8. September 2021
The index published today reveals once again: the tobacco industry can exert a lot of influence on politics. Health organizations call for more transparency and restriction of interactions.
11. June 2021
On World Day Against Child Labour, we renew our call to German policymakers to enforce children's rights at the beginning of the supply chain. We also appeal to the German government to support alternatives to tobacco cultivation.
26. May 2021
World No Tobacco Day 2021 - Press Release: Unfairtobacco, FACT e.V. and 16 organisations publish a factsheet highlighting how women's rights are violated by tobacco.
15. February 2021
Unfairtobacco participated in the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's digital hearing with civil society last week.
7. October 2020
World Day for Decent Work: Short films by our partner organisation UBINIG show exploitation of women and children in tobacco cultivation in Bangladesh
27. July 2020
A new law to extend the ban on tobacco advertising was long overdue, but has been blocked by the CDU/CSU in recent years. Now the parties have given up their resistance and agreed to a bill in the German parliament. The new law will come into force gradually from 2021.
28. May 2020
Students from Berlin submit their report to the UN Committee oin the Rights of the Child and show how and where children's rights are infringed by tobacco.
26. May 2020
Press release for World No Tobacco Day 2020: 19 civil society organisations working on public health, sustainable development and children's rights turn to the UN CRC and criticizes the impact of deficient tobacco control in Germany.
24. April 2020
The tobacco industry uses the Coronavirus crisis to polish its reputation, strengthen contacts on political level and market its products.
5. May 2019
What you can win: A ticket to see Tom Hiddleston, Charly Cox and Zawe Ashton in Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London on 27 May 2019. The show is sold out and the ticket is worth more than £100.
25. August 2018
A German documentary shows: Cigarette butts not only harm the health of people, but also the health of the planet. Few people know, cigarette butts are hazardous, toxic waste. Unfairtobacco Director Sonja von Eichborn has been interviewed for this film.
25. May 2018
Governments have the duty, as well as the right, to protect their citizens from the tobacco industry because the continued production and marketing of tobacco products violates rights from seedbed to butts, including child labor, workers' rights and the human rights to health and life.
26. February 2018
These short case studies take a closer look at alternatives to tobacco growing. Are they economically viable? Are they ecologically justifiable? Do they contribute to more social justice?
24. January 2018
The Human Rights and Tobacco Control Network (HRTCN) this year 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.
26. October 2017
Press release of the Framework Convention Alliance: On 1 November 2017, delegates of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will be asked to vote to extend their partnership with the tobacco industry. This proposal comes despite recommendations from the UN Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC).
14. September 2017
123 organizations from around the globe publish an open letter to Philip Morris International (PMI) demanding that they immediately cease the production, marketing and sale of cigarettes.
7. September 2017
On the occasion of the International Literacy Day, we publish our third SDG-Factsheet and focus on Sustainable Development Goal 4 ("Quality Education for All").
20. July 2017
While Philip Morris International (PMI) publicly offers the world a smokefree future the corporation works hard in secrecy to hinder public health policies.
23. May 2017
Action on Smoking and Health and Unfairtobacco agree with the Danish Institute of Human Rights (DIHR) that Philip Morris International (PMI) should cease “the production and marketing of tobacco.”
30. March 2012
The World Conference on Tobacco or Health has brought many new ideas, giving renewed impetus to the work of Unfairtobacco.org. The only drawback was that the conference declaration failed to make an important statement of solidarity towards tobacco farmers.
20. February 2012
Unfairtobacco sent a representative to the third meeting of the WHO’s working group on sustainable alternatives to tobacco growing.