Table 1

Sentiment and content of tweets posted using #COP8FCTC, including the five most frequent cohashtags and mentions (ie, ‘tagging’ of other user accounts)

                          Content
TC related, n (%)NGP related, n (%)FCTC related, n (%)
Tweet content and sentiment categorisation
Sentiment
 Informative/neutral33 (2.9)15 (1.3)13 (1.1)
 Argument81 (7.0)387 (33.5)131 (11.3)
 Critical2 (0.2)220 (19.0)274 (23.7)
Total116 (10.1)622 (53.8)418 (36.1)
Most frequent hashtags* and mentions
TC related NGP related FCTC related
Hashtags#UNTobaccoControl
#NoTobacco
#tobacco
#SDGs
#vaping
#UNTobaccoControl
#GSTHR
#FCTC
#vaping
#WHO
#defundWHO
#publichealth
Mentions@FCTCofficial
@WHO
@FCAforTC
@AshOrg
@******
@FCTCofficial
@WHO
@vera_dacosta
@INNCOorg
@provapeomexico
@FCTCofficial
@WHO
@vera_dacosta
@INNCOorg
@FCAforTC
  • *Excluding #COP8, which was present in all content categories.

  • @******, the personal account of a public health advocate whose identity we have withheld for privacy reasons; @FCAforTC, account of Framework Convention Alliance; FCTC, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control; FSFW, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World; GSTHR, Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction’ that is, the title of a report launched during COP8 written by Knowledge-Action-Change, an organisation granted US$1 051 364 from the PMI-funded FSFW in 2018; @INNCOorg, account of International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations, a network granted US$100 300 in 2018 by FSFW; NGP, next-generation product; SDGs, sustainable development goals; TC, tobacco control; @vera_dacosta, head of WHO FCTC Secretariat at the time of COP8.