Health Groups Sign Open Letter Urging ILO To Reject Tobacco Industry Donations, Increase Regulation

World Heart Federation: Public health groups call on International Labour Organization to reject tobacco funding
This release discusses an open letter from public health groups to the International Labor Organization (ILO) regarding tobacco funding and industry regulation. The release states, “Global public health groups called on the ILO Governing Body to reject tobacco donations and tap tobacco taxes as [a] funding source; as well as to espouse strict regulations on labor standards in order to eliminate concerns such as hazardous working conditions and child labor. … The organizations signing the letter, led by STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products), include Action for Smoking and Health, U.S., Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Corporate Accountability International Framework Convention Alliance, Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control, NCD Alliance, and World Heart Federation” (10/30).