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Letters Countries’ resistance to tobacco industry influence

Ranking countries on how they resist tobacco industry’s influence—where is Australia?

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 19 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6494
  1. Simon Chapman, emeritus professor of public health
  1. University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
  1. simon.chapman{at}

The ambition to rate nations for their efforts to keep the tobacco industry from interfering in public health policy is unquestionably important. But this report rates only a very small number of countries.1 Many of those excluded score badly on transparency indexes and have poorly developed …

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