Anti-Corruption and Tobacco Control (2017)

I. Introduction

This document makes the case for why tobacco control policies, particularly those aimed at protecting public health policymaking from the tobacco industry are, in reality, good governance policies geared towards fighting corruption. It is intended for advocates and governments around the world to give them additional tools to be able to implement the life-saving measures enshrined in the global tobacco treaty, formally known as the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). For years, governments and advocates operated under the assumption that tobacco control policies are exclusively public health policies in nature. Though the primary goal of the FCTC will always be to reduce tobacco consumption worldwide, which is certainly a public health goal, since the adoption and entry into force of the FCTC, governments are increasingly recognizing that the policy issues involved span a range of legal frameworks.

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