Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Tobacco industry monitoring database

Disclaimer: for information/articles included from 1 January 2005

World Health Assembly Resolution WHA54.14 called on WHO to inform its Member States of activities of the tobacco industry that have a negative impact on tobacco control efforts. Further to this resolution, WHO has established a database that includes references to published reports and articles about tobacco industry activities.

The news reports and articles are collected by WHO from various sources, as acknowledged in connection with each data entry, by reference or link. Only the reference to each item is made available in this database. For the full item, please contact the original source. WHO makes no warranties or representations regarding the content, presentation, completeness or accuracy of the information in this database, including reports, articles and sources. The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader. In no event shall WHO be liable for damages arising from its use. WHO reserves the right to make updates or changes to the database without notice and accepts no liability for any errors or omissions in this regard.

The database and the information contained herein may not be used and copied for any commercial or promotional purpose, and any citation or reproduction for educational or research purposes must be accompanied by an acknowledgement of original source.

The designations employed and the presentation of the material in the database do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of WHO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers’ products in the database does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by WHO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

Disclaimer: for reports included from 2001 to 31 December 2004

World Health Assembly Resolution WHA54.14 called on WHO to inform its Member States of activities of the tobacco industry that have a negative impact on tobacco control efforts. Further to this resolution, WHO has established a database that includes references to published reports and articles about tobacco industry activities.

The information included in this database is based on reports and articles written by external authors, including views expressed by them, and do not necessarily reflect the policies and views of WHO. WHO makes no warranties or representations regarding the content, presentation, appearance, completeness or accuracy of the information contained in this database. The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader. In no event shall WHO be liable for damages arising from its use. WHO reserves the right to make updates or changes without notice and accepts no liability for any errors or omissions in this regard.

The database and the information contained herein may not be used and copied for any commercial or promotional purpose, and any citation or reproduction for educational or research purposes must be accompanied by an acknowledgement of original source.

The designations employed and the presentation of the material in the database do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of WHO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers’ products in the database does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by WHO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

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All rights reserved. The data contained in this database may be freely used and copied for educational and other non-commercial purposes, provided that any reproduction of data be accompanied by an acknowledgment of WHO as the source. Any other use of the database requires permission from WHO, and requests should be directed to tfi@who.int.

The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this database, including tables and maps, do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on that part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city, or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers and boundaries.

The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the World Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Errors an omission excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters.

All reasonable precautions have been taken by WHO to verify the information contained in this database. However, the material is being made available without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader. In no event shall the World Health Organization be liable for damages arising from its use.

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