Job Vacancy: Project Coordinator

Location: Telecommute; preferably based in Thailand or within Southeast AsiaHours : Full-timeContract: Fixed TermSalary : Negotiable Duties: The Project Coordinator is expected to: Implement and monitor detailed project plan, including provision of technical and administrative support. Coordinate the delivery of project objectives, particularly in promoting policy coherence. Ensure alignment with developmental issues. Research, draft, and […]

Job Vacancy: Communications Officer

Location: Telecommute; preferably based in Thailand or within Southeast AsiaHours : Full-timeContract: Fixed TermSalary : Negotiable Duties: The Communications Officer is expected to: Elaborate and implement communication strategies and plans, in accordance with the objectives of the project. Assist in the development of a communication plan to raise awareness of tobacco industry interference. Manage media/press […]

Scientists Are Rejecting Massive Amounts Of Money For Research From The Tobacco Industry

Scientists don’t want tobacco industry funds to touch their work. Multiple Australian researchers have asserted that they will not accept funding or support from a tobacco industry–funded research organisation in an editorial published today. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) is an international research organisation that was established in September 2017. It says its aim is to “fund […]

The truth about lobbying: 10 ways big business controls government

Tamasin Cave and Andy Rowell The Guardian From trying to stop plain packaging on cigarettes to pushing through HS2 and opening the countryside to fracking, big business employs lobbying companies to persuade government to meet their interests. But what are the tricks of their trade? What does a tax-avoiding, polluting, privatising corporation have to do to […]

Post ILO: Whole-of-government must implement Article 5.3

In October 2018, the International Labour Organization (ILO) decided at its recent governing body (GB) meeting in Geneva that they will no longer rely on funding from tobacco industry and ancillary groups that receive tobacco industry funds. Civil society welcomed this development as a step in the right direction. There is still some work to […]

E-cigarettes—new product, old tricks

Tobacco smoking cessation represents one of the most successful public health initiatives in the world, with smoking prevalence at its lowest during the past decade according to recent WHO estimates. However, since the introduction of e-cigarettes in 2003, marketed as a less harmful alternative to tobacco, what should have simply been an effective tool for tobacco […]

Tobacco Industry Interference Index: Asian report of implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3, 2018

2018 Asian Report on Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3               2017 ASEAN report on implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3               2016 ASEAN report on implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article […]

Conference Materials

WCTOH 2018 Article 5.3 – A reflection of five decades of tobacco industry interference by Matthew L. Myers, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids The latest evidence of tobacco industry interference: The never ending need for a sustained response by Anna Gilmore, University of Bath – Tobacco Control Research Group  Article 5.3 – What governments must do […]