Tobacco Industry Interference Index: Asian Report on Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3 (2017)

Author: Mary Assunta

Introduction

Recent journalistic exposé have brought the extent of tobacco industry interference to the forefront. A Reuters investigation has revealed Philip Morris International’s (PMI) offensive efforts across several countries on how it works to subvert the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) implementation on multiple levels. According to the exposé, PMI has focused “its vast global resources on bringing to heel the world’s tobacco control treaty” and “works to subvert the treaty on multiple levels”.

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