The tobacco industry is not and cannot be a partner in effective tobacco control. The tobacco industry, however, sees itself as a legitimate stakeholder in tobacco control and attempts to position itself as a legitimate partner. The industry has and will continue to interfere in implementation of effective tobacco control, as outlined in the articles of the WHO FCTC. Such interference can be minimized by strict controls on interactions and setting rules of engagement, as well as by demanding transparency and disclosure of tobacco industry conduct and finances.
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