WCTOH Statement on PMI’s Foundation for a Smoke-free World

Source: WCTOH

October 20, 2017: Organisers of the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health make an explicit policy statement on conference participants: “Anyone affiliated with Philip Morris International’s Foundation for a Smoke-free World is ineligible to attend the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health and will not be admitted. This statement is a reiteration of the core conference admission policyAffiliations with tobacco entities (current and / or during the past five years) will make an individual ineligible to attend or present at the conference. This policy is aligned with the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Article 5.3, which states in its guidelines: ‘There is a fundamental and irreconcilable conflict between the tobacco industry’s interest and public health policy interests.’”