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<h1 style="margin:0; background:#4682B4; font-size:150%; font-weight:bold; border:3px solid #FFFFFF; text-align:left; color:#FFFFFF; padding:0.2em 0.2em;">Welcome to Tobacco Unmasked</h1>
 
<h1 style="margin:0; background:#4682B4; font-size:150%; font-weight:bold; border:3px solid #FFFFFF; text-align:left; color:#FFFFFF; padding:0.2em 0.2em;">Welcome to Tobacco Unmasked</h1>
  
Tobacco Unmasked (''tobaccounmasked.lk'') is the information portal of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT). It contains evidence based information on the tobacco industry, with detailed profiles of tobacco companies relevant to Sri Lanka and their employees. The pages of this website also contain profiles of tobacco industry allies; institutions and individuals linked with the industry in various ways.  
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''TobaccoUnmasked'' is the information portal of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT). It contains evidence based information on the tobacco industry, with detailed profiles of tobacco companies relevant to Sri Lanka and their employees. The pages of this website also contain profiles of tobacco industry allies; institutions and individuals linked with the industry in various ways.  
  
 
''TobaccoUnmasked'' describes strategies adopted by the tobacco industry in the themes of influencing policy, tobacco tax & price related issues, corporate social investments, tobacco cultivation and marketing and promotion. Tobacco industry arguments and their responses against different policy processes are reported as a learning exercise for future reference.
 
''TobaccoUnmasked'' describes strategies adopted by the tobacco industry in the themes of influencing policy, tobacco tax & price related issues, corporate social investments, tobacco cultivation and marketing and promotion. Tobacco industry arguments and their responses against different policy processes are reported as a learning exercise for future reference.
  
 
<h2 style="margin:0; background:#4682B4; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:3px solid #FFFFFF; text-align:left; color:#FFFFFF; padding:0.2em 0.2em;">How to Find Information on Tobacco Unmasked</h2>
 
<h2 style="margin:0; background:#4682B4; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:3px solid #FFFFFF; text-align:left; color:#FFFFFF; padding:0.2em 0.2em;">How to Find Information on Tobacco Unmasked</h2>
There are three ways in which you can find information on tobaccounmasked.lk:
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There are three ways in which you can find information on ''TobaccoUnmasked'':
 
::*You can search for a specific topic in the Search Bar on the top of the screen. To search, type the topic you want to find the information into the box, and press 'Enter'.   
 
::*You can search for a specific topic in the Search Bar on the top of the screen. To search, type the topic you want to find the information into the box, and press 'Enter'.   
 
::*If its a recent issue, you can go through the list of most recent pages in the ‘What’s New section’ which will display new entries or major updates to the existing pages.
 
::*If its a recent issue, you can go through the list of most recent pages in the ‘What’s New section’ which will display new entries or major updates to the existing pages.
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Our implementation partners include; [http://adicsrilanka.org/ Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC)], [http://www.nata.gov.lk/ National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol(NATA)Sri Lanka] and the Expert Committee on Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs of the [http://slma.lk/ Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA)].  
 
Our implementation partners include; [http://adicsrilanka.org/ Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC)], [http://www.nata.gov.lk/ National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol(NATA)Sri Lanka] and the Expert Committee on Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs of the [http://slma.lk/ Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA)].  
  
The project was powered by [http://www.who.int/fctc/secretariat/en/ Framework Convention on Tobacco Control(FCTC)Secretariat] and the [https://www.theunion.org/ International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease] and technical assistance was provided by the [http://www.bath.ac.uk/ Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath] and the [http://www.tobacco.ucsf.edu/ Centre for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California San Fransisco]. ''TobaccoUnmasked'' follows the model of ''TobaccoTactics'', introduced by [http://www.bath.ac.uk/ Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath].  
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The project was powered by [http://www.who.int/fctc/secretariat/en/ Framework Convention on Tobacco Control(FCTC)Secretariat] and the [https://www.theunion.org/ International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease] and technical assistance was provided by the [http://www.bath.ac.uk/ Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath] and the [http://www.tobacco.ucsf.edu/ Centre for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California San Fransisco]. ''TobaccoUnmasked'' follows the model of [http://tobaccotactics.org/index.php?title=Main_Page ''TobaccoTactics''], introduced by [http://www.bath.ac.uk/ Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath].  
  
