Use our menu of tools and resources to respond to tobacco industry (TI) interference:
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Other useful resources to monitor tobacco industry interference are available at the websites of our global partners (Observatories and Knowledge Hubs, FCTC Secretariat, ASEAN, UNICEF, FAO, and ILO) and the following links:
|Tobacco Tactics (U Bath)||University of Bath – Tobacco Control Research Group’s academic resource that explores how the tobacco industry influences policy and public health in the UK, the EU, and internationally.||http://www.tobaccotactics.org/|
|Tobacco Watch (SEATCA)||Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance’s monitoring center on status of implementation of FCTC Articles 5.3 and 13 of ASEAN countries and tobacco industry’s activities in the region.||https://tobaccowatch.seatca.org/|
Dossiers of the largest tobacco transnationals in wikipedia format, including their popular brands by country and annual reports.
|World Health Organization||Provides a global information system on tobacco control.||http://www.who.int/tobacco/industry/en/|
|Truth Tobacco Industry Documents (UCSF)||An archive of 14 million documents created by tobacco companies about their advertising, manufacturing, marketing, scientific research and political activities, hosted by the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management.||https://www.industrydocumentslibrary.ucsf.edu/tobacco/|
|Cigarette Citadels (Stanford)||Stanford’s Global Tobacco Prevention Research Initiative that aims to pinpoint all the factories in the world producing cigarettes and provide basic facts about them.||https://web.stanford.edu/group/tobaccoprv/cgi-bin/wordpress/|
|Tobacco Watcher (JHU)||
Designed by the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Global Tobacco Control, Tobacco Watcher is an automated surveillance system for tobacco focused media analytics. Its database includes news articles that are searchable by topic (e.g., prevalence, quitting, advertising, industry, flavor, bans, warnings, prices, and age restrictions). Its industry news covers various topics, such as business reporting, mergers, acquisitions, and profit sharing.
|Tobacco and Human Rights Hub (ASH)||
A one-stop-shop online resource for tobacco control and human rights advocates working on the intersection between tobacco and human rights.
|Clear the Air (CTA)||
Clear the Air (CTA) is committed to the introduction and implementation of measures to significantly reduce air pollution in Hong Kong, through advocacy and education.
|WHO FCTC Article 19 Civil Liability Toolkit||
This Toolkit is designed to present ways that individuals and groups can overcome challenges in implementing Article 19 of the WHO FCTC and bringing claims against the tobacco industry to court.
|Stanford Research Into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising (SRITA)||
Digital database of over 50,000 original tobacco advertisements with a purpose to study the promotional activities of the tobacco industry from all kinds of tobacco products including Philip Morris International’s heated tobacco product, the IQOS.
Unfairtobacco is a project run by Berlin Working Group on Environment and Development (Blue 21 e.V.). It has been founded in 2004 under the name “Campaign Smokesignal!”.
Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics is the nation’s premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
Established in Rio de Janeiro in March 2016, the observatory investigates and highlights the various tactics utilized by the tobacco industry in Brazil and neighboring countries. It is coordinated by the Center for Tobacco and Health Studies of the National School of Public Health of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (CETAB/Ensp/Fiocruz), a public academic institution, and belongs to the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Its website is bilingual, including information in both English and Portuguese.
TobaccoUnmasked (Sri Lanka)
Publicly launched in June 2017, TobaccoUnmasked contains evidence-based information on tobacco industry, with detailed profiles of tobacco companies that operate in Sri Lanka and their employees. Its webpages include tobacco industry profiles, allies, institutions, and individuals linked with the industry in various ways. It describes strategies adopted by the tobacco industry to influence policy development and implementation in tobacco taxation and price-related issues, corporate social investments, tobacco growing, marketing, promotion, etc. Tobacco industry arguments and their responses to different policy processes are also reported as a learning exercise for future reference. The observatory is based at the Center for Combating Tobacco, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.