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  • Change on the Ground Floor: Tobacco Control in Vietnam    Change on the Ground Floor: Tobacco Control in Vietnam WLF Communications Associate Sam Kolinsky recently returned from Vietnam, where he happened to experience some of the effects of the nation’s smoke-free laws firsthand. Field Reports sat down with Sam to learn a little bit more about the ramifications of these laws… and how it’s changing... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health 1.5 million died last year from this curable disease A new campaign allows you to see the purely cosmetic effects of 20 years of smoking . (Daily Mail) 1.5 million died last year from tuberculosis , reports CNN. Giving steroids to women in... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 93    Gallery of Shame 93 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame vintage entry is a disgusting example of how Big Tobacco happily paired messages of sex and faux-legitimacy to sell their deadly products. Sourced from the invaluable Stanford Gallery , this 1968 ad features eye-popping... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Tobacco companies want to expand their consumer base in Africa, and have targeted new prospective smokers in their marketing, particularly women and younger groups. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters WLF co-sponsored film Tobacco: The Killer Crop screens at COP6.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Online Cigarette Pack Images Resource Unveiled at COP6 to Help African Governments Cost-Effectively and Bluntly Warn Against Tobacco    Online Cigarette Pack Images Resource Unveiled at COP6 to Help African Governments Cost-Effectively and Bluntly Warn Against Tobacco * World Lung Foundation and the Secretariat of the WHO FCTC Host 50 Cost-Free Images Tested in Africa That Clearly Explain Harms of Tobacco Use * (Moscow, Russia; Geneva, Switzerland and New York, USA) – At the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the World Health Organization... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 92    Gallery of Shame 92 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame vintage entry examines how Big Tobacco uses “fresh”, “pure”, and “natural” imagery to make smoking appear harmless – despite all evidence to the contrary. In this vintage R.J. Reynolds ad, the consumer is... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 91    Gallery of Shame 91 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a great example of how Big Tobacco continually attempts to recycle their most effective marketing tactics – even when they’ve been legislatively prohibited from doing so. In this Camel ad, an African-American... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Abortion In India Is Legal Yet Women Are Still Dying (photo: Poulomi Basu for NPR ) Big Tobacco launches an aggressive campaign in Australia, pitching e-cigarettes as “ medicine ”. (ABC) Banning smoking in subsidized housing in the U.S. could save half a... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 90    Gallery of Shame 90 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a vintage example of how tobacco companies use weight fears to sell cigarettes to women – with devastating health consequences. In this vintage 1969 ad , we see the precursor of modern Big Tobacco campaigns... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 89    Gallery of Shame 89 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry comes to us from Russia – where tobacco companies pour millions into campaigns designed to make smoking appealing to women. This ad for Kiss cigarettes is chock-full of “glamorous” feminine indicators: sun glasses,... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Asia's rising tobacco epidemic People are seen at a designated smoking area on a street in Tokyo, on May 31, 2013 (AFP Photo/Toru Yamanaka) Yahoo reports on Asia’s rising tobacco epidemic . Indoor air pollution is killing 4 million a year, reports... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 88 Gallery of Shame 88 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a prime example of how tobacco companies co-opt consumers’ genuine intentions to quit smoking – luring them in with false promises of safety and reduced harm, while keeping people hooked. This 1997 Merit ad... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Mexican campaign calls for children to be protected from junk food and sugary drink marketing Mexican campaign calls for children to be protected from junk food and sugary drink marketing Action needed to protect future generations from a lifetime of obesity and illness (Mexico City, Mexico and New York, United States) – World Lung Foundation today congratulated the Mexican civil society network the Alliance for Healthy Food on the second phase launch of an obesity... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Gates Foundation Pledges $50 Million to Fight Ebola The New York Times profiles dogs who have been trained to sniff out certain cancers. NPR covers a revolutionary ambulance program in Bangalore – designed to help emergency services cut through... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 87    Gallery of Shame 87 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a great example of how e-cigarette companies market their products as family-friendly and healthful… despite continuing safety concerns. In this 2013 Regal e-cigarette ad, a father blithely smokes an e-cigarette in... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Cigarette packages deliver a public health message in Indonesia. (Tatan Syuflana/AP) WLF co-launches the first-ever regional anti-tobacco mass media campaign in Francophone Africa. The Washington Post constructs a time-lapse graphic that illustrates... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 86    Gallery of Shame 86 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a prime example of how tobacco companies target young consumers – especially teens – with fun-loving imagery and messaging that emphasizes vitality. In this Newport ad (via Stanford Research into the impact of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 85    Gallery of Shame 85 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a prime example of how tobacco companies around the world depict smokeless tobacco as a harmless alternative to smoking – with devastating consequences. This recent Skoal ad reflects common themes in smokeless... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health This Week in Global Health Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are much more likely to try tobacco, CDC says (Washington Post) Note : WLF’s Day of Social Media Action against tobacco use in India is Monday; share #Sunita’s story here:... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health This Week in Global Health Why Ebola Is Making It Harder To Provide Good Health Care WLF has almost reached its goal to spread #Sunita’s story about smokeless tobacco’s health harms; learn more here ! Maternal mortality in Nigeria remains high – killing over 40,000 women in the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 84    Gallery of Shame 84 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is another example of how Big Tobacco pitched cigarettes both as a mood-altering relaxant and an “energizing” stimulant – hooking thousands of people with bogus, and seemingly paradoxical, mental health benefits.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Donate a Tweet or status – and make sure that #Sunita’s story save lives    Donate a Tweet or status – and make sure that #Sunita’s story save lives At WLF, we’ve been talking a lot about Sunita Tomar , the brave young woman who is the face of a new anti-smokeless tobacco campaign in India. Sunita is a 27 year-old wife and mother who was living a peaceful life in a small town – until oral cancer tied to smokeless... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Killer habit: Oral cancer victim Sunita Parmar talks of how nicotine wreaked havoc on her life, in a 30-second clip Sunita Tomar’s brave campaign against smokeless tobacco is profiled by DNAIndia. Medical Daily profiles six major organs damaged by... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Hero of the Day: #Sunita Tomar    WLF Hero of the Day: #Sunita Tomar Sunita Tomar is a young wife and mother, living in a small town in Madhya Pradesh, India. When she was 22, she began using smokeless tobacco, like hundreds of millions in India (and around the world). India’s many variants of smokeless tobacco products include versions... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Cancer victim fronts Government campaign against 'smokeless tobacco' The Daily Mail profiles WLF’s campaign featuring Sunita Tomar – a 27-year old woman who developed devastating oral cancer two years after beginning to use smokeless tobacco . Plain packaging... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health How e-cigarette companies are quietly winning the war on regulation The tobacco fight is “ far from over ”, say the Huffington Post. E-cigarette companies are “ quietly winning the war on regulation ”, reports Vox. People’s negative expectations... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 83    Gallery of Shame 83 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a great example of how tobacco companies hijack ecologically-aware messaging to portray their products as “natural”, and therefore safe – even though there is no evidence that ‘natural’ cigarettes are any safer... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 82    Gallery of Shame 82 World Lung Foundation      
  • Buyer Beware: Profit and Hooking a New Generation of Nicotine Addicts Motivate Reynolds-Lorillard Deal    Buyer Beware: Profit and Hooking a New Generation of Nicotine Addicts Motivate Reynolds-Lorillard Deal Reynolds American, maker of Camel cigarettes, is in talks to buy smaller rival Lorillard. Bloomberg News (New York, USA) ––World Lung Foundation today issued the following statement regarding the prospective deal to combine tobacco firms Reynolds American and... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health The time to act against Tuberculosis is now WLF’s own Dr. Neil Schluger says the time to act to stop drug-resistant tuberculosis is now , adding: “Current efforts are insufficient and resistance is out of control… the vast majority of people with multi-drug... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Moscow Hookahs Lose Buzz as Tobacco Ban Hits Pipe Smoking (Alexander Utkin/AFP/Getty Images) AllAfrica covers WLF’s life-saving maternal health initiatives in Tanzania. The New Yorker covers a time when the goofy pages of Mad Magazine attacked Big... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 81 Gallery of Shame 81 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a vintage example of how Big Tobacco strove to depict smoking as a harmless everyday activity – a campaign tactic they continue to this day. Wholesomeness is the focus of this 1960 L&M ad, in which a father... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaigns – More Effective in LMICs?    Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaigns – More Effective in LMICs? Tobacco control advisors who advocate for mass media campaigns as powerful prevention and cessation tools in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) often encounter some degree of scepticism from country stakeholders. This may be because mass media campaigns differ from traditional public... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health ‘Thinking of Ways to Harm Her,’ New Findings on Timing and Range of Maternal Mental Illness (Credit: nytimes.com) Big Tobacco once again expands its interest in the burgeoning e-cigarette industry. (New York Times) A new genetic test for tuberculosis... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Statement of Urgency to Include Strong Tobacco Control Measures in Commitment to Address NCD    Statement of Urgency to Include Strong Tobacco Control Measures in Commitment to Address NCD Informal Interactive Civil Society Hearing on NCDs United Nations Headquarters New York, United States June 19, 2014 Rebecca Perl, WLF's Director of Special Projects, urging countries to accelerate tobacco control for sustainable development. (Photo credit: FCA)... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 80    Gallery of Shame 80 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a prime example of how Big Tobacco markets smokeless tobacco as a harmless alternative to smoking – while being sure to emphasize how “chew” is permissible in smoke-free environments. In this recent ad for... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Rate of smokeless tobacco use in U.S. unchanged: CDC (Credit: Reuters/Eric Thayer) A new WLF-sponsored film highlights the economic and the societal – as well as the personal – price that tobacco exacts. (Web Newswire) The Atlantic offers an interactive air... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Congratulates Philippines Government on Progress Towards Large Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packs WLF Congratulates Philippines Government on Progress Towards Large Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packs (New York, USA) ––World Lung Foundation today congratulated the Government of the Philippines for progressing long overdue legislation to introduce large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging. The Picture Based Health Warning Act requires graphic health warnings to appear on 50... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 79    Gallery of Shame 79 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a vintage example of “marital” ads that were carefully crafted to appeal to women throughout the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. This Chesterfield ad via Stanford Research is notable for its attempt to... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health This Week in Global Health The Price We Pay” campaign features families speaking about the devastating poverty that can result when someone gets sick or dies from tobacco-related disease. A new short film released by WLF in India showcases the “Price We All Pay” for tobacco consumption.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 78    Gallery of Shame 78 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a triple-whammy example of the tactics that e-cigarette companies have shamelessly aped from Big Tobacco: including celebrity endorsements, flouting of public smoke-free laws, and dubious health claims. In this... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Talented Youth Receive Awards for Winning Smoke-Free Viet Nam Social Media Competition    Talented Youth Receive Awards for Winning Smoke-Free Viet Nam Social Media Competition Download Vietnamese press release (Hanoi, Vietnam and New York, USA) ––Today, at an event to mark World No Tobacco Day, the Ministry of Health of Vietnam (MoH), the Vietnam Steering Committee on Smoking and Health (VINACOSH), and the Central Ho... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Hails Progress in Africa as Momentum Builds in Fight Against Tobacco WLF Hails Progress in Africa as Momentum Builds in Fight Against Tobacco table { border-collapse:collapse; } table, td, th { border:1px solid black; padding:2px; } * * Recent Tobacco Control Progress Made in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Several Other Countries ** (New York, USA) - World Lung Foundation today congratulated... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 77    Gallery of Shame 77 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry showcases the manner in which Big Tobacco advertised cigarettes as mood-alterers – an especially ironic twist, given that smoking has been found to promote severe mental illness, including depression . This... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A horrifying new video shows what smoking just 60 cigarettes can do to the lungs. Image shows a set of healthy lungs (left) and (right) a pair of lungs that have smoked just 60 normal cigarettes The Daily Mail releases a disturbing video that shows exactly what smoking... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 76    Gallery of Shame 76 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a recent Big Tobacco campaign sharply criticized by advocates for targeting young people – especially those who have some ambivalence about smoking. The 2013 “Don’t Be a Maybe – Be a Marlboro”... