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==Background==
 
==Background==
 
It is well documented that tobacco industry attempts to influence policies by facilitating access into policy making structures and building relationships with policy makers.<ref name = Fooks> GJ Fooks, AB Gilmore. [http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0080864 Corporate Philanthropy, Political Influence, and Health Policy]. PLoS ONE 2013, 8(11): e80864. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080864</ref><ref> E Crosbie, EM Sebrié, SA Glantz. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22286826 Tobacco industry success in Costa Rica: The importance of FCTC Article 5.3]. Salud Publica Mex 2012; 54:28-38 </ref><ref> S Lee, PM Ling, SA Glantz.[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22370696 The vector of the tobacco epidemic: tobacco industry practices in low and middle-income countries]. Cancer Causes & Control, 2012 23(1): pp.117-129</ref>  
 
It is well documented that tobacco industry attempts to influence policies by facilitating access into policy making structures and building relationships with policy makers.<ref name = Fooks> GJ Fooks, AB Gilmore. [http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0080864 Corporate Philanthropy, Political Influence, and Health Policy]. PLoS ONE 2013, 8(11): e80864. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080864</ref><ref> E Crosbie, EM Sebrié, SA Glantz. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22286826 Tobacco industry success in Costa Rica: The importance of FCTC Article 5.3]. Salud Publica Mex 2012; 54:28-38 </ref><ref> S Lee, PM Ling, SA Glantz.[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22370696 The vector of the tobacco epidemic: tobacco industry practices in low and middle-income countries]. Cancer Causes & Control, 2012 23(1): pp.117-129</ref>  

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Background

It is well documented that tobacco industry attempts to influence policies by facilitating access into policy making structures and building relationships with policy makers.[1][2][3]

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), stresses the need of protecting public health polices from the “commercial and other vested interests” of the tobacco industry.[4] In the guidelines on how to implement its Article 5.3, it further highlights the importance of avoiding conflicts of interests in government policy making processes by two statements; [5]

“4.8 Parties should not allow any person employed by the tobacco industry or any entity working to further its interests to be a member of any government body, committee or advisory group that sets or implements tobacco control or public health policy”
“4.10 Parties should not allow any official or employee of government or of any semi/quasi-governmental body to accept payments, gifts or services, monetary or in-kind, from the tobacco industry.”

The Image 1 is based on the Annual Reports of the Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC from 2010 to 2015. It denotes the members of the Board of Directors of CTC simultaneously holding positions with the government or semi-government organizations during the reported period. The post held in the government institution and the year reported to do so are mentioned in brackets. The individual who held the post is mentioned in the call out.

The institutions that had been directly linked to the industry via a mutual office bearer can be categorized into three main types as presented below (see the relevant pages for further details);

  • Economic Affairs – Ministry of National Policy and Economic Affairs | National Council of Economic Development | Finance Commission | Board of Investment
  • Education and Human Resource Development – University Grants Commission | National Human Resource Development Council
  • Hospitality – Sri Lankan Airlines | Ceylon Tea Board
Image 1: Members of the Board of Directors of CTC simultaneously holding positions with the government or semi-government organizations[6][7][8][9]

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Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 GJ Fooks, AB Gilmore. Corporate Philanthropy, Political Influence, and Health Policy. PLoS ONE 2013, 8(11): e80864. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080864
  2. E Crosbie, EM Sebrié, SA Glantz. Tobacco industry success in Costa Rica: The importance of FCTC Article 5.3. Salud Publica Mex 2012; 54:28-38
  3. S Lee, PM Ling, SA Glantz.The vector of the tobacco epidemic: tobacco industry practices in low and middle-income countries. Cancer Causes & Control, 2012 23(1): pp.117-129
  4. World Health Organization. WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, 2005, accessed March 2017
  5. World Health Organization. Guidelines for Implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, 2008, accessed March 2017
  6. Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC. Annual Report 2015, 2016, accessed March 2017
  7. Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC. Annual Report 2012, 2013, accessed March 2017
  8. Ceylon Tobacco Company. Annual Report 2011, 2012, accessed March 2017
  9. Ceylon Tobacco Company. Annual Report 2010, 2011, accessed March 2017