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Tobacco industry attempts to undermine Article 5.3 and the “good governance” trap

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  • Funding This work was supported by the Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) through a CR-UK grant (CR-UK is one of the SFP partners (, the others being the European Respiratory Society (, and the Institut National du Cancer ( The funders had no influence on the research design, data collection, data interpretation or the writing of this article. ABG is supported by a Health Foundation Clinician Scientist Award. GF is supported by the National Cancer Institute of the United States National Institutes of Health (grant number: 2 R01 CA091021-05).

  • Competing interests ABG and JC 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 their travel to a meeting in Washington DC was reimbursed by WHO TFI.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.