CHECKLIST: INFORMATION THAT TOBACCO COMPANIES SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE

Manufacture Market share Marketing expense Revenues Lobbying activities Political contributions and activities Philanthropic activities Affiliated entities Agents or individuals acting on their behalf, including lobbyists Marketing and promotional activities, including product design features, retailer incentives, any financial or other support to events, groups, or individuals (Art. 13 Guidelines) Product information such as type of tobacco…

TEMPLATE: Requiring Information from the Tobacco Industry

Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC)¬†obligates the state to protect its public health policies against the commercial and other vested interest¬†of the tobacco industry. The guidelines for the implementation of Article 5.3 recommend that Parties develop¬†policies requiring transparent and accurate information about the activities and practices of…

POLICY TO REQUIRE INFORMATION FROM THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY

Various government agencies require different types of information from the tobacco industry as part of their operations. For instance, production, income, and assets are reported to the national revenue authorities as well as the local authorities for taxation purposes and for the granting of permits, respectively. The various guidelines adopted by the Parties for the…