Category Archives: Tobacco

09.17.13

Public Health Math: Does “less bad” = “good”? A look at the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes

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The field of public health is premised on epidemiological number games. While eradicating disease may be the paragon of the field, in practice, public health leaders apply a more rational lens focused on achieving the best health outcomes for the majority.  Tackling the health issues associated with tobacco products presents a ripe example of this […]

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06.14.13

Lessons from the Industry

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In her opening remarks to the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion, Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned: [e]fforts to prevent non-communicable diseases go against the business interests of powerful economic operators. In my view, this is one of the biggest challenges facing health promotion . . . [i]t is […]

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06.04.13

Commemorations around “World No Tobacco Day”

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This post was written by and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate) and Belen Rios (Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13) at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to pa390@law.georgetown.edu    On Friday May 31st, as we mentioned in our blog, all around the globe, […]

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02.20.13

Tobacco and Poverty

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This post was written by Francisco J. Quintana (Legal Intern from UniversidadTorcuato Di Tella) and Paula Avila Guillen (Institute Associate)of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to fjq2@law.georgetown.edu or pa390@law.georgetown.edu.             Significant advances have been made and continue to be made in […]

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11.22.11

Court Enjoins FDA Tobacco Labels

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This post was authored by O’Neill Institute research assistant and third-year Georgetown University Law Center student Mirona Dragnea. On November 7, 2011, District Judge Richard J. Leon of the D.C. District Court sided with five tobacco companies in granting a preliminary injunction in R.J. Reynolds v. U.S. FDA. The decision prohibits the United States Food […]

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10.01.11

Unanswered Questions of the UN Summit on Non-communicable Diseases

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 The United Nation’s High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), convened at UN Headquarters September 19-20, brought with it high expectations. The only previous UN General Assembly Special Sessions on a health issue had been on HIV/AIDS, with the first, in 2001, credited with helping spur the […]

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09.14.11

Briefing paper on tobacco product regulation and the WTO after US – Clove Cigarettes

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For those interested in matters of trade and health we have posted a briefing paper on the recent World Trade Organization panel report in US – Clove Cigarettes on the O’Neill Institute homepage (www.oneillinstitute.org). See the ‘recent news’ section. The abstract is as follows: On September 2, 2011, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released the […]

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08.19.11

Peruvian Constitutional Tribunal Upholds Constitutionality of Reformed Smoke Free Law

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On July 19, 2011 the Constitutional Tribunal of Peru rejected the unconstitutionality challenge presented by Jaime Barco Roda on behalf of 5,000 Peruvian citizens.* The Court upheld the constitutionality of the country’s reformed Law 28705 – Law for the Prevention and Control of Tobacco Consumption Risks (“Law 28705”).  The decision extensively cited the amicus brief […]

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08.08.11

Tobacco Control and International Trade in Africa

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Note: From the American Cancer Society’s Blog, The Global Fight Against Cancer “Tobacco Control and International Trade in Africa” (August 8, 2011) Representatives from 13 African countries learn new skills to fight the deadly tobacco trade Nairobi, Kenya — The American Cancer Society organised an international trade and tobacco control workshop from July 26–28, in […]

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08.01.11

What Does It Mean to Inform?

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This post was authored by Sam Halabi, J.D., M.Phil., Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa College of Law. What Does it Mean to Inform? In response to the graphic warnings released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 21, 2011, tobacco firms have asserted that the warnings violate their First Amendment rights by forcing […]

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