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Research Article

Corporate Social Responsibility and Access to Policy Élites: An Analysis of Tobacco Industry Documents

  • Gary J. Fooks mail,

    G.Fooks@bath.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School for Health, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Anna B. Gilmore,

    Affiliations: School for Health, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Katherine E. Smith,

    Affiliation: School for Health, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Jeff Collin,

    Affiliation: Centre for International Public Health Policy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Chris Holden,

    Affiliation: Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Kelley Lee

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: August 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001076

About the Authors

Gary J. Fooks, Anna B. Gilmore, Katherine E. Smith
School for Health, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Jeff Collin
Centre for International Public Health Policy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Anna B. Gilmore, Kelley Lee
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Chris Holden
Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York, York, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: G.Fooks@bath.ac.uk

Competing Interests

JC and ABG were part of a WHO Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) Expert Committee convened to develop recommendations on how to address tobacco industry interference with tobacco control policy, and as such travel to a meeting in Washington D.C. was reimbursed by WHO TFI. ABG was previously an unpaid Board member of Action on Smoking and Health. KL is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: GJF ABG CH KL. Designed the experiment/study: GJF ABG JC. Collected data/did experiments for the study: GJF. Wrote the first draft: GJF. Contributed to the writing of the paper: ICMJE criteria for authorship: GJF ABG KES JC CH KL. Results and conclusions: GJF ABG KES JC CH KL.