CCT Presence at The 49th Union Conference on Lung Health

The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the largest assembly of activists, policy makers, researchers and community advocates on lung health. Tobacco control is […]

Regional Meeting for the Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties of the WHO-FCTC

Centre for Combating Tobacco was invited for the Regional Meeting for the Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the World Health […]

Launch of the TobaccoUnmasked(TU) 100th Post

Tobacco Unmasked is the official information portal of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT) based on a MediaWiki platform. It contains evidence based information on […]

Launch of the Community Driven Tobacco Surveillance System (CDTSS)

Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT) developed a free mobile app named as TobaccoUnmasked_HotSpots to report activities of the tobacco industry. The inputs from this app […]

8th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8), Geneva, Switzerland

The 8th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) of the World health organization (WHO) was […]


Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) USA


1994, Attorneys General of four States of United States of America (USA) - Mississippi, Minnesota, Florida, and Texas - initiated law suits against the tobacco industry seeking reimbursement for the health care costs due to cigarette smoking. The rest of the states subsequently joined the litigation process, leading to initiation of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA)[Read more]


A Bodhi Pooja against the Tobacco Cultivation Ban


The “Bodhi Pooja” was organised by the All Ceylon Cigarette Tobacco Barn Owners' Association at Sri Sambodhi Viharaya in Kalegama, Dehiattakandiya, in October 2017.According to Jayantha Egodawela, the president of the Barn Owners' Association, this event was facilitated by the Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC).[Read more]


Proposed ban on Single Stick Cigarette Sales in Sri Lanka


On the 11th September 2018, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne proposed a new draft policy to the Cabinet of Ministers for their approval on banning the sale of single cigarette sticks.The Health Minister had indicated in the previous two years that he was going to propose this new policy through repeated public statements on ‘single stick cigarette ban policy’[Read more]


Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya

The University of Peradeniya is a state university in Sri Lanka, registered under the Ministry of Higher Education. Faculty of Agriculture is one of the nine faculties of the university. According to the faculty website, Mr. Lalith Rankoth who is an academic staff member at Department of Crop Science, has worked as a Research and Development Officer at the Ceylon Tobacco Company.Read details about their recent tobacco related activities in our new page.[Read more]