New report reveals how Big Tobacco continues to lobby the European Commission


New research, published by Corporate Europe Observatory and the European Public Health Alliance, analyses the extent of contact between the Tobacco Industry and the European Commission. 

The tobacco industry has been influencing policy to its advantage for decades – postponing, protesting, promoting untruths, playing the victim and pushing new technologies – in order to disrupt tobacco control policies.  

Using extensive Freedom of Information requests the authors highlight that the EU struggles to implement a systematic, proactive transparency policy regarding meetings with tobacco lobbyists. This is Despite the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3, which requires that governments protect public health policies from tobacco industry influence.

Access the full report here

Download the brief 

Attend a webinar about the report on 24 March 

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