A Systematic Review of Tobacco Industry Tactics in Southeast Asia: Lessons for Other Low-And MiddleIncome Regions

June 21, 2020 Authors: Gianna Gayle Herrera Amul, Grace Ping Ping Tan, Yvette van der EijkIJHPM Abstract Background: Transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) have a well-established presence in Southeast Asia and are now targeting other low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), especially Africa. While the tobacco industry’s tactics in Southeast Asia are well documented, no study has […]

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

Author: Scott, E. 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 research, promote innovation […]

Big Tobacco’s Offer: $1 Billion for Research. Should Scientists Take It?

Utrecht University (UU) in the Netherlands thought it had nothing to be ashamed of when it accepted a €360,000 research grant from Philip Morris International (PMI) last September. The tobacco giant had agreed to fund a study on cigarette smuggling that had obvious public health importance, and the lead researcher, law professor John Vervaele, would enjoy complete […]

Thailand became the first country in Asia to ban tobacco industry related corporate social responsibility (CSR)

August 24, 2017 Source: Department of Disease Control, Bureau of Tobacco Control, Thailand In July, Thailand became the first country in Asia to implement a ban on tobacco industry related corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. See law here. This is an important achievement under WHO FCTC Article 5.3 and enhances good governance as the tobacco industry uses such […]