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 75    Gallery of Shame 75 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry features another favored Big Tobacco tactic – using branding to assuage consumers’ (legitimate) health fears. We’ve covered tobacco companies’ use of bad science to whitewash the health effects of tobacco before.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • “You Can’t Afford Not To”; On Tobacco Control in Africa    “You Can’t Afford Not To”; On Tobacco Control in Africa Rebecca Perl (right) speaking with a tobacco control workshop participant, Irene Tusiimire in Uganda. This spring, WLF joined with the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa to host a four-day tobacco control workshop in Uganda . Field Reports sat down with Rebecca Perl, WLF... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 74    Gallery of Shame 74 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry focuses on how tobacco companies use coupons to keep smokers addicted and get young consumers hooked… a tactic that has only increased as Big Tobacco works to offset price hikes. This 2013 Camel Crush ad was part of a... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health The multibillion-dollar e-cigarette industry is not regulated, but the Food and Drug Administration is seeking to change that. Credit Frank Franklin II/Associated Press WLF’s own Dr. Neil Schluger weighs in on the FDA’s pending regulation of e-cigarettes:... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 73    Gallery of Shame 73 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry focuses on that newest force in tobacco industry campaigning – electronic cigarette ads. We’ve featured eye-popping e-cigarette campaigns in the Gallery of Shame before. But this week, we’re focusing on e-cigarette... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 72    Gallery of Shame 72 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry expands last week’s exploration of Big Tobacco’s use of nature-based imagery to imply that smoking is harmless – and even natural. The copy in this 1963 Pall Mall’s ad doesn’t even attempt to be subtle; observe that... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health EU donates €40 million to improve health in Ethiopia A new study finds that direct-to-consumer tobacco marketing is reaching significant numbers of teens in the United States. Polio has hit equatorial Guinea – and threatens to spread to the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health The high rate of consumption of tobacco leads to more than 10 lakh deaths every year in the country. A new study finds that e-cigarette vapor affects cells in a manner comparable to cigarette smoke . (WPXI) Business Insider profiles Big Tobacco’s... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 71    Gallery of Shame 71 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is yet another example of tobacco companies using nature-based imagery to convey a sense of naturalness and purity – even as they peddled chemical-laced products. In the 1960s and ‘70s, Salem launched a ‘Springtime... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health 12 Startling Charts That Show How Tobacco Is Destroying The World Business Insider uses WLF’s Tobacco Atlas to compile twelve charts that show how tobacco is destroying the world. A new CDC report highlights the risk of poisoning from liquid... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 70    Gallery of Shame 70 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is an early example of Big Tobacco using false smoking ‘options’ to suggest that certain brands of cigarettes are safer than others – an absolute fallacy that continues today. In this vintage Kent ad, we see the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits $50 Million to Reproductive Health Bloomberg Philanthropies commits $50 million to improving reproductive health worldwide – including supporting WLF’s ongoing maternal health work in Tanzania. (Philanthropy News)... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 69    Gallery of Shame 69 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is another great example of Big Tobacco’s decades-long tradition of pitching cigarettes as a ‘healthy’ weight-loss tool. In this vintage Lucky’s ad, an attractive young couple is ‘haunted’ by their obese future... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Air Pollution May Cause Genetic Harm in Kids, China Study Finds (Air pollution in Shanghai. Photographer: ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images) WLF co-hosts an event that brings six African countries again to improve tobacco control mass media campaigns. (KFF)... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Threatens to Undo Decades of Progress    Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Threatens to Undo Decades of Progress Growth in cases of MDR-TB already out of control (New York, USA) ––World Lung Foundation today warned that a perfect storm of factors has led to the rapid spread of Multi-Drug Resistant-Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and a major effort is needed to combat the increasing toll of the disease.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 68    Gallery of Shame 68 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a prime example of two longtime trends in Big Tobacco campaigns – sexism and body-shaming. In previous entries, we’ve covered how tobacco companies merrily utilized sexist and misogynistic imagery in vintage... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 63    Gallery of Shame 63 China is the world’s largest consumer of tobacco. The World Health Organization estimates that one of every three cigarettes smoked on the planet is smoked there. WLF’s Dr. Judith MacKay continues to speak out on the scourge of tobacco in China, saying: “China... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health China is the world’s largest consumer of tobacco. The World Health Organization estimates that one of every three cigarettes smoked on the planet is smoked there. WLF’s Dr. Judith MacKay continues to speak out on the scourge of tobacco in China, saying: “China... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 67 Gallery of Shame 67 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a great example of how, for decades, Big Tobacco has used terms like “fresh” and “pure” to imply that smoking is harmless. In this 1931 ad from Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising ,... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Researchers say exposure to passive smoke in childhood can cause damage to a person's arteries. The Boston Globe runs a fascinating piece on professional baseball players who are having a difficult time quitting the sport’s infamous chewing tobacco habit .... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 66    Gallery of Shame 66 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is an excellent example of the pseudoscience that Big Tobacco used for decades to obscure smoking’s deadly health effects – a tactic they continue to use today. This vintage ad for Kent is remarkable in its... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 65    Gallery of Shame 65 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry comes via our friends at the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids . E-cigarette companies like to claim that they don’t target kids and young people – that their products are a responsible alternative to... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Rise of the E-Cigarette: The Marlboro Man is Going Electronic (Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall S) WLF launches The Gambia’s first-ever tobacco control mass media campaign. (Observer) AllAfrica also reports on The Gambia campaign. Colorado and... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 64 Gallery of Shame 64 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is our first-ever television ad! In this jawdropping ad, e-cigarette manufacturers are taking a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook – using sentiment to strongly imply health benefits . This 2014 NJoy ad... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Tobacco Control in China: the Time has Come    Tobacco Control in China: the Time has Come Judith Mackay, Winnie Chen, Tom Carroll We just completed an annual partner meeting of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use in Beijing, and closed the meeting with a renewed sense of optimism about the progress made in the past year, and ways in which we can all help to move... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Virginia Rady no longer has to use this nebulizer to deliver asthma medication. She underwent a procedure known as bronchial thermoplasty, which has reduced her need for drugs to control symptoms. (Brandon Thibodeaux for NPR) A new study finds that quitting smoking... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 63    Gallery of Shame 63 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry nicely showcases irony in tobacco industry ads. This vintage campaign implies that certain brands benefit consumers’ health and hearts – even as they actively caused cardiovascular damage. Smoking has increasingly... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Cancer Cases Rising At An Alarming Rate Worldwide The New York Times profiles U.S. retailer CVS’ decision to stop selling tobacco in its stores nationwide. WLF calls CVS’ decision “ good for CVS… and its customers. ” Says WLF CEO Peter Baldini:... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 62    Gallery of Shame 62 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry features a classic Big Tobacco stand-by; shaming women about their weight in order to keep them hooked to cigarettes. In previous entries , we’ve explored how tobacco companies use not-so-subtle cues to push... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Quitting Tobacco Sales is Good For CVS Caremark and Its Customers    Quitting Tobacco Sales is Good For CVS Caremark and Its Customers (New York, USA) ––World Lung Foundation today congratulated CVS Caremark for ending the sale of tobacco products in its 7,600 stores starting October 1st, 2014. Peter Baldini, Chief Executive Office for WLF, made the following statement about this milestone for public health:... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Tobacco is a Main Cause of Cancer in India    Tobacco is a Main Cause of Cancer in India (New Delhi) –– On World Cancer Day, World Lung Foundation calls for high level commitment on the part of government and communities to reduce the incidence of cancers caused by tobacco products, the number one cause of cancer in India. We are also calling for intensified efforts to curb the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Fireworks explode in a Shanghai street on Thursday, the eve of the Lunar New Year. Setting off firecrackers is meant to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck. But many Chinese say they won't buy firecrackers this year, owing to growing worries about air quality. PBS... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 61    Gallery of Shame 61 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a special one – acknowledging the passing of a man who, like other former Big Tobacco campaign models , turned to anti-tobacco advocacy after he himself became ill from smoking-related illness. From 1978 to... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health E-Cigarettes Puff Into Prisons Why putting incarcerated smokers on vaping is a good idea. WLF’s Dr. Neil Schluger weighs in on the ethics of selling e-cigarettes in prisons: “I’m not sure why, in a general way, we would want to sell nicotine addiction… at... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 60    Gallery of Shame 60 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a great example of how Big Tobacco uses certain code words to imply that menthol cigarettes are healthy and natural – despite the fact that they may be even more addictive than conventional brands. This week’s... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health ‘Airpocalypse’ Smog Hits Beijing at Dangerous Levels. (Wang Zhao/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) The U.S. Surgeon General significantly expands the diseases caused by smoking in a new report – adding diabetes, colorectal and liver cancers, erectile... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 59    This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a great example of how Big Tobacco uses certain code words to imply that menthol cigarettes are healthy and natural – despite the fact that they may be even more addictive than conventional brands. Check out the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    China, world's leading tobacco user, moves to ban indoor public smoking. China, the world’s biggest consumer and producer of tobacco, moves to end indoor public smoking by the end of the year. (CNN) WLF Senior Advisor Judith Mackay weighs in on... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 58    Gallery of Shame 58 World Lung Foundation      
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Afghanistan’s Unexplained Hunger Crisis: Throughout Afghanistan, there is what doctors call acute severe malnutrition. Most of the cases are seen in children under the age of 5.(Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times) The U.S. Surgeon General’s groundbreaking report... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 57    Gallery of Shame 57 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is our first of 2014 – and we’re using it to expose one of last year’s worst! In this 2013 ad from e-cigarette manufacturer Blu, e-cigarettes are explicitly presented as a viable alternative to smoking – and the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says innovation and partnership in global health by the private sector are playing an increasingly important role in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, Dec. 2, 2013. (K. Connor/Getty Images for the Global Fund) Glamour... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 56    Gallery of Shame 56 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is the last we’ll post before the holiday season… and boy, is it a doozy. Last week , we showcased yet another reason why Big Tobacco is on the 'naughty' list . This week, we’re focusing on tobacco... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Smoking is deeply ingrained in the country’s culture, and there is no social stigma against smoking anywhere, at any time. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty China mulls a nationwide public smoking ban; WLF Senior Advisor Judith Mackay is quoted on the issue in... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 55    Gallery of Shame 55 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is especially for the upcoming Christmas season … and once again, it looks like Big Tobacco is on our ‘naughty’ list. We’ve featured eye-popping examples of tobacco company’s holiday campaigns before – and in... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health This Week in Global Health The HIV virus has proven once again that it can evade detection in the body. (BSIP/UIG via Getty Images) WLF organizes a groundbreaking maternal health training in Tanzania, educating journalists on how to cover the crucial issue. (Daily News) Research... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 54    Gallery of Shame 54 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame showcases a vintage Big Tobacco push to co-opt patriotic imagery and language – an effort they continue today. This week’s ad was found in Stanford’s Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising gallery , which... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 52    Gallery of Shame 52 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry features a woman who eventually came to denounce Big Tobacco – and the very campaign she was showcased in. In 1949, Janet Sackman was selected for this Lucky Strike campaign, featuring young, beautiful women doing a... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 51    Gallery of Shame 51 World Lung Foundation      
