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Welcome to TobaccoUnmasked

TobaccoUnmasked is the information portal of the [ Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT)]. CCT is the Sri Lankan tobacco observatory established 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.

TobaccoUnmasked contains evidence based information on tobacco industry, with detailed profiles of tobacco companies and their employees. It also contains profiles of tobacco industry allies, institutions and individuals linked with the industry in different ways. TobaccoUnmasked also describes tobacco industry strategies 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 in TobaccoUnmasked

You can search for a specific topic in the Search Bar in the left hand side of your screen. To search, type the topic you want to find the information into the box, and press either ‘Go’ or Search. ‘Go’ is case sensitive and specific and will search the titles of the pages. ‘Search’ will search the titles as well as the content of the pages. You can find the list of most recent pages in the ‘What’s New section’. The ‘Key Topics’ section categorizes the pages based on the themes the investigations were conducted.

Key Topics

Click on the links below to access more information on key topics related to tobacco industry and its activities in Sri Lanka. The themes and categories are explained in detail in the TobaccoUnmasked Categories page.

Tobacco Industry

Individuals and Institutions Linked to the Tobacco Industry

Tobacco Industry Activities

Tobacco Industry Arguments and Responses

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What’s New on TobaccoUnmasked?

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About Us

TobaccoUnmasked is the information portal of the [ Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT)], Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Our partners include; (Logos of NATA, ADIC, SLMA, UNION, FCTC, UOB, UCSF) Copyright © the Centre for Combating Tobacco. 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 Copyright Centre for Combating Tobacco and used under permission of the Centre for Combating Tobacco. All rights reserved."

Useful Links

TobaccoTactics, FCTC observatories

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