Stand with farmworkers and boycott VUSE, a Reynolds American e-cigarette brand, until Reynolds agrees to give farmworkers a voice and a practical mechanism that they can use to negotiate better working and living conditions without fear of retaliation! For info visit the Farm Labor Organizing Committee
HRTCN working with ASH and other Allies help pass the Cape Town Declaration on Human Rights and a Tobacco Free World at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in South Africa on 9 March 2018. To sign on, email your organization’s name and logo to HQ@ash.org
SMOKING OUT THE LIES: A video about tobacco industry interference in Kenya: https://youtu.be/5MGQIX0MgvQ Read the companion report SMOKING OUT LIES: DOCUMENTS RESEARCH IN TOBACCO INDUSTRY INTERFERENCE IN KENYA– A project of Tobacco Industry Documents Research in Africa in collaboration with the Center for Tobacco Control in Africa; Makerere University School of Public Health (Uganda); Ministry of […more]
Tobacco industry corporate social responsibility activities undermine progress on health and development and stifle the ability of tobacco workers to express their freedom to associate and bargain collectively. (ILO Policy Brief, final 13 Feb 2018)
Dec 18, 2017 |
The Human Rights and Tobacco Control Network conducts a pre-conference to the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, South Africa, to highlight the links between tobacco control and human rights. Register now.
Read and share widely the HRTCN press release “International Labor Organization Forced to Address Conflict of Interest” (PDF). Read the letter to government officials.
Read the letter from Raphael Sandramu, Secretary General of the Tobacco and Allied Workers Union of Malawi (PDF)
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) presented its recommendations to the Argentinian State on November 18th and expressed its concern about the high tobacco consumption rates among adolescent girls, who smoke more than boys. Read the Report Read the Recommendations
Four panelists, Mira Aghi, Mark Spires, Yvette van der Ejik, and Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy spoke about different aspects of the human rights based approach to tobacco control. Mira Aghi (India) presented on the exploitation of bidi rollers by the industry. She highlighted the financial, health and education struggles faced by the bidi rollers, the large majority […more]