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Tobacco industry attempts to influence and use the German government to undermine the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
  1. Thilo Grüning1,
  2. Heide Weishaar2,
  3. Jeff Collin3,
  4. Anna B Gilmore1
  1. 1Tobacco Control Research Group, School for Health, University of Bath, Bath, UK
  2. 2Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Edinburgh, UK
  3. 3Centre for International Public Health Policy, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Thilo Grüning, Tobacco Control Research Group, School for Health, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY; UK; t{at}gzzz.freeserve.co.uk

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  • Funding This work was supported by the Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) through a Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) grant. CR-UK is one of the SFP partners (http://www.cancerresearchuk.org), the others currently being the European Respiratory Society (http://www.ersnet.org) and the European Heart Network. The funders had no influence on the study design, data collection, data interpretation, the writing of this article or the decision to submit the paper for publication. ABG is supported by a Health Foundation Clinician Scientist Fellowship. ABG and JC also receive research funding for tobacco document research from the National Cancer Institute of the United States, National Institutes of Health (grant number: 2 R01 CA091021-05).

  • Competing interests TG and HW have no competing interests. JC and ABG 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.

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  • Funding This work was supported by the Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) through a Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) grant. CR-UK is one of the SFP partners (http://www.cancerresearchuk.org), the others currently being the European Respiratory Society (http://www.ersnet.org) and the European Heart Network. The funders had no influence on the study design, data collection, data interpretation, the writing of this article or the decision to submit the paper for publication. ABG is supported by a Health Foundation Clinician Scientist Fellowship. ABG and JC also receive research funding for tobacco document research from the National Cancer Institute of the United States, National Institutes of Health (grant number: 2 R01 CA091021-05).

  • Competing interests TG and HW have no competing interests. JC and ABG 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.

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