Voice of Truth (2008)

I. Introduction

The following regional report, “Voice of Truth”, presents for the first time compelling evidence that the unethical behaviour of the tobacco industry in the Middle East has been extended to all levels: international, regional and national. Through their regional offices, the tobacco companies have used all possible routes to stop governments from adopting tobacco control policies. In addition, they have monitored closely all activities undertaken by the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, and tried to oppose any consensus-building agreements regarding tobacco control at the regional level.

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