Issues

The tobacco industry is actively threatening public health everywhere. STOP shines the light on major trends, issues and tactics that governments and citizens need to know about, and offers ways to counter the industry.

Environment

Tobacco production accelerates deforestation, poisons waterways, creates toxic waste and more. Yet Big Tobacco deflects blame by advertising its sustainability efforts designed to paint itself as an environmental ally, not part of the problem.

Dirty Money

From establishing front groups to facilitating the smuggling of its own products, from avoiding taxes to funding pseudoscience, Big Tobacco always puts profits before public health and social responsibility. 

Next Generation Addiction

To stay profitable, Big Tobacco must replace consumers who have died from using its products. Although it claims novel products are less harmful than cigarettes, they are still designed to addict.

Sabotaging Health Policy

Big Tobacco is relentless and ruthless in its efforts to subvert health policy. Governments have options to protect the integrity of their policies, especially by implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. 

COVID-19

As the world struggles to contain the pandemic, Big Tobacco is trying to position itself as a friend of public health, even as it continues to push products that worsen COVID-19 outcomes and add financial strain to health systems.

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