Behind the scenes: The inherent contradiction behind big tobacco’s corporate social responsibility (2004)

Can the tobacco industry be trusted? Can its money play a useful role in funding programmes meant to prevent youth smoking, or advance scientific research? Under the guise of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the major multinational tobacco companies have recently embarked on a vigorous attempt to redefine themselves as responsible corporate citizens. They have been […]

Tobacco industry and corporate responsibility… An inherent contradiction (2004)

This document has been developed by WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative, Pursuant to WHA Resolution 54.18, Transparency in Tobacco Control Process, that “calls on WHO to continue to inform member states on activities of the tobacco industry that have negative impact on tobacco control efforts.” Read more: World Health Organization

Tobacco industry tactics and plans to undermine tobacco control efforts (2012)

Tobacco is the only product in the world that kills half of its users. Tobacco use kills nearly 6 million people every year, 600 000 of whom were exposed to second-hand smoke. Every 6 seconds someone dies from tobacco. Half of current tobacco users will eventually die from a disease associated with its use. Deaths […]

Technical Resource for Country Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3 (2012)

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and its Parties acknowledge that the tobacco industry represents a serious threat to the achievement of the Convention’s goals and objectives. In fact, Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC calls on Parties to protect public health policies from the commercial and other vested interests of the […]

Tobacco industry interference with tobacco control (2008)

The tobacco industry has historically employed a multitude of tactics to shape and influence tobacco control policy. The tobacco industry has used its economic power, lobbying and marketing machinery, and manipulation of the media to discredit scientific research and influence governments in order to propagate the sale and distribution of its deadly product.  Furthermore, the […]

Article 5.3 and International Tobacco Industry Interference (2015)

Author: Stella Bialous This report was prepared to support the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (the Secretariat) in meeting the mandate provided in decision FCTC/COP6(14) on “Protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry” Read more: WHO FCTC Secretariat

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: An Accelerator for Sustainable Development (2017)

In September 2015, United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, making a commitment to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ranging from eradicating extreme poverty, to combating climate change, to promoting peaceful and inclusive societies. For the first time, a specific target on tobacco control was included (Target 3.a), positioning implementation […]

Examples of implementation of Article 5.3 communicated through the reports of the Parties (2014)

The examples are taken from official Party implementation reports, show the wide range of measures being introduced by Parties in implementing Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC. Read more: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control