 
<h2 style="margin:0; background:#4682B4; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:3px solid #FFFFFF; text-align:left; color:#FFFFFF; padding:0.2em 0.2em;">What’s New on Tobacco Unmasked?</h2>
 
<h2 style="margin:0; background:#4682B4; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:3px solid #FFFFFF; text-align:left; color:#FFFFFF; padding:0.2em 0.2em;">What’s New on Tobacco Unmasked?</h2>
*10th October 2017 - [[Exposing ‘Alternative Facts’ on Tobacco Taxation]], based on [http://www.veriteresearch.org/ Verite Research’s] Insight [http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Who-s-responsible-for-Alternative-Facts-on-tobacco-taxation--130007.html Who’s responsible for ‘Alternative Facts’ on Tobacco Taxation] published in Mirror Business (June 2017), describes three myths propogated by the industry as arguments against tobacco tax.
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*16th November 2017 - Minister of Health's allegation against [[British American Tobacco (BAT)]] on [[British American Tobacco Influencing Cigarette Tax in Sri Lanka | Influencing Cigarette Tax in Sri Lanka]]
*10th October 2017 - Read about [[Attempts of Ceylon Tobacco to Sustain Tobacco Cultivation in Sri Lanka]] in the context of Sri Lankan government's plans to eliminate tobacco cultivation by the year 2020.
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*16th November 2017 - Minister of Health's statement on [[Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) | Ceylon Tobacco]] propagating inaccurate information on tobacco tax via [[Ceylon Tobacco Sponsored News Articles against Tobacco Tax – Minister of Health | Sponsored News Articles]]  
*17th September 2017 - Is Ceylon Tobacco's claim on introducing Sloping Agricultural Land Technology to Sri Lanka true? Refer to our new page on [[Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT) and Ceylon Tobacco]].
 
*15th September 2017 - The page [[Movement to Legalise Marijuana and the Tobacco Industry]] is updated with the latest statement made by the Minister of Health on cannabis cultivation plans.
 
*13th September 2017 - TobaccoUnmasked response to [[The Island Newspaper Misquoting TobaccoUnmasked]]  
 
  
 
<h2 style="margin:0; background:#4682B4; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:3px solid #FFFFFF; text-align:left; color:#FFFFFF; padding:0.2em 0.2em;">Key Topics</h2>
 
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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#4682B4; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:3px solid #FFFFFF; text-align:left; color:#FFFFFF; padding:0.2em 0.2em;">Strict Referencing Policy</h2>
 
<h2 style="margin:0; background:#4682B4; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:3px solid #FFFFFF; text-align:left; color:#FFFFFF; padding:0.2em 0.2em;">Strict Referencing Policy</h2>
 
Information published in ''tobaccounmasked.lk'' adheres to a strict referencing policy. You can find the sources of information under the resources list at the end of each post. The posts developed by reporters are edited by the Editor and peer reviewed before publication.  
 
Information published in ''tobaccounmasked.lk'' adheres to a strict referencing policy. You can find the sources of information under the resources list at the end of each post. The posts developed by reporters are edited by the Editor and peer reviewed before publication.  
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Suggested citation: Centre for Combating Tobacco, Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo. TobaccoUnmasked, 2017, Available at http://tobaccounmasked.lk/index.php?title=Main_Page, Accessed (date accessed).
 
Suggested citation: Centre for Combating Tobacco, Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo. TobaccoUnmasked, 2017, Available at http://tobaccounmasked.lk/index.php?title=Main_Page, Accessed (date accessed).
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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#4682B4; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:3px solid #FFFFFF; text-align:left; color:#FFFFFF; padding:0.2em 0.2em;">''TobaccoUnmasked'' Hotline on Article 5.3 violations</h2>
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Our hotlines (+94) 076 923 3435 and (+94) 011 258 1571 are open for you to report violations of [[FCTC Article 5.3]] or any other industry activity to influence policy development or implementation at any level.
  
