Tobacco Industry Tactics (2019)

Whether selling its new products or traditional cigarettes, the tobacco industry uses the same tactics to create barriers to lifesaving tobacco control measures.

Research – the industry works to discredit proven science by sponsoring and promoting research.

Law – the industry uses lawyers and front groups to aggressively lobby for pro-industry measures, influence the political and legislative process, and intimidate governments with the threat of litigation.

Public relations – the industry promotes misinformation, either directly or through front groups, to exaggerate the economic importance of the industry and its positive role in society.

Read more: WHO Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean and WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub for Article 5.3