UNGA Delegations Should Reject Partnership Invitations From Tobacco Industry, Related Organizations, STOP Partner Writes

Health Policy Watch: Close The Doors That Help Tobacco Companies Influence U.N. Policy
Deborah Sy, a partner in STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) and Head of Global Public Policy and Strategy at the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control

“…STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) led an open letter, co-signed by 142 public health groups and individuals from 42 countries, calling on every member and observer at the UNGA to abide by the model policy and reject any engagement with the tobacco industry — including invitations from tobacco companies or those furthering their interests and proposals that support tobacco industry partnerships, funding, and positions. … The message is simple: It is impossible to produce, market and sell tobacco products in a way that is compatible with public health or the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda, so partnerships with the tobacco industry directly contradict the Sustainable Development Goals. It’s time to close the door on the tobacco industry and its allies” (10/3).

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