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Working with the government, UNICEF has upgraded maternal and child health centres. More and more babies are delivered in hospital, instead of at home. © UNICEF Video The director of the CDC declares that makers of e-cigarettes and ‘little cigars’ are targeting... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 50    Gallery of Shame 50 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is yet another eye-popping example of how Big Tobacco is happy to use sexism to sell their products – even as they market separate ‘empowering’ brands directly to women! In previous entries , we’ve explored how... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Flavoring makes tobacco "easier to use and more appealing to youth," according to a CDC official. Big Tobacco is sharply criticized after a new study finds that candy-flavored ‘cigarellos’ are attracting teens. (Al-Jazeera) In fact, more American teens... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 49    Gallery of Shame 49 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a particularly nasty example of Big Tobacco pitching menthol cigarettes’ temporary cooling sensation as ‘healthful’ – despite considerable evidence to the contrary. This Kools ad marks the genesis of the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 48    Gallery of Shame 48 World Lung Foundation      
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Even as Woody Allen opposes the use of Government’s anti-tobacco campaign disclaimers in his film, Nandita Murukutla of World Lung Foundation, the campaign collaborator, tells us that it is an important effort in a country that has millions of tobacco users A... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 47    Gallery of Shame 47 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a vintage example of Big Tobacco depicting cigarettes as wholesome, healthful gifts – a tactic that continues today. In some ways, this vintage Chesterfields ad seems ridiculous in 2013. Few tobacco companies nowadays... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Afghan children stand outside the tuberculosis ward of Farah Hospital in Afghanistan. Each year, 74,000 children around the world die of the disease. Photo by: Rylan K. Albrigh / isafmedia / CC BY Gambia teams with WLF to combat tobacco use in the country .... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 46    Gallery of Shame 46 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry features one of Big Tobacco’s most egregious tactics: the classic advertising stand-by of sexuality, served up with a heavy dose of old-fashioned sexism. This 1973 Winchester ad is emblematic of how tobacco... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • The 10th APACT Conference: Ending the Tobacco Epidemic    The 10th APACT Conference: Ending the Tobacco Epidemic In late August I was fortunate enough to attend the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT) in Makuhari Chiba, Japan. Attended by a record number of delegates (785 representatives from 42 nations and regions around the world), 2013’s APACT Conference delved deeply... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has won praise for Canada's efforts to improve the health of mothers and children in developing nations, but progress is lacking. Photo credit: © 2013 Thinkstock The Economist reports on the financial implications of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 45    Gallery of Shame 45 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry features a vintage Big Tobacco technique that’s still in use today – undermining medical facts about smoking. Tobacco companies know that they can’t win over consumers with the truth about cigarettes – the only... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Paul van der Velpen, the head of Amsterdam's health service, wants soft drinks to carry tobacco-style warnings about sugar Photo: ALAMY A new study finds that over 90% of smokeless tobacco users worldwide live in the Southeast Asia region. (Times of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 44    Gallery of Shame 44 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry features one of the most popular Big Tobacco marketing techniques – focusing on ANYTHING BUT the actual tobacco. In this India-based Wills campaign, a young man and woman laugh as she almost upsets a platter of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A daily wage labourer smokes as he waits for an employer in the old quarters of Delhi, April 29, 2010. Credit: Reuters/Adnan Abidi The US’ first national anti-tobacco TV ads led over 200,000 smokers to successfully quit, reports TIME. The Ukraine... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 43    Gallery of Shame 43 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry features an early example of Big Tobacco shilling their products as a weight-loss aid – a tactic that has historically proven all-too-effective (particularly with female consumers). Tobacco companies have been... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health E-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine in an aerosol mist, are becoming increasingly popular among middle and high school students. Electronic cigarettes gain popularity amongst teenagers – doubling in usage rates . (The NY Times) US... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 42    Gallery of Shame 42 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry features one of Big Tobacco’s best weapons: the old advertising stand-by of sex and sexuality. In this recent Camel ad, a young woman flirts with the camera, an ice cube held to her mouth. As is not unusual for modern... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 41    Gallery of Shame 41 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry showcases some of the blatant ways in which Big Tobacco targets women – and shines a spotlight on campaign strategies that they’ve been using for decades . In previous entries, we’ve explored the various... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health The Blu eCigs brand recently added the actress Jenny McCarthy to its roster of star endorsers. E-cigarette ads are harkening back to Big Tobacco’s advertising ‘heyday’ , reports The New York Times. A new report indicates that e-cigarettes are carcinogenic... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • The Huffington Post shines a spotlight on IMDP    <i>The Huffington Post </i> shines a spotlight on IMDP Last week, The Huffington Post published a must-read article from Stephan Rabimov of The Union , outlining the key tenets of the International Management Development Program (IMDP). In the last 10 years, the IMDP has successfully trained over 4,000... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Why Is Obama Caving on Tobacco? (image:Harry Campbell) Tobacco giants ensconce themselves in Myanmar – while steadily attempting to avoid public scrutiny. (Star Tribune) The New York Times asks why US President Obama is ‘ caving on tobacco ’ in an... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 40    Gallery of Shame 40 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a fantastic example of Big Tobacco co-opting the language of science to give their products a veneer of respectability – a tactic that they’ve been using for decades. In previous entries , we’ve... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report, smoking has increased by 30 per cent in Pakistan as compared to 1998 figures. DESIGN: JAMAL KHURSHID A new quit-smoking program shows promising results for psychiatric patients , who were readmitted at lower rates... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 39    Gallery of Shame 39 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a particularly cutting example of Big Tobacco’s ongoing involvement with athletic events – a partnership that allows tobacco companies to depict their products as healthful and harmless. Since before the 1920s... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Children with tuberculosis sleep outside at Springfield House Open Air School in London in 1932. Like sanatoriums, these schools offered TB sufferers a place to receive the top treatment of the day: fresh air and sunshine. How does hummus help in the fight against Big... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 38    Gallery of Shame 38 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry showcases a vintage example of Big Tobacco targeting youth – a concentrated effort that they maintain to this day. Occasionally, we like to feature older tobacco company campaigns because they’re so jaw-droppingly... World Lung Foundation        more...  
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  • Gallery of Shame 37    Gallery of Shame 37 World Lung Foundation      
  • Gallery of Shame 36    Gallery of Shame 36 This week’s #adsthatkill entry takes a look at one of the most recent Big Tobacco campaigns – and how it specifically targets young smokers. This ‘Camel Crush’ ad was sent in to us by a reader who spotted it in the Village Voice , a New York City newspaper.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health In Haiti, emergency clinics help reduce maternal and neonatal deaths © UNICEF Video Tobacco companies launch a social media blitz designed to oppose NYC cigarette sale restrictions. (Daily News) A new study finds that ‘unmarked’ (i.e., unbranded)... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A woman in the maternity ward of Freetown's central hospital. In Sierra Leone, one in 21 women is at risk of death in childbirth. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty The Business Standard reports on WLF’s smokeless tobacco mass media campaign in India.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 35    Gallery of Shame 35 This week’s #adsthatkill entry takes a look at tobacco companies’ ongoing campaign to recruit young smokers – a common theme in our Gallery of Shame. The translation of the chief phrase ( le style de vos 20 ans ) in this French ad is “The Style of Your 20s”. A... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Tobacco giant back after ten-year absence Photo:bat.com A groundbreaking report on the global tobacco epidemic is released by WHO – World Lung Foundation partners, delivering key insights on mass media. (Newswire) A comprehensive WLF maternal... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 34    Gallery of Shame 34 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry takes another look at how Big Tobacco preys on women’s weight fears – a theme they’ve been exploring for decades. In this vintage 1929 ad (sourced from the invaluable SRITA gallery ), we see the genesis of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Two-thirds of Countries Haven’t Aired an Anti-Tobacco Campaign To Increase Awareness on Dangers of Tobacco Use    Two-thirds of Countries Haven’t Aired an Anti-Tobacco Campaign To Increase Awareness on Dangers of Tobacco Use View French Press Release --> (New York, USA) – World Lung Foundation today welcomed the publication of the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Control Epidemic, 2013, which highlights the importance of complete bans on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship. The report is... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Tobacco taxes, smoking bans set to save millions of lives: study Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn Crikey reports on the results of World Lung Foundation’s social media survey . Quest reports that Big Tobacco refused to reduce or eliminate... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 33    Gallery of Shame 33 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry explores the myth of ‘healthier’ cigarettes – and Big Tobacco’s exploitation of the same. Tobacco companies are losing the fight to control public knowledge about tobacco’s harmful effects. Many people know that... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Today’s entry marks the 100th consecutive ‘This Week in Global Health’! The view from the side of a busy road in Sosua, Dominican Republic. The country has the world's highest per capita road death toll. Photograph: Alamy WLF, ACS, PAHO, and the Chilean Minister of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 32    Gallery of Shame 32 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry further explores Big Tobacco’s fastest-growing marketing playground – the web. We’ve previously profiled tobacco company’s attempts to attract customers (particularly young people) via the web. This 2005 ad... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Five Minutes on Leadership    Five Minutes on Leadership Rebecca Perl, WLF’s Associate Director of Communications and Special Projects, was asked to give a short talk on the qualities of leadership to international tobacco control advocates at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health on June 3rd. The group was in Baltimore for a... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health Today’s entry marks the 100th consecutive ‘This Week in Global Health’! Singapore smog: young and old are wearing masks to protect themselves from the toxic smog In a groundbreaking move, European ministers agree on stricter tobacco laws throughout the E.U.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 31    Gallery of Shame 31 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is one of the most blatant examples we’ve seen yet of a classic Big Tobacco technique – using smokers’ very valid health concerns to peddle their deadly products. In this 1976 Lorillard ad, health concerns are... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Health officials say the safety of electronic cigarettes has not been medically proved. WLF releases its first-ever Arabic translation of the Tobacco Atlas . (Daily News)... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 30    Gallery of Shame 30 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry revisits one of Big Tobacco’s most important marketing strategies – a focus on getting young smokers hooked. In this vintage ad, we see the genesis of tobacco industry tactics that still flourish today. Note the language:... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health World Lung Foundation      
  • Gallery of Shame 29    Gallery of Shame 29 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry focuses on one of Big Tobacco’s biggest marketing sells – sex and sexuality. Since the genesis of their marketing campaigns, tobacco companies have attempted to associate cigarettes with sexual imagery . In the 1880s,... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Survey Reveals Shortage of Social Media Resources and Skills in Global Tobacco Control    Survey Reveals Shortage of Social Media Resources and Skills in Global Tobacco Control 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Free yourself! This is WHO's message to governments on World No Tobacco Day 2013, celebrated on 31 May. Credit: WHO In solidarity with World No Tobacco Day’s 2013 theme, the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 28    Gallery of Shame 28 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry continues our exploration of menthol cigarettes – but we’re shifting our focus slightly to menthols’ kissing cousin, flavored cigarettes and cigarillos. Big Tobacco knows that flavored tobacco products play an... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 27    Gallery of Shame 27 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry explores the new frontier of Big Tobacco advertising – the web. Tobacco companies know that web-based marketing is key to successfully selling their products – particularly to young consumers. Although many countries... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. In South Africa, Using Mobile Technology to Improve Maternal Health Access NYC’s police chief reports that terrorists may garner money from regional cigarette smugglers .... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 26    Gallery of Shame 26 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry features one of Big Tobacco’s most damaging products – menthol cigarettes. Menthol cigarettes have long been a key tool in tobacco companies’ bag of deadly tricks. First developed in 1927, mint-flavored menthols have... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Coca-Cola already posts calorie counts on the front of packages in the U.S. and other markets, but now plans to expand that to the more than 200 countries and territories in which it operates.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 25    Gallery of Shame 25 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry continues our examination of Big Tobacco’s effort to link smoking with masculinity – an effort which has successfully hooked millions of men on tobacco for decades. In previous entries, we’ve examined how tobacco... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health World Lung Foundation      
