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Tobacco Industry Tactics in ASEAN

Conflict of interest

According to the Asian TII index, conflict of interest situation occurs when an individual’s or institutional’s vested interests raise a question of whether their actions, judgment, and/ or decision-making can be unbiased. The Article 5.3 guidelines list payments, gifts and services, monetary or in-kind, and research funding offered by the tobacco industry to government institutions, […]

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Front groups, “think tanks”, and lobby groups

According to the ASEAN Tobacco Control Atlas, the tobacco industry* rallies and funds front groups to fight tobacco control measures at both international and national level. The tobacco industry refers to (a) any tobacco or tobacco product (including electronic smoking devices (ESD)) manufacturer, processor, wholesale distributor, importer , (b) any parent, affiliate, branch, or subsidiary

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Tobacco related CSR activities in ASEAN countries

According to the Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index,[1] the updated information regarding TI-CSR activities in ASEAN countries accumulated as follows; Cambodia Tobacco industry sponsored CSR activities are not banned and remain a problem in Cambodia. They are mostly conducted by transnational tobacco companies such as British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International. Indonesia Government agencies

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Tobacco related CSR activities in ASEAN region

Activities in ASEAN[1] As the ASEAN region becomes more aware of the deadly effects of tobacco and governments step up regulation of the industry, tobacco companies are resorting to more below-the-line tactics to promote their corporate name and products to reach consumers. Tobacco Industry-related Corporate Social Responsibility (TI-CSR) activities have become one of the key

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