Hiring Independent Experts

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Consultancy

To recruit supposedly independent experts who are critical of tobacco control measures.
WHO Definitions of Tobacco Industry Tactics for resisting effective tobacco control, 2009.

The tobacco industry has a history of using Think Tanks, scientists or other consultants to work on their behalf. Paying for research and for endorsement from medical doctors, for instance, as explored on the Influencing Science page, is also a form of hired help and third party techniques. Recent examples of hiring so-called independent experts include the industry’s use of this tactic to oppose the UK government’s policy on the Display Ban or on Plain Packaging.

Hiring Independent Experts
Third Party Techniques
Influencing Science
Think Tanks
Challenging Legislation