Monday, February 10, 2014

New research unveils extent of tobacco industry's lobbying

According to a new research conducted published in PLOS ONE shows that the policy makers’ needs to device new methods for the tobacco industry. This is in relation to influence the marketing regulations. The Tobacco Control Research Group studied into the in-depth evidence and identified the tactics and also the arguments of tobacco companies. This research will definitely help the policy-makers to cope in the low and middle income countries. This will be helpful in fighting battle against high level tobacco companies to initiate regulations under the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The co-research authors, Professor Anna Gilmore, of the Tobacco Control Research Group and UK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Studies, explain, “The tobacco companies have a diverse repertoire of tactics and arguments they repeat time and time again to prevent policies which protect the public from its deadly products. Governments around the world need to wise up to when the industry is lying and protect policy development from the vested interests of the tobacco companies.”

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