INDUSTRY WATCH - RESOURCES
This page is a compilation of resources on tobacco industry watch, divided into four main categories: publications, articles, videos and tool kits.

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EU: Stakeholders question Commission’s handling of tobacco track and trace
June 20, 2017: Several member states and the EU distribution sector have questioned the effectiveness of a recent European Commission consultant’s proposal on the future track and trace system of tobacco products.
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Pakistan: Turning on tobacco
April 10, 2017: Are Pakistanis smoking less of tobacco these days? The country’s leading tobacco player, Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited (PSX: PAKT) recently reported that it sold 36.1 billion sticks in CY16, which is 16 percent lower than the previous year. 
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Island: CTC pitches its annual report on ‘Beyond the Smoke’
April 10, 2017: Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) with a 111-year presence in Sri Lanka has pitched its just released annual report on the theme "Beyond the Smoke" to highlight its contribution to the national economy through what is now universally accepted as a highlycontroversial industry.
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 Nigeria: War against tobacco firms

November 16, 2016: At the just concluded COP7 in far away Delhi, opinions were divided on how to handle policies against Tobacco firms. The most vocal were that of Nigerian delegates who criticized the organizational handling of policies against them.
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UK: Don't trust e-cigarette studies, says Cancer Research: Charity urges caution against findings that promote devices as a healthy option
October 13, 2016: Tobacco giants are marketing e-cigarettes as trendy lifestyle accessories rather than quit-smoking aids, a major charity has warned. Cancer Research UK, which usually promotes the use of e-cigarettes as alternatives to smoking tobacco, yesterday accused firms of misleading people with its research.
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India : UI professor slams tobacco companies over paltry pay
October 02, 2016: Low wages paid to workers in the tobacco industry stand in stark contrast to the fortunes made by their employers and earning corporate owners places on the country’s rich list, an academic has said. Tobacco companies only wanted to protect their own business interests and often used the workers argument as a rhetorical shield against tobacco control policies...
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@espionage SA whistleblower uncovered
September 24, 2016 : Johannesburg - The whistleblowers behind the Twitter handle @espionageSA, who leaked thousands of pages of information on the illegal spying, corruption and money laundering going on behind the scenes in the tobacco industry, have come out into the open.
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WHO Tobacco Treaty A Threat to Public Health – Reason Foundation
September 16, 2016: Documents released last week by the World Health Organization, in advance of a November meeting in Delhi of its Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, show that the WHO has been operating in secret to limit access to new technologies that have enabled millions of people to quit smoking, according to a brief published today by Reason Foundation, a US think tank.
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Savanna to take on BAT giant

September 7, 2016: Harare - Zimbabwe’s Savanna Tobacco aims to take on well-established players across the African continent as it grows its market. The company, which in July bought the Remington Gold brand from local manufacturer Cut Rag Processors, plans to add at least four countries to its portfolio a year. It is currently in Zimbabwe, but is also found in South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Big Tobacco fights back: how the cigarette kings bought the vaping industry

Mai 27,2015: At the end of 1999 Kingsley Wheaton found himself in the middle of a coup d'état. At 23, he had joined the cigarette manufacturer Rothmans, who sent him to Dubai. When British American Tobacco acquired Rothmans, Wheaton was given the option of relocating to West Africa. 
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Eliminating child labour in Malawi: a British American Tobacco corporate responsibility project to sidestep tobacco labour exploitation

Mai 30, 2006: Malawi has the highest incidence of child labour in southern Africa.1 Malawi produces 6.6% of world burley tobacco exports,2 accounting for over 70% of Malawi’s foreign earnings.3 Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco (BAT) purchase most...
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MALAWI: Global leaf companies control the tobacco market in Malawi Otañez
JULY 24, 2007: Malawi (fig 1) is the 13th poorest country in the world.1 In all, 76% of Malawians, survive on less than US$2 (£1.02, J150) per day.1 Malawi derives 65% of its foreign earnings from tobacco, making Malawi the most tobacco-reliant country in the world....

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Social responsibility in tobacco production? Tobacco companies’ use of green supply chains to obscure the real costs of tobacco farming
APRIL 19, 2011: Background Tobacco companies have come under increased criticism because of environmental and labour practices related to growing tobacco in developing countries. Methods Analysis of tobacco industry documents, industry websites and interviews with tobacco farmers in Tanzania and tobacco ....

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MALAWI:  Tobacco Companies’ Use of Developing Countries’ Economic Reliance on Tobacco to Lobby Against Global Tobacco Control: The Case of Malawi
OCTOBER 2009: Transnational tobaccomanufacturing and tobacco leaf companies engage in numerous efforts to oppose global tobacco control. One of their strategies is to stress the economic importance of tobacco to the developing countries that grow it...
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Trafficking in Tobacco Farm Culture: Tobacco Companies’ Use of Video Imagery to Undermine Health Policy
2009: Cigarette companies and their lobbying organization used tobacco industry–produced films and videos about tobacco farming to support their political, public relations, and public policy goals. Critical discourse analysis shows ...
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Brazzaville Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control in the WHO African Region (April 2011).


We, the Ministers of Health and Heads of Delegation of the WHO African Region declare that:

NCDs prevention and control strategies, guidelines, policies, legislations, regulatory frameworks including the WHO FCTC, should be developed and implemented to protect individuals, families and communities from unhealthy diets; harmful use of alcohol; tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke; unsafe food; violence and injuries; advertising of unhealthy products; and infections responsible for certain types of cancers

Oral cancer, tobacco and smoking