  • Top Hits from the World Social Marketing Conference in Toronto    Top Hits from the World Social Marketing Conference in Toronto 1. Rescue Social Change Group's thoughtful founder, Jeff Jordan, led a keynote session that illustrated the difference between two connected, but separate strategies; commercial and social branding. His theory: When legislative and financial interventions have stagnated, and declines in smoking... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 24    Gallery of Shame 24 In this week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame, we continue to examine Big Tobacco’s conscious targeting of young smokers – a most necessary tactic for an industry that has to replace 6 million consumers every year . This ad from Kool’s 2005 Be True campaign... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. E-cigarettes: Could they change the tobacco industry forever? (Christian Hartmann/Reuters) The Atlantic asks if e-cigarettes could change the tobacco industry forever …as... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 20    Gallery of Shame 20 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is an eye-popping example of Big Tobacco’s attempt to associate cigarettes with images of purity and health—a desperate, multi-million dollar effort that continues to this day! Yes, this 1956 Philip Morris ad... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 23    Gallery of Shame 23 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame features Big Tobacco’s most sought-after target demographic: teens and young smokers. Coming to us from Colombia (via the indispensable collection at Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising ), this ad... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Fund Early Education With Tobacco Taxes: An Interesting Longshot (Jason Reed/Reuters) WLF South Asia speaks out on banning tobacco usage in Bollywood films. (Hindustan Times)... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 22    Gallery of Shame 22 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a little bit different. As you can see, we’ve chosen to focus on nothing more than conventional cigarette packaging. Why? Because this seemingly benign package is actually the primary front of tobacco companies’... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 21    Gallery of Shame 21 We’d like to give this week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry a nickname—‘Bad Idea, Lady!’ This RJ Reynolds ad showcases a favorite Big Tobacco tactic – claiming, however baselessly, that one brand of cigarette is more or less safe than another. In this... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. China's Public Still Skeptical Of Government's Handling Of Health Outbreaks WLF weighs in on President Obama’s proposed tobacco tax in the U.S. (Field Reports) The... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Can an epic traffic jam be an opportunity?    Can an epic traffic jam be an opportunity? WLF staff member Steve Hamill and Ministry of Health staff discuss the different reach potential of various channels of communication used in Indonesia. On my first trip to Jakarta, Indonesia, a number of times I faced a seemingly endless, unmoving ocean of vehicles, with... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. 26 per cent said the ban had helped. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire Voice of America reports on WLF’s first mass media campaign in Senegal—the first of its kind launched in... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • First Ever National Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaign Launches in Senegal    First Ever National Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaign Launches in Senegal 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Eight provinces across the Philippines today launched a new campaign to warn people about the harms of tar in cigarettes. AsianScientist reports on WLF’s Sponge campaign in the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 19    Gallery of Shame 19 In this week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame, Big Tobacco baldly attempts to circumvent bans on public smoking, desperately trying to find any loopholes in life-saving legislation! We’ve looked at tobacco companies’ efforts to promote snus before .... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Almost a third of under-16s have tried smoking at least once, Cancer Research UK found. Photograph: PA WLF’s Dr. Neil Schluger weighs in on the threat of complacency in the fight... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 18    Gallery of Shame 18 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry pairs two of Big Tobacco’s most effective old ploys—celebrity endorsements and vague ‘scientific’ claims about the safety of ‘light’ cigarettes. In previous entries , we’ve looked at Big Tobacco’s fondness... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Sixteen-year-old Akuot was beaten for three days after she refused to be married off in exchange for a dowry of cattle, is shown here in Bor, Jonglei state, South Sudan, Feb. 2013. The... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • History is Happening Before Our Eyes    History is Happening Before Our Eyes At twenty years old, I lived in Moscow and was expecting my son—and life was not easy. Often, I had to get off the tram when halfway home to avoid exposing my unborn child to the driver’s smoking. Inspired by the ideas of baby expert Dr. Spock (then a bestseller in the post-Soviet... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 17    Gallery of Shame 17 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry features an infamous campaign that lured customers in with discounts—a slick ploy to hide tobacco’s long-term costs. The ‘Camel Cash’ campaign was a long-running hit for parent company R.J. Reynolds, nearly doubling... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Sugar industry's secret documents echo tobacco tactics World Lung Foundation is cited in this rundown on the global tobacco industry . (InsiderMonkey) Cigarette companies... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 16    Gallery of Shame 16 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is yet another prime example of how Big Tobacco used pseudoscience to market their product for decades—even as evidence mounted about tobacco’s deleterious effects. We’ve explored Big Tobacco’s nebulous claims about... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. A general view of the skyscrapers in the sandstorm on Feb. 28, 2013 in Beijing, China Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates team up to eradicate polio worldwide —exclusively... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 15    Gallery of Shame 15 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry is a prime example of how Big Tobacco attempts to undermine the gains made by tobacco control advocates—depicting smoking as a rebellious activity done by free-thinking independents. “ Never let the goody two shoes get you... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Quit Smoking -- The Benefits Are Huge For Older Adults, Study Says A new report shows the exposure to secondhand smoke in restaurants and bars has dropped by almost 50% in Europe... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 14    Gallery of Shame 14 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry features an early example of how Big Tobacco exploits societal pressures about weight to hook smokers—especially women. We’ve explored how tobacco industries target women in previous entries—making cigarettes seem... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Exposure to tobacco smoke has been linked to lower birthweights and early deliveries The Globe and Mail explores the possible long-term implications of the burgeoning electronic... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 13    Gallery of Shame 13 World Lung Foundation      
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Plain cigarette packaging A group of UK doctors calls for healthcare companies to sever ties with PR firms that also represent tobacco industry clients. (Holmes Report)... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Measure for measure Melinda Gates weighs in on how analytical data can reduce maternal mortality . (Foreign Policy) A new study finds health benefits to quitting smoking at... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • A Historic Victory for Tobacco Control    A Historic Victory for Tobacco Control International tobacco control experts meeting with Ministry of Health staff in Moscow. Fur coats everywhere you look, an icing of snow on pastel-colored buildings, ice sculptures on Patriarch's Pond, and hot soup with sour cream for lunch – It must be Moscow in January. The... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 11    Gallery of Shame 11 In this week’s vintage #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame, smoking is touted as a healthful activity espoused by doctors; an eye-popping Big Tobacco tactic that persisted for decades! In 2013, these ads seem laughable, at best. But throughout the 1920s-1950s , cigarette... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Launches Program to Train First Lung Health Specialists in Ethiopia    WLF Launches Program to Train First Lung Health Specialists in Ethiopia 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Beijing's Air Pollution Steps Get Poor Reception Among Some In China's Capital The LA Times reports that quitting smoking at any age prolongs life expectancy … …but the key... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 10    Gallery of Shame 10 In this week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame, Big Tobacco tries to falsely associate their products with feel-good environmentalism—all while circumventing bans on public smoking. We’ve featured Big Tobacco’s efforts to promote snus as a ‘safe’ product before... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. 60% of cigarettes sold in New York are smuggled: report The Daily News reports on WLF’s life-saving maternal health work in Tanzania. Africa Science News reports on the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 9    Gallery of Shame 9 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry features vintage imagery—but still exposes some key truths about Big Tobacco today. In 2013, it’s hard to believe that ads in the 1950s featured babies touting cigarettes! But while you won’t see infants plastered across... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Top Five Blog Posts of 2012    Top Five Blog Posts of 2012 2012 was a big year on Field Reports, with the highest amount of traffic we’ve ever gotten on the blog! To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of the year’s most-trafficked blog posts; it’s a fascinating mix of contributions from our staff around the world, containing good news, bad news,... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. A young woman gives birth at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City. The New York Times reports that flu cases in the U.S. are now at “epidemic” levels.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 8    Gallery of Shame 8 This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry comes to us from Tobacco Free Kids ; we highly recommend taking a look at their sizable collection of tobacco ads. In this week’s entry, a young woman smiles confidently into the camera—presumably in between puffs of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. A series of hard-hitting government adverts featuring people smoking cigarettes with a tumour growing from the end is being launched in England. Wired.com posts a fascinating story... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 7    Gallery of Shame 7 Happy 2013, all! We hope you’ll make this year a healthy and smoke-free one—at WLF, we’re starting the year off right with another of Big Tobacco’s worst. This week’s #adsthatkill Gallery of Shame entry comes to us courtesy of the Stanford School of Medicine .... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Abby Alonzo suffered a relapse after a drug used to treat her cancer became unavailable. (St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital) Connecticut lawmakers are mulling a ban on smoking... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Calls for More Concerted Global Action in 2013 to Fight Tobacco Use and Lung Disease    WLF Calls for More Concerted Global Action in 2013 to Fight Tobacco Use and Lung Disease (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 6    Gallery of Shame 6 Trying to quit smoking is the first priority on many smokers’ New Year resolution lists. Quitting smoking is one of the best steps a person can take towards a happy, healthy life, but it hurts Big Tobacco’s bottom line. The tobacco industry’s brilliant solution to subvert quitting... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. How Tobacco Can Be Deadlier Than The HIV Virus ABC reports that most U.S. states are underprepared for public health emergencies. British American Tobacco buys a leading... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 5    Gallery of Shame 5 This week’s Gallery of Shame entry merits a big lump of coal in every Big Tobacco exec’s stocking—it’s a classic example of how tobacco companies haven’t changed their game much over the decades. In 2012, there’s something breathtaking about this vintage ad, in which... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Nearly 500 researchers from 50 countries looked at 20 years of health data for the Global Burden of Disease report. UN Dispatch reports on WLF Associate Director of Communication and... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 4    Gallery of Shame 4 This week’s Gallery of Shame vintage entry incorporates some of Big Tobacco’s favorite tricks—celebrity endorsements, thematic cheer, and establishing the gifting of cigarettes as a happy tradition. Why, who do we have here? It’s then-screen actor and eventual U.S.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Mhealth Summit 2012 – The Tobacco Control perspective    Mhealth Summit 2012 – The  Tobacco Control perspective This week, I was privileged to attend the 2012 mHealth Summit in Washington D.C., presenting some of World Lung Foundation’s work using new media for tobacco control advocacy . It was also an exciting opportunity to get a sense of what’s going on in the rapidly evolving... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. A pack of Marlboro Menthol cigarettes intended for sale in Australia. As of Dec. 1, all cigarettes sold in the country must be sold in plain packaging with graphic warnings covering 75 percent of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 3    Gallery of Shame 3 This week’s Gallery of Shame entry thumbs its nose at tobacco control legislation—the same legislation that saves lives around the world. Winston’s No Bull campaign trumpets that while those meddlesome tobacco control advocates may work to ban smoking in public places,... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Scientists find that smoking has the most consistent impact on ageing in the brain—steadily decreasing cognitive function with each puff. (Slate) A new study finds that... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • FCTC-COP5: Six intense days in Seoul leads to significant victories for tobacco control despite Big Tobacco’s shady maneuvers.    FCTC-COP5: <i>Six intense days in Seoul leads to significant victories for tobacco control despite Big Tobacco’s shady maneuvers.</i> In case you need convincing that the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Conference of the Parties, (FCTC-COP5) is an important international health treaty, consider this: The tobacco industry was out in force at the 5th biannual meeting, November 12 – 17, 2012 . I saw... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame 2    Gallery of Shame 2 Our second Gallery of Shame entry falsely links smoking to women’s empowerment—a common Big Tobacco trick. Leave it to tobacco companies to concoct a “no bull” campaign that is based on pure deception! In this vintage Winston Cigarettes ad, a woman rolls her eyes at a... