigarettes, citing it as perhaps the best “unwrapped” gift to public health in 2012. As people who smoke plan their New Year resolution to quit smoking, World Lung... more...Launch of new report highlights five years of advances in global tobacco control (New York, USA) - World Lung Foundation today congratulated Bloomberg Philanthropies on the launch of its first progress report of the global Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use (the Initiative), of... more...(Jakarta, Indonesia) - The government of DKI Jakarta today launched Indonesia’s first-ever graphic mass media campaign to warn people about the dangers of smoking. The campaign graphically depicts how smoking damages vital organs of the body and can cause serious health problems, even... more...UN Meeting on NCDs Is Important First Step in Addressing Global Toll of Lung Disease, Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease (New York, United States) - World Lung Foundation today urged world leaders meeting at the United Nations to reduce deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs)... more...(New Delhi, India and New York, USA) - A national tobacco control campaign launched today in India to warn people about the dangers of bidi smoking. The campaign, developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with support from World Lung Foundation, graphically depicts a bidi smoker... more...Urges Tobacco Control Measures As A Cost-Effective Way To Reduce Toll of Non-Communicable Diseases (New York, USA) - World Lung Foundation called for an acceleration of tobacco control measures in the wake of a new report from World Bank entitled “Toward a Healthy and Harmonious Life... more...View in Spanish World Lung Foundation Welcomes First-Ever Global Assessment of Tobacco Control Mass Media (New York, USA) - World Lung Foundation today welcomed the World Health Organization (WHO) Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2011 in Montevideo, Uruguay. This... more...(New York, USA) - World Lung Foundation today condemned the action by Philip Morris in launching a legal action against the Australian government and commended that government’s strong rebuttal of the legal challenge. Philip Morris is contesting that the Australian government’s... more...Download release in Swahili A lack of Basic Surgical Supplies and Trained Personnel Threatens Progress (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania) - On World No Tobacco Day, World Lung Foundation launches a new web resource for governments, World Lung Foundation convened a “Summit on Stopping... more...Contact Maria Sarungi-Tsehai, Dar Es Salaam 784235215 Jorge Alday, New York City +1 6463548922 WHAT: Summit to Address Maternal Death in Tanzania World Lung Foundation will convene a two day (13 and 14 June) “Summit on Stopping Needless Maternal Deaths” to address... more...(Dhaka, Bangladesh and New York, USA) - World No Tobacco Day marks the launch of the first national tobacco control mass media campaign in Bangladesh. The campaign, developed by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare with support from World Lung Foundation, Bangladesh Center for... more...Campaigns In Africa, Asia and Europe Signal Globalization of Tobacco Counter-Marketing (New York, USA) - On World No Tobacco Day, World Lung Foundation is supporting new tobacco control mass media campaigns in Albania, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, India, Mauritius, Philippines, Russia, and... more...License-free access to impactful graphic images reduces cost and time to market (New York, USA) - On World No Tobacco Day, World Lung Foundation launches a new web resource for governments, NGOs and advocates planning to implement pictorial warnings on cigarette packs. The Tobacco... more...(Port Louis, Mauritius and New York, USA) - The Mauritius Ministry of Health and Quality of Life (MOH & QL) has begun a national mass media campaign, which graphically depicts the amount of tar found in the average smoker’s lungs. The “Sponge” campaign will air nationally on TV,... more...Commends Russian Government for Hosting Vital Global NCD Meeting and Increasing Its Own Commitment to Tobacco Control (Moscow, Russia and New York, United States) - World Lung Foundation today urged health ministers attending a critical meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs)... more...ChewOnThis.in Integrates Mobile and Social Media and Ringtones for Viral Impact (Delhi, India and New York, United States) - A group of health organizations including government, local, national and international NGOs such as Tata Memorial Hospital, World Lung Foundation, Indian... more...Calls for governments to accelerate implementation of tobacco control measures as a quick, cost-effective way to reduce global death and disease (New York, United States) - World Lung Foundation has welcomed the release of a new research paper published in The Lancet. The paper,... more...(March 24, 2011, New York, NY) – Coinciding with World TB Day, World Lung Foundation today issued a white paper exploring the links between tuberculosis and tobacco use. The paper, entitled “Directions: The Deadly Pairing of Tuberculosis and Smoking,” is a meta-study of research from... more...WORLD LUNG FOUNDATION LAUNCHES WEB CAMPAIGN TO URGE HEADS-OF-STATE TO ATTEND UN SUMMIT ON NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES *Tobacco use, the world’s #1 preventable killer, Remains Neglected in Millennium Development Goals* *15,000 Deaths a Day Can Be Prevented if Governments Address Tobacco Use... more...