The tobacco industry has a problem. It faces the threats of diminishing sales of conventional cigarettes and declining influence as its role as a leading killer becomes more apparent around the world. Tobacco will kill 1 billion smokers in the 21st century unless immediate and robust action is taken now.
These threats have motivated tobacco companies to redouble their efforts to undermine tobacco control policies. That’s why exposing the tobacco industry’s current strategies, techniques and tactics is more important than ever.
This report is unique in that it draws on a robust set of evidence to identify the major elements of the tobacco industry’s strategies to systematically undermine tobacco control. This evidence shows that the tobacco industry repeatedly uses the same arguments and tactics in its efforts to prevent, delay and weaken effective tobacco control policies.
This report outlines and illustrates these tactics using recent examples from all over the world. It is designed to help governments, tobacco control advocates and journalists preempt and counter tobacco industry policy interference by enabling them to predict, in advance what the industry will do and to prepare accordingly. It also describes lessons learned and suggests actions to push back against the industry. There is a resource section that we will continue to expand.
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This report was created by Vital Strategies in collaboration with STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) partners.