Overcoming Tobacco Industry Interference to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals
September 11, 2020
Promoting Tobacco Industry Monitoring Among the Parties to the WHO FCTC
December 18, 2020

The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control seek to raise awareness of important tactics the tobacco industry repeats in multiple jurisdictions to interfere with tobacco control. Each of the eight factsheets included in this package covers a key tactic the tobacco industry uses – whether selling its new products or traditional cigarettes – to violate different Articles of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and create barriers to life-saving tobacco control measures.The package includes factsheets on: indicators of tobacco industry interference; tobacco industry transition to new products; decades of deception and duplicity; tobacco industry tactics (general); and tobacco industry tactics in regard to tax policies, packaging and labelling, advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and smoke-free environments.


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E-cigarette ban & regulation: Global Status as of February 2021 (February 2021)

Tobacco Industry: Manipulating the Youth into a Lifelong Addiction (August 2021) and accompanying blog of same title

Women and the Tobacco Industry (March 2021)

The Tobacco Industry and Corruption (May 2021)

How Can People Living with NCDs Make Tobacco Companies Pay? (May 2021)

Tobacco Industry: Hindrance to the Elimination of Child Labour (June 2021)

The Tobacco Industry and the Environment (July 2021)

Big Tobacco's Investments in and Acquisitions of Pharmaceutical Companies (October 2021)

How the Tobacco Industry Undermines Cessation (May 2021)

Tobacco Industry: Manipulating the Youth into a Lifelong Addiction

Tobacco Industry Tactics

Tobacco Industry Tactics: tax policies

Tobacco Industry Tactics: packaging and labelling 

Tobacco Industry Tactics: advertising promotion and sponsorship

Tobacco Industry Tactics: smoke-free environment

Indicators of tobacco industry interference

Selling Addiction: tobacco industry transition to new products

Tobacco industry: decade of deception and duplicity