Exclusive: India’s tobacco industry, government face off ahead of WHO conference

27 October 2016: Source: Reuters By: Aditya Kalra India’s $11 billion tobacco industry has urged the government to take a softer line on tobacco control efforts when it hosts a WHO conference in New Delhi next month, but officials say the government will not bow to “pressure tactics”. Delegates from about 180 countries will attend the […]


Policies and Practices that Protect against Tobacco Industry Interference PDF 500k A Handbook on the Implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and related actions This handbook summarizes reports on the practices on the implementation of Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization – Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in order […]

GGTC: Why?

The increasing incidence of tobacco industry interference at the international platform requires a more systematic, structured, and preventive approach. Protecting public health and protecting governments from the corrupting influences of the tobacco industry need to go hand-in-hand. GGTC is a partnership program of the School of Global Studies, Thammasat University, Thailand, and the Southeast Asia […]

GGTC Activities

Capacity Building Global Cooperation Knowledge To convene inter-agency meetings and capacity building activities on FCTC implementation highlighting whole of government approach; To facilitate a Panel of Experts on FCTC Art 5.3 to assist countries to develop policy/measures to promote good governance in tobacco control. To share and promote best practices in global cooperation to address […]

What is GGTC

GGTC is a partnership program of the School of Global Studies, Thammasat University, Thailand, and the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) to promote and enhance good governance in tobacco control through a whole of government approach. Our objectives are: To provide technical support to countries to enhance whole of government approach in tobacco control […]

Pressure Grows for Commission President Juncker to End Tobacco Lobbying Secrecy

April 22, 2016 Splits occur within European Commission, as European Parliament, Ombudsman and NGOs increase the pressure for implementing UN rules for contacts with tobacco industry lobbyists. In February, European Commission President Juncker took many by surprise by flatly rejecting a European Ombudsman’s ruling recommending full transparency around tobacco industry lobbying. The previous autumn (after an investigation […]

ITIC: Reminder of Note Verbale Circulated to Parties on 24 September 2014

September 24, 2014 The Convention Secretariat notes with concern the intensified efforts by ITIC – the International Trade and Investment Centre – to promote policies to Parties to the WHO FCTC that fall short of the requirements of treaty’s article 6 on taxes and prices and article 15 on eliminating illicit trade in tobacco products. […]