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Dr Edi Atté at Médecins Sans Frontières's Gondama hospital, near Bo, Sierra Leone. Photograph: Bex Singleton CNN charts the growing trend of anti-smoking laws in major U.S.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Gallery of Shame    Gallery of Shame Our first entry for Gallery of Shame is courtesy of Tobacco Free Kids , which caught this youth-centered Newport ad. What’s ironic about this ad is that the youthful, athletic couple featured aren’t actually smoking—understandable, when you consider the devastating... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. A disease of poor, the under­privileged and the vulnerable … TB patients in Srinagar, Kashmir. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA US News and World Report reports on the annual Great... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy smokes a cigarette on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, March 9, 2012. UPI/Debbie Hill 443,000 Americans... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Using New Media to Bring About Tobacco Control Policies    Using New Media to Bring About Tobacco Control Policies Using new media effectively can be challenging, but when done well, it can have a huge impact!. Below, check out some global stats exploring new media’s reach, as well as WLF’s results from using new media to push for comprehensive tobacco control legislation in Vietnam. Click for... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. China's Chances of Kicking a Growing Smoking Habit (A note from Hurricane Sandy: WLF’s NYC offices were closed this week with no electricity, although our work continued remotely.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Women in India with more than two living children are denied program benefits. The Global Post reports on continuing developments in Tobaccogate —including the ongoing... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF’s Tabasco Campaign: Evaluation Results    WLF’s Tabasco Campaign: Evaluation Results At the end of this summer, my colleague Jorge Alday (WLF Associate Director of Policy and Communications) and I were proud to present the overwhelmingly positive results of a new campaign in Tabasco, Mexico, Quitting Smoking Is Worth It , to Ministry of Health... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Russians smoke 390 billion cigarettes a year. Above, a boy smoking on the Trans-Siberian highway in 2009. (National Geographic/Getty Images) The Wall Street Journal cites WLF in... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. A pack of Philip Morris International Inc. Marlboro cigarettes. Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to curb smoking and alcohol consumption to stem the country’s population decline.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • 2012 World Cancer Takeaways: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly    2012 World Cancer Takeaways: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly The Walk-Through Colon: Perhaps not the best attraction to visit following a big breakfast –or any meal for that matter, but a captivating display nonetheless. Complete with lesions, pre-cancerous boils, and various other inflammations and secretions, this 50 foot-long... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Cigarette packs in Ukraine now contain warning pictures The Sacramento Bee reports on WLF’s life-saving maternal health work in Tanzania. Teenagers who smoke are more... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • New Funding Will Save Mothers and Children’s Lives in Tanzania    New Funding Will Save Mothers and Children’s Lives in Tanzania 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. The PG-rated "Rango" is among movies found to have more than 50 portrayals of smoking. (Paramount Pictures) Tobacco companies spent a whopping $137 million on lobbying in... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0156/Quarmyne Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/09/12/and-the-worlds-top-smokers-are/#ixzz26T7bAQdG The Lancet publishes a series of key papers calling for... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. AP A man smokes a cigarette on Sept. 11, 2012 in Indonesia, where two out of three men smoke.  A recent study suggests that smokers may suffer more sleep problems . (Chicago... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. A Lebanese man smokes a water pipe outside a coffee shop in Beirut, Lebanon, on Monday - the same day a smoking ban in restaurants went into effect. Several Indian states have now banned... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Deadly Fast: China’s Struggle With Road Safety Heavy smokers are more than twice (or thrice) as likely to have potentially fatal aneurysms, reports ZeeNews. The Wall Street... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Where the Marlboro man is still king WLF gets a shout-out in this Foreign Policy Passport piece on smoking rates in developing countries. The European Union probes Japan Tobacco... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Smoking Habits In Poorer Countries Are 'Alarming' How big was this week’s plain packaging ruling in Australia? “ Today’s ruling ”, WLF’s Jorge Alday told reporters, “literally... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Calls For U.S. States to Increase Use of Mass Media Campaigns to Help Reduce Smoking Rates    WLF Calls For U.S. States to Increase Use of Mass Media Campaigns to Help Reduce Smoking Rates (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Bebo shows her bold side in this still from Heroine as she's seen smoking and drinking with elan. Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted the pic saying: "My Heroine #Kareena ...Bold, Edgy, Uncensored... Like... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. The Kakonko Health Centre in rural Tanzania is now equipped to perform surgeries, including caesarean sections. Credit: Erick Kabendera/IPS IPS reports on WLF’s life-saving maternal... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Revenue from Asia is expected to nearly double as more smokers are choosing Philip Morris's premium brands. WHO urges the Philippine Senate to ‘defy’ the powerful tobacco lobby in... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Health: Can you sell it like a Happy Meal?    Health: Can you sell it like a Happy Meal? Picture it: Ice Age , an animated movie for kids, premieres on Australian TV. As the movie cuts to an ad break, we see it; a beautifully-directed TV spot for McDonald’s Happy Meals. The spot airs just before dinner time, in a timeslot guaranteed to target the highest number of kids – an... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Like millions of young Indians, the factory worker was for years hooked on "gutka" -- a cheap, mass-produced mix of tobacco, crushed areca nut and other ingredients that several states are now... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. A newborn in Mall, India, last October. There are 56,000 maternal deaths in India each year. ABC News reports that while the controversial New York City soda ban has riled the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. An employee at the Health Care center IV of Busiu in Mbale district, eastern Uganda attends to Mary Watera, who is pregnant with her first baby, September 27, 2011. Exposure to secondhand... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Supporters of the Affordable Care Act reacted after the decision. Arguably the week’s biggest health news: the United States Supreme Court upholds the Obama administration’s... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • How Can China Do Better in the Global Fight against Tobacco? A Chinese Citizen’s Perspective.    How Can China Do Better in the Global Fight against Tobacco? A Chinese Citizen’s Perspective. As a Chinese citizen and a World Lung Foundation consultant, I was very pleased to be able to participate in the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) in Singapore on March 20th-24th. It was one of the most memorable and encouraging conferences that I have ever... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Advocacy groups worry that children may confuse the Merck medicine with candy. TTCIH reports on WLF’s life-saving maternal health work in Tanzania. Yet another study confirms... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • A Landmark Day in Vietnam    A Landmark Day in Vietnam Today marks a turning point for public health in Vietnam—the country's National Assembly (NA) passed Vietnam's first national tobacco control legislation! Details will unfold in coming days, but since the beginning of this process—a full eight years ago—tobacco control... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Workers in Clewiston, Florida. Eight percent of restaurants in Hendry County offer fast food, and 35% of the population is obese. Photograph: Luis M Alvarez/AP WHO declares unequivocally... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Wednesday with Linda I. Gibbs, deputy mayor for health, as he discussed a plan to ban large sugary beverages. Next to each soda is the amount of sugar in it.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Eight Provinces Across the Philippines Launch New Campaign To Warn smokers About the Harms Of Tobacco    Eight Provinces Across the Philippines Launch New Campaign To Warn smokers About the Harms Of Tobacco (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Hails Positive Steps in Tobacco Control in China    WLF Hails Positive Steps in Tobacco Control in China 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. A child sleeps with his hand tied to a bar at an orphanage in Ploiesti, Romania, on May 16, 1990. This particular orphanage is for children who have birth defects, deformities and intellectual... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Blood tests have traditionally been used to detect the HIV virus WLF is cited in this Financial Times article pitting tobacco companies against the plain truth . The number of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Christy Turlington Burns, seated right, and CNN Hero Robin Lim, seated left, with moms and their newborns at the Bumi Sehat clinic in Bali, Indonesia (CNN) CNN asks if the world should... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Developing and Implementing an Effective Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaign    Developing and Implementing an Effective Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaign The day before the 15th WCTOH 2012, which took place in Singapore in March, WLF did a pre-conference workshop called How to Develop and Implement an Effective Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaign . The workshop was attended by about 60 people from 27 countries across the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Pedestrians attempt to cross a busy highway in India. Photograph: Kaushik Roy/Getty Images The Oxford University Press asks: Why is tobacco control still a problem in Europe? WLF... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Using Education and Communications to Advance Tobacco Control Goals    Using Education and Communications to Advance Tobacco Control Goals At last month’s World Conference on Tobacco OR Health in Singapore, WLF was invited to speak about the role of education and communication in advancing tobacco control goals. In a two-hour session, we shared our experience marrying mass media campaigns with different tobacco control... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Japan’s smokers still light up. (Reuters) Tanzania’s government is urged by WLF and other NGOs to authorize private companies to supply life-saving drugs to rural hospitals. (The... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • New Study Predicts Potential Global Impact of Tobacco Control Policies    (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • World Lung Foundation Calls for Stronger Warnings About the Dangers of Tobacco to Heart Health    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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Annabel Clark, right, with her cancer-stricken mother Lynn Redgrave in March 2003. In her book, Clark writes, "After shaving my mother's head and feeling that our roles had been reversed, I realized... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Poster: The Most Dangerous Places    Poster: The Most Dangerous Places Click on image for a full scale view At the 15th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health in Singapore, I presented a poster designed to present a global snapshot of the best and worst places when it comes to smoking prevalence, youth and secondhand smoke, smoke-free areas, and... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Obama Anti-Smoking Law Faces Partisan Headwinds In Court WLF is quoted in this unsettling Jakarta Globe article about smoking rates in Indonesia—the only country in Asia that has not... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Big Tobacco: Past or Present?    Big Tobacco: Past or Present? A new series on Field Reports, in which we contrast tobacco news from decades ago with current tobacco news—demonstrating just how little Big Tobacco’s playbook has changed. QUESTION: Which quote is from the past, and which is from the present? Quote 1:... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health World Lung Foundation      
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Tarya Seagraves-Quee bathes her six-year-old autistic son Joshua in their room at a motel in Cambridge, Massachusetts July 8, 2009. Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder WLF’s Tobacco Atlas ‘... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • World Lung Foundation Warns Drug-Resistant TB Threatening To Overwhelm All Current Tuberculosis Control Efforts    World Lung Foundation Warns Drug-Resistant TB Threatening To Overwhelm All Current Tuberculosis Control Efforts World Lung Foundation Warns Drug-Resistant TB Threatening To Overwhelm All Current Tuberculosis Control Efforts - 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • China’s Ministry of Health Launches First National Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaign    China’s Ministry of Health Launches First National Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaign On February 28th, China’s Ministry of Health and the Chinese Center for Health Education convened a high-profile press conference in Beijing to launch a national TV campaign to promote smoke-free healthcare facilities. The campaign centers around an ad called Invisible... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • New CDC Anti-Tobacco Campaign Marks Huge Step in American Tobacco Control    New CDC Anti-Tobacco Campaign Marks Huge Step in American Tobacco Control (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Tobacco Industry Marketing is Deadly to Children    Tobacco Industry Marketing is Deadly to Children (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Big Tobacco: Past or Present?    Big Tobacco: Past or Present? A new series on Field Reports, in which we contrast tobacco news from decades ago with current tobacco news—demonstrating just how little Big Tobacco’s playbook has changed. QUESTION: Which quote is from the past, and which is from the present? Quote 1:... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Rajni, a severely malnourished 2-year-old girl, is weighed by health workers at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre, Shivpuri district, Madhya Pradesh, Feb. 1, 2012. In the US, A... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Big Tobacco: Past or Present?    Big Tobacco: Past or Present? A new series on Field Reports, in which we contrast tobacco news from decades ago with current tobacco news—demonstrating just how little Big Tobacco’s playbook has changed. QUESTION: Which quotes are from the past, and which is from the present? Quote 1:... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • New Campaign Shows Harmful Effects of Secondhand Smoke on Children    New Campaign Shows Harmful Effects of Secondhand Smoke on Children 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Two thirds of 35-44 year olds said they would refuse a kiss from a smoker WLF kicks off a groundbreaking tobacco control campaign in Tabasco, Mexico. (Milenio Online; original... