Who is Profiting from Tobacco? A Closer Look at the Shareholders of Multinational Tobacco Companies and their Subsidiaries (2018)

Summary Tobacco products are sold in virtually every country and according to the World Health organization kill more than seven million people worldwide per year and cause about 1.4 trillion USD in economic damage each year.1 Increasingly, the burden of tobacco use is greatest in low– and middle–income countries that have been targeted by the […]

Tobacco and its Environmental Impact: An Overview (2017)

Executive summary Tobacco use is now a well-documented threat to global health. It kills more than 7 million people a year and is currently the world’s single biggest cause of preventable death. Much of what is known about the risks of tobacco, however, concerns the direct impact (in terms of morbidity and mortality) of first-hand […]

Anti-Corruption and Tobacco Control (2017)

I. Introduction This document makes the case for why tobacco control policies, particularly those aimed at protecting public health policymaking from the tobacco industry are, in reality, good governance policies geared towards fighting corruption. It is intended for advocates and governments around the world to give them additional tools to be able to implement the […]

Canada’s Implementation of Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: A Civil Society Shadow Report (2016)

Introduction The tobacco industry’s practice of blocking or delaying measures to protect health is a problem in Canada as it is world-wide. This interference is a problem that has for decades hindered efforts by Canadian federal, provincial and municipal governments to protect the public from tobacco use. It is behaviour that has been proven and […]

Spotlight on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC): Article 5.3 – Tobacco Industry Interference (2008)

The FCTC is the world’s first international public health treaty. It sets out legally binding objectives and principles that countries or organisations such as the European Community (known as Parties) who ratified and thus agreed to implement the Treaty must follow. It aims to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental […]

Tobacco industry strategies to undermine tobacco control activities at the World Health Organization (2000)

Evidence from tobacco industry documents reveals that tobacco companies have operated for many years with the deliberate purpose of subverting the efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO) to control tobacco use. The attempted subversion has been elaborate, well financed, sophisticated, and usually invisible. Read more: World Health Organization