Strategic Investment of Tobacco Tax Revenue (2020)

Article 6 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and its guidelines for implementation recommend that countries dedicate revenue to fund tobacco control and other health promotion activities. In addition, Article 26 of the FCTC requires all Parties to secure and provide financial support for the implementation of various tobacco control programs and […]

Fiscal Versus Social Responsibility: How Philip Morris Shaped the Public Funds Divestment Debate (2006)

Authors: Nathaniel Wander and  Ruth E Malone Abstract Calls for institutional investors to divest (sell off) tobacco stocks threaten the industry’s share values, publicise its bad behaviour, and label it as a politically unacceptable ally. US tobacco control advocates began urging government investment and pension funds to divest as a matter of responsible social policy in 1990. […]

How Women are Targeted by the Tobacco Industry (1990)

Author: Amanda Amos If women in many parts of the world are smoking in greater number than ever before, it is probably no coincidence. Women represent a fresh and lucrative target group for the tobacco industry, which has learned to tailor its products and promotion to women’s presumed tastes. The promotion images, themes and devices used […]

Emotions for Sale: Cigarette Advertising and Women’s Psychosocial Needs (2005)

Authors: Stacey Anderson, Stanton A Glantz and Pamela Ling Abstract Objective: To explore messages of psychosocial needs satisfaction in cigarette advertising targeting women and implications for tobacco control policy. Methods: Analysis of internal tobacco industry documents and public advertising collections. Results: Tobacco industry market research attempted to identify the psychosocial needs of different groups of […]

“A phony way to show sincerity, as we all well know”: tobacco industry lobbying against tobacco control in Hong Kong (2004)

Authors: John Knight and Simon Chapman Abstract Objective: To examine the tobacco industry’s efforts to influence public policy and block the legislative process on tobacco control in Hong Kong, 1973 to 1997. Method: Systematic review of relevant tobacco industry documents made public via the Master Settlement Agreement. Results: The tobacco industry in Hong Kong has sought to manipulate the policymaking […]

Tobacco Advertisement, Promotion and Sponsorship Ban Enforcement Index at Sales Points in Panama (2017)

Authors: Victor Hugo Herrera et al. Abstract Introduction: We assess the tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) ban enforcement in sales points in Panama in 2017. Methods: A nationwide observational survey to assess TAPS ban enforcement in sales points was conducted and involved retail sale in non-specialized stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating according to […]

Industry Sponsored Youth Smoking Prevention Programme in Malaysia: A Case Study in Duplicity (2004)

Authors: Mary Assunta and Simon Chapman Abstract Objective: To review tobacco company strategies of using youth smoking prevention programmes to counteract the Malaysian government’s tobacco control legislation and efforts in conducting research on youth to market to them. Methods: Systematic keyword and opportunistic website searches of formerly private internal industry documents. Search terms included Malay, cmtm, jaycees, YAS, and direct […]

Point-of-Sale Marketing of Heated Tobacco Products in Israel: Cause for Concern (2019)

Authors: Bonnie Halpern-Felsher Abstract Understanding how PMI markets IQOS at the point-of-sale in Israel is critical to determining whether marketing practices adhere to regulations and appeal to groups most at risk at initiating new tobacco products, such as adolescents. An article by Bar-Zev, Levine, Rubinstein, Khateb, and Berg (2019) examined the marketing of IQOS in retail […]

A Conflict of Interest is Strongly Associated with Tobacco Industry–favourable Results, Indicating No Harm of E-cigarettes (2019)

Authors: Charlotta Pisinger, Nina Godtfredsen and Anne MetteBender Abstract Researchers reach contradictory results when trying to assess the potential harm of e-cigarettes. This study investigated whether the findings and conclusions in papers published on e-cigarettes and health differ depending on whether the authors had a financial conflict of interest (COI) or not. A total of 94 […]

Representation and Misrepresentation of Scientific Evidence in Contemporary Tobacco Regulation: A Review of Tobacco Industry Submissions to the UK Government Consultation on Standardised Packaging (2014)

Authors: Selda Ulucanlar et al. Abstract Background: Standardised packaging (SP) of tobacco products is an innovative tobacco control measure opposed by transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) whose responses to the UK government’s public consultation on SP argued that evidence was inadequate to support implementing the measure. The government’s initial decision, announced 11 months after the consultation closed, […]