The first report of tobacco industry interference index in Eastern Mediterranean countries: the experience of Iran based on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 5.3

2020 Authors: Gholamreza HeydariEuropean Respiratory Journal Abstract Background: Tobacco industry interference (TII) is one of the biggest obstacles to comprehensive enforcement of tobacco control legislation and article 5.3 of WHO FCTC is a guideline to counter tobacco industry interference. The aim of this study was to create a national plan against TII in Iran. Methods: This was […]

Tobacco industry response to tobacco tax hikes: The case of Montenegro

October 22, 2020 Authors: Konstantin KrasovskyTobacco Prevention and Cessation AbstractBackground:Tobacco taxation is an effective policy to decrease tobacco consumption and increase revenue. In July 2017, Montenegro adopted an ambitious plan of tobacco excise increases (from August 2017 and January 2018), but in early 2018 tobacco excise revenue declined, and from September 2018 the tobacco excise […]

COVID-19: For the tobacco industry, it’s all about profit

May 11, 2020 In times of crisis some corporations profit while others break. For the tobacco industry the COVID-19 pandemic which has shut down many nations and crippled the global economy seems “a make or break opportunity”. Read more: EnviroNews Nigeria