People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
Article 5.3: Protection of tobacco control policy from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry
Our overall approach is to fight aggressively, with all available resources, against any attempt, from any quarter, to diminish our ability to manufacture our products efficiently, and market them effectively.
- Steve Parrish, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Regulatory Affairs, Phillip Morris, Inc.
While the tobacco industry’s approach is to fight regulation aggressively, the goal of public health policy is to protect the public’s health and well-being from preventable harm. The tobacco industry has a long history of undermining tobacco control policy.
To prevent this, the Parties must protect their public health policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry.
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