Global Partnerships for Tobacco Control
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Global Partnerships for Tobacco Control was launched in 2000 to help support and strengthen international tobacco control activities at the grass roots level. The program pairs groups in the United States and Canada with groups in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union, and assists them in initiating meaningful shared activities. More than 360 groups in over 100 countries and 40 U.S. states and territories are currently involved in the program. Participating groups include: tobacco control advocacy groups, youth networks and schools, hospitals and medical associations, local government agencies, consumer groups, and faith-based communities.


December 2006:

Tobacco Industry Sponsorship of George Benson in Indonesia


Tell Movies Studios to
Stop Recruiting Young Customers for
the Tobacco Industry!

Introductory Packet

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On March 19, 2003 a new "tobacco company" was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Find out more about Licensed to Kill, Inc

tobacco-activist listserv Join hundreds of people worldwide in fighting Big Tobacco's global expansion! On average, two easy-to-participate-in actions per month.

intl-tobacco listserv News clips, urgent actions, reports, testimony, updates and other information related to international tobacco and international tobacco control issues

Addicted to Profit: Big Tobacco's Expanding Global Reach Essential Action report by Ross Hammond

International Tobacco Accountability Bulletin
New, updates & analyses of issues related to international tobacco

Tobacco-Related Articles

Press Releases

Testimony on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Robert Weissman | Anna White

Materials on the legal settlement with the tobacco industry

NEW! Essential Action Comments on Proposed U.S.-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement 5/12/06


Essential Action Letter to WIPO Magazine re: Trademarks & Tobacco

Tobacco Control Across Borders: U.S. Delegation to West Africa 4/2/02

Essential Action page on TOBACCO & TRADE

Licensed to Kill, Inc Goes to Cancun! 9/12/02

Letter from VA Assistant Attorney General to Licensed to Kill, Inc and response 5/22/03

200 Teens Protest Incorporation of "Licensed to Kill" & Altria Group Annual Mtg 4/24/03

Licensed to Kill, Inc, Incorporated in VA; Aims to Kill 4.9 Million a Year; New Rival for Altria 4/17/03

"U.S.: Get Big Tobacco's Hands Off NYC" Rally at NYC City Hall 2/19/03

U.S. Hijacks Global Health demo at DHHS 2/12/03

Philip Morris memo cites 1997 statement generated by Essential Action as source for 1999 list of international tobacco control advocates 10/11/02

Tobacco Privatization Kills - Demo at IMF a success! 9/24/02

Essential Action releases new report: "NEEDLESS HARM" - IMF Support for Tobacco Privatization and for Tobacco Tax and Tariff Reduction, and the Cost to Public Health pdf version 9/23/02

Letter urging Hershey not to sell to Philip Morris/Kraft 9/12/02

Report on "U.S. Pack of Lies" demonstration in NYC 8/1/02

Robert Weissman's testimony re: privatization of Thai Tobacco Monopoly and related article Govt scraps privatisation of Thai Tobacco Monopoly 7/19/02

Philip Morris to Canada: Drop Dead - corpfocus 4/4/02

Submission by Philip Morris International, Inc. in Response to The National Center for Standards and Certification Information Foreign Trade Notification No. B/TBT/N/CAN/22 3/02

Trade and Trade-offs on Tobacco - Washington Post 1/14/02

Big Tobacco Is Accused of Crossing an Age Line - New York Times 8/24/01

Should Trade Have No-Smoking Section? - Wall Street Journal 7/23/01

U.S. Effort to Stall Tax on Tobacco Draws Ire of Cigarette Opponents - Wall Street Journal 6/27/01

Free Fax Action: Stop U.S. Support for Big Tobacco Over 600 faxes sent to USTR Zoellick!

Essential Action Condemns USTR Pressure on Korean Tobacco Regulation 6/14/01

Comments on FTC tobacco marketing expenditure reports 6/7/01

Letter from 17 U.S. legislators to Mr. Michel Camdessus, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund re: privatization of the Thai Tobacco Monopoly 12/8/98

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