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International trade versus public health during the FCTC negotiations, 1999-2003
  1. Hadii M Mamudu1,
  2. Ross Hammond2,
  3. Stanton A Glantz3
  1. 1Department of Health Services Administration, College of Public Health, USA
  2. 2Independent consultant, USA
  3. 3Department of Medicine and Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hadii Mamudu, Department of Health Services Administration, College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University, S Dossett Drive, Lamb Hall, PO Box 70264, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA; mamudu{at}etsu.edu

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  • Funding Legacy Foundation, USA; and National Cancer Institute, USA.

  • Competing interests HMM has no competing interest to declare. RH was the head of the lobbying committee for the Framework Convention Alliance during the negotiations and participated actively in the discussions over the role of trade in the FCTC. SAG was present for part of INB6 and met with WHO Director General Gro Harlem Bruntlund regarding the (lack of) necessity to compromise the FCTC to increase the chance that the USA (under the George W Bush Administration) would ratify the treaty; SAG was not involved in any of the issues discussed in this paper.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Institutional Review Board of University of California, San Francisco.

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

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Footnotes

  • Funding Legacy Foundation, USA; and National Cancer Institute, USA.

  • Competing interests HMM has no competing interest to declare. RH was the head of the lobbying committee for the Framework Convention Alliance during the negotiations and participated actively in the discussions over the role of trade in the FCTC. SAG was present for part of INB6 and met with WHO Director General Gro Harlem Bruntlund regarding the (lack of) necessity to compromise the FCTC to increase the chance that the USA (under the George W Bush Administration) would ratify the treaty; SAG was not involved in any of the issues discussed in this paper.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Institutional Review Board of University of California, San Francisco.

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

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