As you probably know, every other year, the U.N. holds global talks on tobacco control. It’s a critical venue to advance our shared campaign to hold Big Tobacco accountable and liable for its deadly products.
So it is with a heavy heart that I share the news that the global tobacco treaty talks, set to take place in Panama City starting today, November 20th, were postponed due to concerns about the safety of participants due to the current political situation in Panama. So far, the U.N. has only shared that they plan to reschedule the talks for early 2024.
The meeting may be delayed, but our push to make Big Tobacco pay for its abuses is more urgent than ever.
It’s no secret that the tobacco industry is one of the most destructive industries still operating today. To this day, we continue to lose 8 million people to tobacco-related illnesses.
We can’t let Big Tobacco continue destroying lives and harming the planet. That’s why we’re asking you to join us in calling on governments to make Big Tobacco pay for its abuses.
As we continue to gear up for the postponed global tobacco control talks, we need your backing. Sign the petition today and together, we can help save millions of lives.