(London, United Kingdom, and New York, United States) - On UK No Smoking Day World Lung Foundation called on the British Government to progress its plans to ban in-store cigarette display advertising and also to ban all branding on cigarette packets, without delay. A ban on display... more...(New York, United States) - World Lung Foundation today announced it has joined the NCD Alliance to advocate for the inclusion of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Working toward a high-level summit meeting that will be attended by heads of... more...(Chennai, India and New York, United States) - The Smokefree Chennai project of the Tamil Nadu Government today launched a new mass media campaign to inform millions of Tamilian smokers about the serious effects tobacco has on their health and the health of their children. The statewide... more...(New York, NY) - World Lung Foundation today called on health care providers and governments to do more to prevent cancer, in terms of activity and spend. While important breakthroughs are being made in cancer diagnosis and treatment, low-cost prevention strategies like effective tobacco... more...WLF Urges the President to Make This an Even Greater Public Health Priority in Tanzania to Reduce Maternal Deaths (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania) - With the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to reduce maternal deaths falling far below the mark in Tanzania and other African... more...Minister of Health, Donors and Field Staff Discuss Progress and Future Action to Reduce Maternal Deaths Download press release in Swahili (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania) - World Lung Foundation convened its first-ever Maternal Health Summit in Tanzania to bring together international... more...The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India today launched an intensely graphic campaign to reduce illness and deaths from smokeless tobacco, which is used by tens of millions of Indians every day. The ad, called “Mukesh,” was developed by the National Tobacco Control Program in... more...(New York, New York) -World Lung Foundation commented on the status of Chinese tobacco control as the deadline passed for implementing certain policy measures required under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, a treaty China ratified in 2005 and that came into force in 2006. China is... more...(New York, New York) -World Lung Foundation today welcomed the World Health Organization's endorsement of new automated testing that promises to improve diagnosis of the disease, but cautioned that investment in such technology cannot succeed without parallel investment in health worker... more...(New York, New York) -Today World Lung Foundation joined the tobacco control community in supporting Uruguay's efforts to withstand legal challenges by Philip Morris International against its strong cigarette pack warning laws. Uruguay requires that 80 percent of the front and back of... more...(New York, NY) -Today World Lung Foundation announced the addition of four new members to its board of directors. Dr. Chen-Yuan Chiang , Sunil Hirani , Bruce Mandell and Eric B. Rosenbaum begin their duties immediately as WLF continues to expand its portfolio of programs and activities... more...(New York, United States and Warsaw, Poland) - Today the Ministry of Health of Poland and the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate launched a mass media campaign to build support strong amendments to the new national smoke-free law. The "Smokefree Workplaces, Pub" campaign was developed with technical... more...(New York, NY) -Acute respiratory infections (ARIs), a disease group that includes pneumonia, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), are responsible for 4.25 million deaths each year, according to the first-ever Acute Respiratory Infections Atlas ( ARIAtlas.org ), published today... more...(New York, United States and Moscow, Russia) -World Lung Foundation today welcomed the release of new tobacco use survey data from the Russian government and urged immediate action to reduce demand for tobacco. The Global Survey of Adult Tobacco Use (GATS) is a rigorous population-based... more...(New York, NY) -World Lung Foundation today released the following statement on the results of a National Cancer Institute research into the use of CT scans to detect lung cancer in smokers. Peter Baldini, Chief Executive Officer and President of World Lung Foundation, said: "The... more...Download Vietnamese Press Release (New York, NY) - World Lung Foundation today congratulated the government of Viet Nam on the completion and release of a major new survey results about tobacco use. The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is conducted to a rigorous global standard and... more...(New York, NY) - World Lung Foundation today welcomed the publication of Global Adult Tobacco Survey data in India. The survey is conducted to a rigorous global standard and tracks tobacco use, exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and tobacco control measures across a number of different... more...