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Research Article

Global Health Governance and the Commercial Sector: A Documentary Analysis of Tobacco Company Strategies to Influence the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

  • Heide Weishaar mail,

    h.b.weishaar@sms.ed.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Jeff Collin,

    Affiliation: Global Public Health Unit, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Katherine Smith,

    Affiliation: Global Public Health Unit, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Thilo Grüning,

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

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  • Sema Mandal,

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

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  • Anna Gilmore

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

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  • Published: June 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001249

About the Authors

Heide Weishaar
Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jeff Collin, Katherine Smith
Global Public Health Unit, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Thilo Grüning, Sema Mandal, Anna Gilmore
Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: h.b.weishaar@sms.ed.ac.uk

Competing Interests

JC and AG were both 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 their travel to a meeting in Washington DC was reimbursed by WHO TFI. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JC AG. Performed the experiments: HW KES TG SM. Analyzed the data: HW JC KES TG SM AG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JC AG KES. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: HW. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JC KES TG AG. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: HW JC KES TG SM AG. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: HW JC KES TG SM AG.