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • State of Tabasco, Mexico, Ministry of Health Launches New Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaign    State of Tabasco, Mexico, Ministry of Health Launches New Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaign 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. A campaigner dressed to drive home a point. (AFP) A leading US health official has warned that a campaign started by a children's hospital to fight childhood obesity poses health... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Crashes and near-misses are seen daily in the streets of Mexico City's federal district (AFP/File, David Deolarte) A study of more than 70,000 women in Norway finds that daughters... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Norway in January    Norway in January Last month, World Lung Foundation’s Associate Director of Communication and Special Projects Rebecca Perl traveled to Oslo to help the Norwegian government launch a tobacco control mass media campaign. Here, she takes us through the ins and outs of a national campaign launched in a sunless... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Michelle Obama ate a turkey taco while having lunch with school children at Parklawn Elementary School in Alexandria, Va. on Wednesday. A new campaign is launched to establish smoking... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Tobacco Control in Vietnam: Looking Forward to a Healthy New Year    Tobacco Control in Vietnam: Looking Forward to a Healthy New Year Working in global tobacco control, I’m often reminded of the Greek myth of Sisyphus, the king who was sentenced to an eternity of pushing a boulder up a mountain. Every time he nearly reached the apex, the boulder would tumble back down the mountain, forcing him to begin... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. R.J. Reynolds' Orbs, a dissolvable tobacco product. The Food and Drug administration is studying the flavored products. (Charles Dharapak/AP) Dissolvable tobacco products, derided by... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. The Solar Suitcase at work in a primary health care centre in Liberia. Photo: WE CARE Solar The Hindustan Times reports that pictures of cigarettes can literally leave smokers... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Tobacco kills close to a half million Americans each year, with one in every five U.S. deaths the result of smoking. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES The Washington Post opines that Philip... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Making Waves in 2011: WLF Speaks Out    Making Waves in 2011: WLF Speaks Out Dr. Neil Schluger (right), WLF’s Chief Scientific Officer, interviewed by CNBC reporter Brian Shactman for Cigarette Wars . Each Friday, WLF publishes “This Week in Global Health,” a list of interesting and important articles which you can catch by liking us on Facebook ,... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Are Boring Packages Enough to Keep Teenagers From Smoking? The WHO attempts to impose a tobacco tax in India for non-compliance of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. (Business Standard)... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Women in a peaceful demonstration on Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, in the past to demand more money for maternal health.Every year 358,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth and 7.6 million... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Scott Fraser, vice president of SBT (holdings) Co Ltd., demonstrates an 'e-cigarette', which activates light and vapour. (Bobby Yip/ Reuters) Big Tobacco settles with the US Justice... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • The Unwrapped Gift to Improve Public Health: Plain Cigarette Packaging Would Help Save Lives in 2012 and Beyond    The Unwrapped Gift to Improve Public Health: Plain Cigarette Packaging Would Help Save Lives in 2012 and Beyond (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Mississippi ranked last in the latest look at health status in America. This video explores the factors behind the high prevalence of obesity in the state. The Dutch government is accused... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • “The conflict is over”: An insider’s unique perspective on smoking in Bollywood films    “The conflict is over”: An insider’s unique perspective on smoking in Bollywood films Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai smoking in Guzaarish. Bollywood films were a staple of my childhood. Movies were omnipresent: in classrooms, on the streets, on magazine covers, at dinnertime conversations… even in my dreams. Cut to the late 90s—I began a career in movie... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Japan Tobacco’s ties to professional volleyball teams and the ongoing World Cup tournament for women have prompted local and international opposition and a call to stop the association.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Crisis looms as Global Fund forced to cut back on Aids, malaria and TB grants WHO Director-General Margaret Chan slams tobacco companies that ‘harass’ governments trying... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Widespread tobacco smoking and the use of wood and coal as fuel are the major causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). PHOTO: FILE President Obama says cigarette manufacturers... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Assesses the Impact of the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases: Part 2 of 2    WLF Assesses the Impact of the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases: Part 2 of 2 Now that the initial hubbub has faded, it’s time to take stock of what was really learned at the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases. What lessons were learned, what will the summit’s impact ultimately be, and what’s the path for advocates going forward? Field... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Assesses the Impact of the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases: Part 1 of 2    WLF Assesses the Impact of the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases: Part 1 of 2 Rebecca Perl, Associate Director of Communications and Special Projects Now that the initial hubbub has faded, it’s time to take stock of what was really learned at the UN summit on non-communicable diseases. What lessons were gleaned, what will the summit’s impact ultimately... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • The Government of DKI Jakarta Launches First-ever Graphic Tobacco Control Campaign in Indonesia    The Government of DKI Jakarta Launches First-ever Graphic Tobacco Control Campaign in Indonesia (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
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  • Russia Doesn’t Want to be # 1 Anymore    Russia Doesn’t Want to be # 1 Anymore In advance of the UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in NYC in September, a national forum on the health of the Russian nation was held in Moscow. Hundreds of medical and public health experts from all across Russia gathered to celebrate successes and find solutions to issues... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Growing pains Poor countries are developing the diseases of the rich, with lethal consequences Australia urges other nations to reject a potential WTO challenge mounted by Big... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Largest Conference on Tobacco Control in Chinese – Speaking World Held Successfully in Taipei    Largest Conference on Tobacco Control in Chinese – Speaking World Held Successfully in Taipei From Sept 4th to 6th, the 5th Cross-Strait Conference on Tobacco Control was held in Taipei, Taiwan, hosted by the John Tung Foundation. Over 400 advocates, scholars, public health professionals, and representatives of NGOs from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, gathered to share... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. (Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty Images) A new study says tobacco companies knew for decades that cigarette smoke was radioactive and potentially carcinogenic. WLF discusses China’s smoking... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Mashable’s Social Good Summit: The Highlights    Mashable’s Social Good Summit: The Highlights Ted Turner opened the Social Good Summit with many humorous quotes. One of my favorite is that guys that are wrong will give up before guys that are right. Last week, I attended the first day of Mashable’s Social Good Summit , which examined how emerging new media tools are... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Two actors try to dissuade passersby from smoking, as part of a campaign by the Singapore Health Promotion Board. (AP/Wong Maye-E) The UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases was held... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. On the table are proposals to fight obesity, cut tobacco and alcohol use and expand access to lifesaving drugs in an effort to tackle unhealthy diets and lifestyles that drive three of every five... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Ask the Expert: Q&A with WLF's Rebecca Perl on FDA's New Tobacco Pack Warnings    Ask the Expert: Q&A with WLF's Rebecca Perl on FDA's New Tobacco Pack Warnings Field Reports sat down with Rebecca Perl, Associate Director of Communications and Special Projects, to discuss the ongoing legal battles between the FDA and tobacco companies, who are suing to block new graphic pack warnings. Current cigarette pack from US Planned pack... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. A banana seller smokes a bidi, the ‘poor man’s cigarette’. J Adam Huggins for The National World Lung Foundation’s Dr. Judith MacKay speaks to China Daily about making... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Glimmers of hope in Indonesia    Glimmers of hope in Indonesia A view of Monas, the national monument, taken from Jakarta's City Hall. Even before my first trip to Jakarta in July, I knew that Indonesia was a daunting environment for tobacco control. First introduced by the Dutch, tobacco production is deeply rooted in the country’s history... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. 15000aday.org WLF calls for urgent action as negotiations on the UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases come to a close. The Guardian reports that slow progress in reducing... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Meeting Vietnam's Vice Health Minister Madame Xuyen    Meeting Vietnam's Vice Health Minister Madame Xuyen World Lung Foundation technical advisor Tom Carroll met with Vietnam's Vice Health Minister Madame Xuyen while participating in a World Health Organization assessment of tobacco-control capacity in that country.The trip has been "a terrific chance to delve deeper into the tobacco... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. WLF’s Jorge Alday is quoted in British Medical Journal’s troubling article, Will Industry Influence Derail UN Summit , as negotiations leading up to September’s UN Summit on Non- Communicable... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Using Threat Appeals in New Media Channels    Using Threat Appeals in New Media Channels Read Tom Carroll’s post on threat appeals’ effectiveness in tobacco control here "Stop the Heartbreak: Quit smoking and Take action against tobacco" campaign Although the use of fear appeals in tobacco control campaigns can be controversial, research suggests... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Threat Appeals– How and when are they effective?    Threat Appeals– How and when are they effective? Every Cigarette is Doing You Damage - Carotid Fear appeals’, ‘threat appeals’, ‘scare tactics’- many different terms have been applied to describe the use of graphic, scary images or threatening messages in health promotion and injury prevention campaigns. Such appeals have... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. WLF’s Rebecca Perl talks to the BBC ’s Claudia Hammond about the lack of commitment shown by countries in the run up to the crucial UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases. WLF’s... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • This Week in Global Health    This Week in Global Health A weekly round- up of selected health news from around the world. Posted each Friday. Tobacco WLF’s Prof. Judith McKay is interviewed on a prominent current affairs radio program on WBEZ Chicago. She talks about how smoking is on the rise globally – and what that means for world... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • The ‘Heartbreak’ Campaign- Fighting Tobacco’s Devastating Effects in India    The ‘Heartbreak’ Campaign- Fighting Tobacco’s Devastating Effects in India Since WLF started working in India in 2007, a coalition of partners (including the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, WLF and other non-governmental organizations) has launched 8 national and state tobacco control campaigns in 15 languages – a revolutionary achievement in this country... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF In The News    WLF In The News WLF continues to work with media around the world to advocate for better health policies. Each press opportunity is critical to building awareness and persuading governments that they can and ought to do more. Here’s a round-up of WLF in this month’s news: More than... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • New Campaign Shows Heart Breaking Effects of Smoking Bidis    New Campaign Shows Heart Breaking Effects of Smoking Bidis (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • A Newbie’s Look at Graphic Tobacco Ads    A Newbie’s Look at Graphic Tobacco Ads Giving Cigarettes Is Giving Harm Growing up in Taiwan, I would go into restaurants with my family and specify that we wanted to sit at the “non-smoking” table. Without me thinking much about it, smoke-free environments became the norm for me, as I thought they would for... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Tobacco Advertising to Russian Women, Part III: A Dose of Reality    Tobacco Advertising to Russian Women, Part III: A Dose of Reality This is the third segment of a three-part series on the methods tobacco companies use to market cigarettes to women in Russia. Read Part I and Part II . Tobacco companies use a full spectrum of tactics to target women in Russia: from direct advertising via traditional media... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Tobacco Advertising to Russian Women, PART II: Making Death Look and Taste More Appealing    Tobacco Advertising to Russian Women, PART II: Making Death Look and Taste More Appealing This is the second segment of a three-part series on the methods tobacco companies use to market cigarettes to women in Russia. Read Part I: Marketing Death to the Vulnerable Russian tobacco marketers are eager to get women smoking early and often, and have poured money into... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Choking on Tar: Hard-hitting 'Sponge' ad shows Mauritians the frightening truth about smokers' lungs    Choking on Tar: Hard-hitting 'Sponge' ad shows Mauritians the frightening truth about smokers' lungs Through the month of June, beginning with a press launch on World No Tobacco Day, the TV, radio and billboard “Sponge” campaign aired across Mauritius. Developed by Ministry of Health with WLF support, the “Sponge” campaign showed the amount of tar that... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Lessons from Tobacco Control: Should the Food Industry sit at the health policy table? Lessons from Tobacco Control: Should the Food Industry sit at the health policy table? The rise in soft drink consumption in the US mirrors the rising incident of obesity. At the midpoint of the 20th century, Americans drank four times as much milk as soda. Today, the ratio is almost completely reversed and in the past 30 years the national obesity rate has more than tripled... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Tobacco Control in Tianjin – an Ongoing Effort    Tobacco Control in Tianjin – an Ongoing Effort “Cigarettes Are Eating Your Baby Alive” billboards on bus station, Sept. 2010 World No Tobacco Day heralded the launch of tobacco control events across the globe- including the kick-off of significant anti-tobacco efforts in Tianjin, China. As a staff member of World Lung Foundation... World Lung Foundation        more...  
