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
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.
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.