 
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You can contribute by providing information or as a free-lance investigative reporter. We also welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve ''tobaccounmasked.lk''. Please contact us on tobaccounmasked@gmail.com
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You can contribute by providing information or as a free-lance investigative reporter. We also welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve ''TobaccoUnmasked''. Please contact us on tobaccounmasked@gmail.com

Revision as of 16:03, 16 November 2017

Welcome to Tobacco Unmasked

TobaccoUnmasked is the information portal of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT). It contains evidence based information on the tobacco industry, with detailed profiles of tobacco companies relevant to Sri Lanka and their employees. The pages of this website also contain profiles of tobacco industry allies; institutions and individuals linked with the industry in various ways.

TobaccoUnmasked describes strategies adopted by the tobacco industry in the themes of influencing policy, tobacco tax & price related issues, corporate social investments, tobacco cultivation and marketing and promotion. Tobacco industry arguments and their responses against different policy processes are reported as a learning exercise for future reference.

How to Find Information on Tobacco Unmasked

There are three ways in which you can find information on TobaccoUnmasked:

  • You can search for a specific topic in the Search Bar on the top of the screen. To search, type the topic you want to find the information into the box, and press 'Enter'.
  • If its a recent issue, you can go through the list of most recent pages in the ‘What’s New section’ which will display new entries or major updates to the existing pages.
  • Or, you can search through the ‘Key Topics’ section that categorizes the pages based on the themes the investigations were conducted.

About Us

CCT is the Sri Lankan tobacco observatory established at the Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo under the Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The aim of the CCT is to monitor the tobacco industry activities related to implementation of Article 5.3 in Sri Lanka and the region.

Our implementation partners include; Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC), National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol(NATA)Sri Lanka and the Expert Committee on Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA).

The project was powered by Framework Convention on Tobacco Control(FCTC)Secretariat and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and technical assistance was provided by the Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath and the Centre for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California San Fransisco. TobaccoUnmasked follows the model of TobaccoTactics, introduced by Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath.

What’s New on Tobacco Unmasked?

Key Topics

Click on the key topics below to access more information on tobacco industry and its activities in Sri Lanka.

Background

Includes pages on global and national tobacco control laws and policies

  • FCTC – Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and it’s articles
  • NATA – National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act

Tobacco Industry

Includes pages directly related to the tobacco industry under following themes;

Individuals and Institutions Linked to the Tobacco Industry

Includes pages on individuals or institutions linked to the tobacco industry under following themes;

Tobacco Industry Activities

Includes pages on tobacco industry actions and strategies under following themes;

  • activities themed as ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ actions of the tobacco industry or a subsidiary
  • sponsorship of social events by the industry or its employees (using the company name and/or the title)
  • any other sponsorship by the tobacco industry or its employees (using the company name and/or the title)

Tobacco Industry Arguments and Responses

Includes pages on responses and reactions of the tobacco industry under following themes;




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Strict Referencing Policy

Information published in tobaccounmasked.lk adheres to a strict referencing policy. You can find the sources of information under the resources list at the end of each post. The posts developed by reporters are edited by the Editor and peer reviewed before publication.

Reproduction and Distribution of Published Material

You are free to copy and redistribute the material for non commerical use with appropriate credit to the CCT. Please acknowledge CCT as the copyright holder by stating: "This material is reproduced from tobaccounmasked.lk. Copyright, Centre for Combating Tobacco and used under permission of the Centre for Combating Tobacco. All rights reserved."

Suggested citation: Centre for Combating Tobacco, Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo. TobaccoUnmasked, 2017, Available at http://tobaccounmasked.lk/index.php?title=Main_Page, Accessed (date accessed).

TobaccoUnmasked Hotline on Article 5.3 violations

Our hotlines (+94) 076 923 3435 and (+94) 011 258 1571 are open for you to report violations of FCTC Article 5.3 or any other industry activity to influence policy development or implementation at any level.

Contact Us

You can contribute by providing information or as a free-lance investigative reporter. We also welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve TobaccoUnmasked. Please contact us on tobaccounmasked@gmail.com