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  • Tobacco on the agenda at the UN NCD Meeting    Tobacco on the agenda at the UN NCD Meeting "Mukesh Harane was a 24-year-old Indian man with dreams and aspirations like any other. Unfortunately, he acquired a habit of using chewing tobacco. Only about a year later he discovered he had oral cancer. He was worried that he might be disfigured from the treatment, or even lose his... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Ask the Expert: Q&A with FCA's Laurent Huber on Tobacco Pack Warnings and FCTC Article 11    Ask the Expert: Q&A with FCA's Laurent Huber on Tobacco Pack Warnings and FCTC Article 11 Laurent Hubert Director, FCA On World No Tobacco Day , World Lung Foundation launched an innovative web resource, The Tobacco Pack Warning Resource , designed to aid health advocates in creating compelling pictorial pack warnings. We sat down with Laurent Huber , Director of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Maternal Death Crisis Addressed at Summit in Tanzania    Maternal Death Crisis Addressed at Summit in Tanzania 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • A New Yorker’s Response to Smoke-Free Park Scofflaws    A New Yorker’s Response to Smoke-Free Park Scofflaws Stephen Hamill, member of WLF staff, guests blogs on New York Dad blog . The author and his son, Ben, enjoy the smoke-free air in Prospect Park A second weekend of smoke-free parks and beaches has passed, a welcome and healthy change for my son Ben, 14... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Media Advisory:
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    Media Advisory: <br>Summit to Address Maternal Death in Tanzania 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • They Never Stop: Tobacco Marketing Crosses the Line    They Never Stop: Tobacco Marketing Crosses the Line In something that looks like it could be out of the 1950s, and would be outlawed in most countries in the World, "healthier" cigarettes are being advertised in Tanzania. Thanks to our Tanzanian colleagues for forwarding this picture for forwarding this to us, on World No Tobacco Day!... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Fighting Tobacco in the Philippines: No Easy Task    Fighting Tobacco in the Philippines: No Easy Task I recently joined 13 national, international and World Health Organization health experts in a two week immersion into the Philippines’ tobacco control environment. The team interviewed representatives from 78 institutions, including government agencies, non-profits, media and private... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • A Global Fight: World Lung Foundation on World No Tobacco Day    Today, on World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), WLF is taking action across the globe, by launching a new web resource and kicking off mass media campaigns in six countries. In doing so, we proudly join national and international organizations in a collective effort against the terrible human cost of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • First Ever National Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaign Launches in Bangladesh    First Ever National Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaign Launches in Bangladesh (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Countdown to the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases    Countdown to the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases Highlights from the Moscow Ministerial Meeting on NCDs, April 28-29, 2011 More than 90 Ministers of Health from as many countries convened in Moscow last week to draft guidelines on reducing the toll from NCDs. The conference was co-hosted by the World Health Organization... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • "Too Graphic for TV”: Innovative new-media campaign shows the harms of chewing tobacco to millions of Indians This week, more than two million Indians received an SMS warning about the dangers of chewing tobacco, urging them to take action against the epidemic. Hundreds of thousands more will see ads on social-networking sites, driving them to a two-minute web video with images that were... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Urges Health Ministries to Implement Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce NCD Deaths    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)... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies Applauds China's New Smoke-free Initiative Bloomberg Philanthropies Applauds China's New Smoke-free Initiative David Gray/Reuters More than 100,000 Chinese will die this year from exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS). Many millions more will suffer adverse health effects from toxic SHS, with symptoms ranging from asthma attacks in adults to ear infections in children. Now,... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Innovative Health Campaign in India Uses “Too Graphic for TV” Images to Highlight Health Risks of Chewing Tobacco Innovative Health Campaign in India Uses “Too Graphic for TV” Images to Highlight Health Risks of Chewing Tobacco 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Hails New Report on Tackling the Global Crisis of Non-Communicable Diseases 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,... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • New Report From World Lung Foundation Reveals Inextricable Links Between Tobacco and Tuberculosis (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Urges UK Government to Ban Display Advertising and Branding on Tobacco Products WLF Urges UK Government to Ban Display Advertising and Branding on Tobacco Products (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Anti-Corruption and Anti-Smoking: Hand-in-Hand in Tahrir Square    Anti-Corruption and Anti-Smoking: Hand-in-Hand in Tahrir Square The January 25th revolution of Egyptian youth in Tahrir Square demanded a number of political, social and economic reforms. It clearly reflected young people’s quest for revival and prosperity, and improvement of their country at all levels. On February 6th, the Al Masry Al Youm... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Meeting Tobacco Control Allies in Tabasco and Mexico City Meeting Tobacco Control Allies in Tabasco and Mexico City Meeting with Tabasco Governor Aside from the grasshoppers and worms I ate on the last day, this latest trip to Mexico was a treat. I joined colleagues from Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids , Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health , Pan-American Health... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Long Overdue: Graphic Pack Warning Labels for Cigarettes in the United States Long Overdue: Graphic Pack Warning Labels for Cigarettes in the United States You can view all of the images that are being considered for pack warnings on U.S. cigarettes at FDA Proposed Cigarette Product Warning Labels For the first time since the U.S. Surgeon General declared cigarettes harmful to health in 1964, warning labels on American cigarette packs... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Tamil Nadu Government Launches New Campaign to Protect Citizens from Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Tamil Nadu Government Launches New Campaign to Protect Citizens from Exposure to Secondhand Smoke (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Calls for Increased Funding of Cancer Prevention Through Tobacco Control WLF Calls for Increased Funding of Cancer Prevention Through Tobacco Control (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Notes with Interest President Kikwete’s Role in the United Nations Meeting in Geneva on Women’s and Children’s Health WLF Notes with Interest President Kikwete’s Role in the United Nations Meeting in Geneva on Women’s and Children’s Health 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • When the Home Fires Burn: The Neglected Epidemic of Lung Disease in Women and Children When the Home Fires Burn: The Neglected Epidemic of Lung Disease in Women and Children World Lung Foundation's policy paper series on lung health issues. “Directions” white papers are conceived by WLF Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Neil Schluger and written by Karyn Feiden. Neil W. Schluger, M.D. Chief Scientific Officer, World Lung Foundation, and Professor of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Convenes Maternal Health Summit in Tanzania WLF Convenes Maternal Health Summit in Tanzania 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Ad Campaign Graphically Depicts Harms of Smokeless Tobacco, A Leading Killer in India Ad Campaign Graphically Depicts Harms of Smokeless Tobacco, A Leading Killer in India (New York and Delhi, India) - 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • China Falls Short in its Tobacco Control Obligations China Falls Short in its Tobacco Control Obligations (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Thoughts on a First CoP Thoughts on a First CoP As delegates from 140 countries gathered in beautiful Punta del Este, Uruguay, a newbie to the process, Rebecca Perl, gathered her own impressions about the fourth bi-annual meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the global Framework Convention on Tobacco Control treaty. First... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Turkish "Sponge" leaves hotline busy signals Turkish Leveraging a unique law that allows for free prime-time advertising for anti-tobacco ads, Turkey has adapted and launched the hard-hitting "Sponge" campaign, originally produced by the Cancer Institute New South Wales in Australia. The campaign, on both radio and television, is the first... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • New Rapid Testing Technology Requires Training and a Transition Plan to Truly Advance the Fight Against Tuberculosis (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Smoke-Free Alexandria Smoke-Free Alexandria The Egyptian Ministry of Health, in coordination with World Lung Foundation, has finished a two-stage "Smoke-Free Alexandria" media campaign, stretching a small campaign budget by using innovative tactics to attract additional media interest and attention. In order to avoid expensive... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Travel Log: Tanzania, Mauritius, Bangladesh and India Travel Log: Tanzania, Mauritius, Bangladesh and India Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Arrived in Dar Es Salaam on a Saturday night and was met by my WLF colleagues at the airport. We made plans to get our team together the next day. Early Sunday morning, I went for a run alongside the beach in a light rain, in the wake of three young men... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Supports Uruguay's Efforts to Stop the Tobacco Industry from Undermining its Progressive Tobacco Control Policies WLF Supports Uruguay's Efforts to Stop the Tobacco Industry from Undermining its Progressive Tobacco Control Policies (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Urges Immediate Action in Russia to Reduce Tobacco Use Following Release of New Survey Data (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Welcomes Use of CT Scans to Detect Lung Cancer in Smokers (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Incredible Istanbul: City offers the perfect smoke-free backdrop for WLF media workshop Incredible Istanbul: City offers the perfect smoke-free backdrop for WLF media workshop Turkey is an extraordinary place when measured by several yardsticks; its blend of old and new cultures, its standing as a bridge between East and West; and even its efficiency—considering its size (Istanbul alone is 20 million by some estimates). Last but not least, Turkey is... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • New Data from Viet Nam Critical to Reducing Death Toll of Tobacco Use    New Data from Viet Nam Critical to Reducing Death Toll of Tobacco Use 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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health Sydney, Australia Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health Sydney, Australia After working with World Lung Foundation for almost three years, I've been to a fair number of global health conferences, and I've felt that I generally know what to expect at this point. But the APACT conference, held this October in Sydney, was a conference of firsts for me.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Welcomes Release of New GATS Data from India WLF Welcomes Release of New GATS Data from India (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... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Better Implementation of Current TB Control Programs Would Reduce Drug-Resistant Strains    Better Implementation of Current TB Control Programs Would Reduce Drug-Resistant Strains (New York, NY) - World Lung Foundation today commended the Stop TB Partnership's launch of the " Global Plan to Stop TB 2011-2015 ," but cautioned that the promise of breakthroughs in the near future should not delay individual countries from adopting current best practice in the fight against... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Regular Lung Testing Critical to Preventing Death from Lung Disease    Regular Lung Testing Critical to Preventing Death from Lung Disease (New York, NY) - World Lung Foundation (WLF) released the following statement in support of the first-ever World Spirometry Day , a coordinated global effort to raise awareness of the need for regular lung testing: "It is predicted that in 2030 12.5 million deaths (17% of all deaths)... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • First Ever TV Campaign Launched to Support Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs in Mexico First Ever TV Campaign Launched to Support Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs in Mexico Download Spanish Press Release (New York, USA and Guadalajara, Mexico) - A new mass media campaign was launched today to encourage millions of Mexicans to stop smoking around their children. The campaign, called "Cigarettes are Eating Your Baby Alive," graphically shows that children... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Calls on International Music Acts to Reject Tobacco Industry Sponsorship of Indonesian Rock Festival WLF Calls on International Music Acts to Reject Tobacco Industry Sponsorship of Indonesian Rock Festival (New York, NY) - World Lung Foundation today added its voice to calls that international rock bands including The Smashing Pumpkins, Stereophonics and The Vines should not perform at the Java Rockin' Land festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, unless tobacco company sponsorship and associated... World Lung Foundation        more...  

