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 […]

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 […]

US seeks $289bn in tobacco claim

19 March 2003: BBC News The US Justice Department is suing the world’s leading tobacco companies for $289bn (£184.5bn) of their profits for the alleged fraudulent marketing of cigarettes. A court filing by the US government claims the companies lied about the link with cancer and the addictiveness of cigarettes. “In short, defendants’ scheme to […]