The Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index (Global Tobacco Index) is a review of how governments are responding to influences from the tobacco industry and protecting their public health policies from commercial interests as required under the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). This Global Tobacco Index, originally initiated by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), is produced by the Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC) as part of the STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) global tobacco industry watchdog. GGTC, based at the School of Global Studies, Thammasat University, is a joint initiative with SEATCA. It has been designated as the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Article 5.3 and its activities focus on addressing obstacles to the tobacco control from the tobacco industry and in empowering governments to advance tobacco control.
STOP is a global tobacco industry watchdog whose mission is to expose the tobacco industry strategies and tactics that undermine public health. STOP is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and is a partnership among the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control, the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath, The Union and Vital Strategies.
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