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    <br>Register for Berlin - Friday November 12, 9AM-5PM Join us for a workshop on health media communications for lung health professionals at 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health Union . Led by WLF communications experts, learn basic media skills: working with reporters, managing a... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • 2010 World Cancer Congress in Shenzhen, China    2010 World Cancer Congress in Shenzhen, China Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center As an international NGO and program collaborator, WLF attended the 2010 World Cancer Congress held during Aug 18-21, 2010 in Shenzhen, one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It was the first time that the World Cancer Congress... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Sunday in Tanzania    Sunday in Tanzania Two women visiting family members in the maternity ward, coming to cook and provide emotional support. On Sunday at 7 AM, our World Lung Foundation team of Peter Baldini, Jack Salvo, Carl Mercer, Dismass Masumbukoo, our driver Filbert Kalilameso, and I climbed into a jeep provided by our... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Smoke-free Alexandria, "effective immediately"    Smoke-free Alexandria, Minister of Health Dr. El-Gabaly and General Adel Labib sign the declaration of Smoke-free Alexandria, while Dr. Sahar Labib, Director of the Tobacco Control Department, looks on. "This initiative needs supports from individuals and society, and is the first core and form of every... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Workshop in Bogotá, Colombia WLF Workshop in Bogotá, Colombia Attendees to the Bogotá, Colombia workshop, give their full attention to WLF trainer Jorge Alday. Jorge Alday and I, we leave our home cities, New York and Mexico, to go to Bogotá, Colombia. It would be our first time in Colombia, and that gave us a feeling of curiosity and... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Commends Australian Gov't on Unprecedented Tobacco Control Policies WLF Commends Australian Gov't on Unprecedented Tobacco Control Policies (New York, NY) - World Lung Foundation congratulates the Australian government on its announcement of a comprehensive package to combat smoking—including a 25% increase in the excise tax on tobacco products and the removal of promotional text, images and colors on all cigarette packs.... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Working Together for Tobacco Control in Vietnam    Working Together for Tobacco Control in Vietnam WLF has worked throughout the past year and a half with local partners in Vietnam to develop a national mass media campaign. The goals were to increase the public's awareness about the harms of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, and to generate support for national tobacco control... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Brings Communications Course to Singapore WLF Brings Communications Course to Singapore It took 24 hours to get from New York, where I live, to Singapore. Not the easiest trip, to say the least. It was a long time to remain in the same position, but the people in the plane were very nice and polite, and I had the feeling I was going to a fine place. At the beginning of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • New Survey Shows 77% of Vietnamese Oppose Secondhand Smoke in Public Places after Seeing Ad    New Survey Shows 77% of Vietnamese Oppose Secondhand Smoke in Public Places after Seeing Ad Download Vietnamese Press Release (New York, NY and Hanoi, Vietnam) - – Vietnam's Ministry of Health, World Health Organization (WHO) and World Lung Foundation (WLF) announced today the results of a national mass media campaign to build support for the ban on smoking in... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Tanzania - Expanding Critical Health Services for Women and Children Tanzania - Expanding Critical Health Services for Women and Children The core aspect of the WLF program in Tanzania is to decrease maternal and infant mortality through targeted enhancements of emergency obstetric care in rural health centers. Specifically, the WLF program is funding the renovation and construction of key infrastructure; building the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Run, WLF, Run!    Run, WLF, Run! After a family dinner one night late last year, my husband asked if anyone wanted to run with him in the NYC Half Marathon, as part of the World Lung Foundation team.     World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Craig David, Goodwill Ambassador against Tuberculosis    Craig David, Goodwill Ambassador against Tuberculosis Craig David with WLF board member Dr. Marcos Espinal at Stop TB event. On World TB day, I attended a celebration with Craig David, the British R&B singer. He is serving as a Goodwill Ambassador against Tuberculosis. The event was held at a gallery in the West Village of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • The Disturbing Paradox of Tuberculosis The Disturbing Paradox of Tuberculosis By Neil W. Schluger, M.D. Chief Scientific Officer, World Lung Foundation, and Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University Recently, hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in research projects to develop new drugs, diagnostics... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Moscow Sponge Winter Campaign    Moscow Sponge Winter Campaign When I arrived in bright, cold, snowy, mid-February Moscow for a series of meetings with Russian partners, I was happy and shocked to see that the LED poster images from the "Sponge" tobacco control mass media campaign were still up in the metro.     World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Spring Festival Gift-Giving in China    Spring Festival Gift-Giving in China 2010 marks the second year that WLF will be supporting a campaign in China to discourage against the practice of giving cigarettes as gifts. With the Chinese New Year holiday fast approaching, gift giving is at its peak. Working with WHO, China CDC, and other local partners, the campaign... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Enhancing Maternal Health in Tanzania    Enhancing Maternal Health in Tanzania For the last year WLF has been working with the Ifakara Health Research and Development Center to improve access to maternal and neonatal health care in Tanzania. By enhancing the capacity of healthcare providers with life saving skills and equipment, the program aims to decrease maternal... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • World Cancer Day    World Cancer Day (New York, NY) - World Lung Foundation (WLF) released the following statement on World Cancer Day, 2010: "Lung cancer is the most preventable form of cancer," said Dr. Neil Schluger, Chief Scientific Officer, World Lung Foundation. "According to the World Health... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Haiti Earthquake Relief Haiti Earthquake Relief WLF CEO Peter Baldini shares some distaster relief organizations for donations to Hairi in the wake of the devestating earthquake.     World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Media Communications Workshop in Singapore Media Communications Workshop in Singapore Twas the week before Christmas when 26 public health practitioners from 15 countries gathered in Singapore for an introduction to mass media and communications. The five-day workshop was designed and taught by WLF and the Union as part of The Union's International Management Development... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • The Two Worlds of Dr. E. Jane Carter, WLF Board Member The Two Worlds of Dr. E. Jane Carter, WLF Board Member In December 2009 at the World Lung Conference in Mexico, Dr. Carter spoke to WLF about her commitment to... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Impact: WLF at the Union's World Lung Conference Untitled Document .headerTop {background-color:#ececec;border-top:0px solid #000000;border-bottom:1px solid #FFFFFF;text-align:center; } .adminText { font-size:10px;color:#757575;line-height:200%;font-family:verdana;text-decoration:none; } .headerBar { background-color:#FFFFFF;... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Vietnam Ministry of Health and World Lung Foundation Launch Mass Media Campaign to Support Smoke-Free Vietnam Download Vietnamese Press Release (New York, NY and Hanoi, Vietnam) - Vietnam's Ministry of Health launched a new mass media campaign to support Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung's Decision 1315, dated 21st August 2009, which mandates smoke-free public places across Vietnam. The campaign,... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Jane Carter Interview At the 2009 World Lung Conference in Mexico, Dr. Carter spoke to WLF about her commitment to international lung... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Field Reports Blog: Poverty and Lung Health: 40th World Lung Conference in Cancún, Mexico    Field Reports Blog: Poverty and Lung Health: 40th World Lung Conference in Cancún, Mexico The WLF conference booth WLF Communications Officer Mohamed El-Ghamrawy presents a cigarette pack warnings campaign in Egypt. Board member Marc Snazjderman (left) and Special Projects Manager Rebecca Perl (center) meet the recipients of WLF's New York City Half-Marathon... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Field Reports Blog: Thanksgiving in Hanoi Field Reports Blog: Thanksgiving in Hanoi Editing ads in the production studio Tom (center) with in-country partners, at WHO's Vietnam headquarters Vietnamese pho noodles for Thanksgiving Hanoi's Temple of Literature is smoke-free WLF has been working all year with partners in Vietnam to develop a... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Most Governments Fail to Protect Their Citizens from Tobacco Harms    (New York, NY) - World Lung Foundation (WLF) released the following statement on the release of the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic , 2009: "The WHO report demonstrates clearly that most governments have failed to address tobacco as a public health crisis," said Peter Baldini,... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Integrating HIV Treatment with Prevention and Treatment for Lung Diseases Could Save Millions of Lives Integrating HIV Treatment with Prevention and Treatment for Lung Diseases Could Save Millions of Lives (New York, NY) - On World AIDS Day, World Lung Foundation (WLF) urged governments and the global health community to take steps toward more systematic integration of the treatment and care for lung disease among patients with HIV/AIDS: Neil Schluger, Chief Scientific Officer at WLF said,... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • WLF Accomplishments Untitled Document .iconspan{ float: right; margin: 3px; cursor:hand; cursor:pointer; font-weight: bold; } .eg-bar{ background-color: #d8edf6; font-weight: bold; border: 1px solid white; padding: 3px; } div.eg-bar{ width: 600px; } .icongroup1{ width:... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Field Reports Blog: Moscow Duma Launches "Sponge" Campaign Field Reports Blog: Moscow Duma Launches TIrina Morozova, who works for World Lung Foundation as a Communications Officer, was on hand when the Moscow Duma launched the "Sponge" mass media campaign, which uses an ad that graphically warns about the dangers of smoking . The press launch of the campaign took place in the... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • New Graphic Ad Combats Smokeless Tobacco in India New Graphic Ad Combats Smokeless Tobacco in India (Delhi, India) - The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare's (MOHFW) Tobacco Control Programme today announced the launch of a nationwide television and radio campaign called "Surgeon." The campaign features cancer patients at Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital's neck... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Field Reports Blog: 3rd Cross-Strait Conference Field Reports Blog: 3rd Cross-Strait Conference The WLF China team attended the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (HKCOSH)-hosted 3rd Cross-Strait Conference on Tobacco Control in Hong Kong last week. The theme of this year's two-day meeting was "Construct Smoke-free Society & Promote MPOWER." More than 200 tobacco... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Field Reports Blog: Turkey Smoke-free Site Visit Field Reports Blog: Turkey Smoke-free Site Visit "In Turkey, Sylviane Ratte of the Union and I went to Izmir, Turkey's 3rd largest city of about 3.5 million, to visit with the local health directorate and find out about how Smoke-free was being implemented locally, and how tobacco control rated on the municipality's list of... World Lung Foundation        more...  
  • Field Reports Blog: Judith Mackay at WPRO meeting Judith Mackay at WPRO meeting     World Lung Foundation        more right  
  • Results for Tanzania Maternal Health Infrastructure Program Results for Tanzania Maternal Health Infrastructure Program WLF clinic in Tanzania     World Lung Foundation        more right  
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