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<h1 style="margin:0; background:#4682B4; font-size:200%; font-weight:bold; border:3px solid #FFFFFF; text-align:left; color:#FFFFFF; padding:0.2em 0.2em;"> ''TobaccoUnmasked''</h1>
  
== Getting started ==
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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 ''TobaccoUnmasked''</h1>
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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.
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''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.
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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;">How to Find Information on ''TobaccoUnmasked''</h2>
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There are several ways in which you can find information on ''TobaccoUnmasked'':
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*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'. 
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*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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*Or, you can search through the ‘[[Key Topics]]’ section that categorizes the pages based on the themes the investigations were conducted.
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*Searching for an individual? Click the relevant category below for an easy search:
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::*[[:Category:Tobacco Industry Directors and Employees |Tobacco Industry Directors and Employees]]
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::*[[:Category:Politicians | Politicians]]
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::*[[:Category:Government Officials and Employees | Government Officials and Employees]]
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::*[[:Category:Academics and Researchers | Academics and Researchers]]
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::*[[:Category:Corporate Sector | Corporate Sector ]]
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::*[[:Category:Entertainment Industry | Entertainment Industry]]
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::*[[:Category:Journalists and Media| Journalists and Media]]
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::'''Disclaimer''':The individual profiles are published as a facilitator to implement [[FCTC Article 5.3]] only. It is not the intention of the ''TobaccoUnmasked'' team to tarnish the individuals' image nor to cause them harm.
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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;">About Us</h2>
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CCT is the Sri Lankan tobacco observatory established at the Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo under the [[FCTC Article 5.3 | 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.
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Our implementation partners include; [http://adicsrilanka.org/ Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) Sri Lanka], [http://www.nata.gov.lk/ National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol(NATA)] and the Expert Committee on Tobacco, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs of the [http://slma.lk/ Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA)].
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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 (The UNION)] 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 Francisco].
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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;">What’s New on ''TobaccoUnmasked''?</h2>
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*05th March 2020 - Please visit the updated [[Tobacco Industry Country Profile – Sri Lanka]] for updated tobacco use, burden and industry related information on Sri Lanka
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*19th February 2020 - We have updated the [[Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC)]] page with the most recent details about the company.
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*28th January 2020 - [[Tobacco and 2019 Presidential Election Candidates in Sri Lanka]] is our newest page presenting investigative research findings on the candidates of the Presidential Election to elect the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka.
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*17th January 2020 - [[Basil Rajapaksa]] was the Minister of Economic Development in Sri Lanka during the 2010 - 2015 period. Read details on how the tobacco industry attempted to engage him in our newest [[Basil Rajapaksa | profile]] of the [[:Category:Politicians | Politicians]]' profile series.
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*03rd January 2020 - Our newest [[Mahinda Rajapaksa | ''TobaccoUnmasked'' profile]] under the [[:Category:Politicians | Politicians]]' profile series is [[Mahinda Rajapaksa]], the 5th Executive President of Sri Lanka. He is currently the Prime Minister of the interim government formed after his younger brother, [[Gotabaya Rajapaksa]], was elected as the President in November 2019.
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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;">Key Topics</h2>
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Click on the [[Key Topics | key topics]] below to access more information on tobacco industry and its activities in Sri Lanka. Interested in the definitions for each key topic to understand the reason for categorising the pages under them? Please visit our page [[Key Topics]].
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===Background===
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Includes pages on global and national tobacco control laws and policies and tobacco industry tactics
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*[[:Category:FCTC | FCTC ]]
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*[[:Category:NATA | NATA]]
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*[[:Category:Government fiscal and other policies relevant to tobacco | Government fiscal and other policies relevant to tobacco]]
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*[[:Category:Global Tobacco Industry Tactics | Global Tobacco Industry Tactics]]
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===Tobacco Industry===
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Includes pages directly related to the tobacco industry under following themes;
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*[[:Category:Tobacco Companies | Tobacco Companies ]]
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*[[:Category:Tobacco Industry Directors and Employees |Tobacco Industry Directors and Employees]]
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*[[:Category:Tobacco Industry Investors | Tobacco Industry Investors]]
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===Tobacco Industry Activities===
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Includes pages on tobacco industry actions and strategies under following themes;
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*[[:Category:Corporate Social Investments | Corporate Social Investments]]
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*[[:Category:Influencing Policy | Influencing Policy]]
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*[[:Category:Marketing and Promotions | Marketing and Promotions]]
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*[[:Category:Tobacco Cultivation | Tobacco Cultivation]]
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*[[:Category:Tobacco Tax and Pricing Related Issues | Tobacco Tax and Pricing Related Issues]]
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*[[:Category:Liasing with Government Officials | Liaising with Government Officials]]
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*[[:Category:Involvement in Illicit Tobacco Trade | Involvement in Illicit Tobacco Trade]]
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===Tobacco Industry Arguments and Responses===
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Includes pages on responses and reactions of the tobacco industry under following themes;
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*[[:Category:Tobacco Industry Arguments | Tobacco Industry Arguments]]
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*[[:Category:Tobacco Industry Responses | Tobacco Industry Responses]]
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*[[:Category:Interfering in Tobacco Control Actions | Interfering in Tobacco Control Actions]]
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===Institutions Linked to the Tobacco Industry===
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Includes pages on institutions reported to date to have had any interactions with tobacco industry or their proxies under following themes;
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*[[:Category:Commissioned or Sponsored | Commissioned or Sponsored]]
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*[[:Category:Consultants | Consultants]]
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*[[:Category:Indirect Links | Indirect Links]] 
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*[[:Category:Institutions with Mutual Associates | Institutions with Mutual Associates]] 
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*[[:Category:Institutions Governed by Tobacco Industry | Institutions Governed by Tobacco Industry]]
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*[[:Category:Partnerships | Partnerships]]
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===Individuals associated with the Tobacco Industry===
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Includes pages on politicians, government officials, celebrities, academics, researchers, professionals and other public/popular figures to have had any interaction reported to date with tobacco industry under following categories;
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*[[:Category:Consultants | Consultants]]
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*[[:Category:Partnerships | Partnerships]]
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*[[:Category:Monetary or other Gifts | Monetary or other Gifts]]
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*[[:Category:Sponsorship for Government Activities | Sponsorship for Government Activities]]
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*[[:Category:Sponsorship for Research | Sponsorship for Research]]
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*[[:Category:Sponsorship for Social Projects | Sponsorship for Social Projects]]
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*[[:Category:Event Participation | Event Participation]]
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===Individuals and Institutions Interfering in Tobacco Control===
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Include pages on individuals and institutions that opposed or took action to delay tobacco control policies or actions or propagated the interests of the tobacco industry, however, with no proven link with the tobacco industry to date.
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*[[:Category:Interfered in NATA Act Implementation | Interfered in NATA Act Implementation]] 
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*[[:Category:Interfered in Tobacco Tax Increase | Interfered in Tobacco Tax Increase]]
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*[[:Category:Image or Product Promotion | Image or Product Promotion]]
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*[[:Category:Interfered in Tobacco Control Actions| Interfered in Tobacco Control Actions]]
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[[File:Union.png|centre|caption|link=https://www.theunion.org/]]
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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;">Useful Links</h2>
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[[File:Tt-logo-rgb---blue-wit.png|200px|centre|caption|link=http://www.tobaccotactics.org/]]
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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>
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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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<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;">Reproduction and Distribution of Published Material</h2>
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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."
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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).
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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;">Acknowledgments</h2>
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''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].
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CCT wishes to acknowledge the library of the [http://adicsrilanka.org/ Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) Sri Lanka] for providing literature to develop TobaccoUnmasked posts.
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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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<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;">Contact Us</h2>
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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

