Author Archives: GGTC

Top Cancer Researcher Fails to Disclose Corporate Financial Ties in Major Research Journals

By: Charles Ornstein and Katie Thomas The New York Times – This article was reported and written in a collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative journalism organization. One of the world’s top breast cancer doctors failed to disclose millions of dollars in payments from drug and health care companies in recent years, omitting his financial ties from dozens […]

Saudi Arabia tells WTO it plans to adopt plain tobacco packaging

By: Tom Miles; editing by David Stamp Reuters – Saudi Arabia notified the World Trade Organization on Wednesday that it plans to adopt plain packaging of tobacco products, a public health measure strongly opposed by major tobacco firms. The move by Saudi Arabia, a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council trade bloc, follows a WTO ruling in […]

Big Tobacco is consistently overstating black market in cigarettes – new findings

By: Allen Gallagher, Anna Gilmore Source: The Conversation What’s the size of the black market in tobacco and who is behind it? These questions have dogged governments, public health advocates, researchers and the tobacco industry for years. The world’s biggest tobacco companies spend millions on research to produce answers – commissioning reports which often conclude that the […]

STOP: A Tobacco Industry Watchdog to Accelerate Tobacco Control

A deadly problem The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars deceiving consumers, journalists and policymakers. The result: 7 million people die from tobacco-related causes every year. What is STOP? STOP stands for Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products. It is a new, rigorous, comprehensive global tobacco industry watchdog that will expose the tobacco industry’s efforts to […]

Other Publishers/ Authors

Peres, João and Neto, Moriti (2018). Tobacco Industry Lives and Kills. Roucos e Sufocados: Executive Summary. Gilmore, Anna B; Gallagher, Allen W A; Rowell, Andy (2018). Tobacco industry’s elaborate attempts to control a global track and trace system and fundamentally undermine the Illicit Trade Protocol. Tobacco Control. Fooks, Gary J., et al. (2011). Corporate Social Responsibility […]


WHO-EMRO (2012). Tobacco industry tactics and plans to undermine tobacco control efforts. WHO (2012). Technical resource for country implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3. WHO (2009). Tobacco industry interference with tobacco control. Hirschhorn, Norbert (2008). Evolution of the tobacco industry positions on addiction to nicotine. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. […]

WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub on Article 5.3 Newsletter

WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub on Article 5.3 Newsletter: Volume 2: September 2018 Countering PMI-funded Foundation for a Smoke-free World/ Blog Post: Stop Tobacco Industry Targeting Youth/ GGTC selected for Bloomberg STOP Grant WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub on Article 5.3 Newsletter: Volume 1: August 2018 Training Materials on Article 5.3 Now Available/ Tobacco Industry Players […]