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Marty Otañez: Associate Professor and Professional Filmmaker in the Anthropology Department, University of Colorado Denver, marty.otanez[at]ucdenver.edu. Producer of public access television show on Comcast Cable Channel 57 through Denver Open Media called 'Getting High on Anthropology,' http://fsandgreen.org/shows

Tobacco Industry Highjacking SDGs

Jul 16, 2018 | | Say something

New analysis available (HERE) on how the tobacco industry is highjacking the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We all know about the burden this industry puts on achieving sustainable development. At the same time, cigarette corporations are among the first adopters of SDG rhetoric – while failing to acknowledge that tobacco control is part of the goals. […more]

Boycott Vuse

Apr 17, 2018 | | Say something

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

Cape Town Declaration on Human Rights and a Tobacco-free World

Mar 15, 2018 | | Say something

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

Mar 6, 2018 | | Say something

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]

ILO SHOULD END COOPERATION WITH TOBACCO INDUSTRY

Mar 6, 2018 | | Say something

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)    

International Labour Organization forced to address conflict of interest (Press Release)

Oct 16, 2017 | | Say something

Read and share widely the HRTCN press release “International Labor Organization Forced to Address Conflict of Interest” (PDF). Read the letter to government officials.  

ILO/Big Tobacco Campaign Letter from the Tobacco and Allied Workers Union of Malawi

Oct 16, 2017 | | Say something

Read the letter from Raphael Sandramu, Secretary General of the Tobacco and Allied Workers Union of Malawi (PDF)

The CEDAW Committee recommended Argentina to ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control to protect women from tobacco use

Nov 23, 2016 | | Say something

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

Could tobacco executives/corporations be found guilty of human rights violations?

Nov 4, 2015 | | Say something

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Symposium at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health 2015

May 6, 2015 | | Say something

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]