CTFK Capacity Building and Communications workshop: Mapping and Exposing Tobacco Industry Front Groups and Allies in Europe

Tobacco companies use a wide variety of front groups all over the world to advance their policy and financial interests. These front groups help tobacco companies influence opinion leaders, legislators, regulators or the public opinion in general, and make these stakeholders believe that a wide range of apparently unrelated third parties supports the positions of the tobacco industry. In this workshop, we will discuss common characteristics of tobacco industry front groups that can help tobacco control advocates identify and isolate these groups in Europe, brainstorm possible solutions to deal with these groups, and leverage a compelling message framework to expose and discredit tobacco industry front groups and allies.

* The selection of the participants will be made on the basis of first come first sell and also considering the motivation