Latest revision as of 01:21, 6 March 2020

TobaccoUnmasked

Welcome to TobaccoUnmasked

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 TobaccoUnmasked

There are several 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.
  • Searching for an individual? Click the relevant category below for an easy search:
Disclaimer:The individual profiles are published as a facilitator to implement FCTC Article 5.3 only. It is not the intention of the TobaccoUnmasked team to tarnish the individuals' image nor to cause them harm.

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) Sri Lanka, National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol(NATA) 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 (The UNION) 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 Francisco.

What’s New on TobaccoUnmasked?

Key Topics

Click on the key topics below to access more information on tobacco industry and its activities in Sri Lanka. Interested in the definitions for each key topic to understand the reason for categorising the pages under them? Please visit our page Key Topics.

Background

Includes pages on global and national tobacco control laws and policies and tobacco industry tactics

Tobacco Industry

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

Tobacco Industry Activities

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

Tobacco Industry Arguments and Responses

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

Institutions Linked to the Tobacco Industry

Includes pages on institutions reported to date to have had any interactions with tobacco industry or their proxies under following themes;

Individuals associated with the Tobacco Industry

Includes pages on politicians, government officials, celebrities, academics, researchers, professionals and other public/popular figures to have had any interaction reported to date with tobacco industry under following categories;

Individuals and Institutions Interfering in Tobacco Control

Include pages on individuals and institutions that opposed or took action to delay tobacco control policies or actions or propagated the interests of the tobacco industry, however, with no proven link with the tobacco industry to date.




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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).

Acknowledgments

TobaccoUnmasked follows the model of TobaccoTactics, introduced by Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath. CCT wishes to acknowledge the library of the Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) Sri Lanka for providing literature to develop TobaccoUnmasked posts.

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