Countering Tobacco Industry Interference in Time of COVID-19 (2020)

Tobacco control during the COVID-19 pandemic: how we can help
May 6, 2020
Update and resources
June 19, 2020

The devastating impact of COVID-19 has underscored the fundamental importance of health. With governments looking for solutions to strengthen health systems and public health policies, this is a golden opportunity to urge stricter implementation of the WHO FCTC. However, the tobacco industry has exploited the global health crisis to present themselves as benevolent partners in the fight against COVID-19 thus obscuring the economic and social costs of tobacco. The tobacco control community must act now to call for WHO FCTC implementation, counter the tobacco industry’s tactics and save millions of lives.


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Implementing and Strengthening the WHO FCTC in the Time of COVID-19

DR. ADRIANA BLANCO MARQUIZO

 


Tobacco industry tactics during the pandemic

PROF. ANNA GILMORE and DR. MARY ASSUNTA

 

New normal and WHO FCTC implementation

PROF. PRAKIT VATHEESATOGKIT