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Cynthia Lewis

Cynthia Lewis

Title Deputy Director, Tobacco
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Cynthia Lewis is the deputy director for the Tobacco initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Posts By Cynthia Lewis

World No Tobacco Day 2014

On May 30, we and our partners are commemorating World No Tobacco Day. Nearly 6 million people die from tobacco-related illness each year – deaths that can be prevented with strong tobacco control policies like taxation.

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Tobacco Policies Are Saving Lives

Countries are making remarkable progress in adopting tobacco control policy that saves lives. 2.3 billion people are now covered by at least one of the strongest evidence-based tobacco control policies, and adoption of these new rules between 2007 and 2010 alone is estimated to have saved more than 7 million lives.

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Landmark Win For Public Health – Australia Upholds Tobacco Plain Packaging

In one of the most significant victories for public health policy, the Australian High Court upheld the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act, which effectively removes the last form of advertising available to the tobacco industry in the country – logos on cigarette
packs.

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The Global Tobacco Epidemic in 2011

Last week, the WHO launched their third Report On The Global Tobacco Epidemic, for 2011, in a series of reports about the extent of the global tobacco epidemic and the policy measures to stop it.

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