Tobacco Company Strategies to Undermine Tobacco Control Activities at the World Health Organization: Report of the Committee of Expert on Tobacco Industry Documents (2000)

Executive Summary

A. Introduction

In the summer of 1999, an internal report to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) suggested that there was evidence in formerly confidential tobacco company documents that tobacco companies had made “efforts to prevent implementation of healthy public policy and efforts to reduce funding of tobacco control within UN organizations.” In response to this report, Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland assembled a committee of experts to research the once confidential, now publicly available, tobacco company documents.

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