Upcoming Webinar: Overcoming Tobacco Industry Interference to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

September 10, 12:30 PM GMT


COVID-19 and its devastating consequences have exposed the necessity of aligning both public health measures and economic initiatives with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although the tobacco industry pretends to support and contribute to the SDGs, time and again their actions have directly opposed progress.

GGTC, a partner in STOP, is hosting a webinar on how to implement the WHO FCTC in a way that will counter tobacco industry interference with SDGs while strengthening local economies through retaliatory measures against the industry. Participants will be presented with tools, knowledge and methods for changing public opinion on the tobacco industry’s involvement with the SDGs.

Register today to learn from members of the UNDP, WHO EMRO, WHO FCTC and more how to build a sustainable future free from tobacco influence. The discussion will be chaired by Dr. Judith Mackay.


Marketing & Communications Assistant (Fixed Term)

The University of Bath is recruiting for an experienced marketing and communications assistant to join their international team.

A strong team player and a motivated self-starter who can manage and prioritise their own workload, you will support the Tobacco Control Research Group’s Marketing and Communications Lead and the wider STOP communications team in developing, delivering, promoting, monitoring and evaluating a range of online and offline marketing and communications activity.

You’ll be informed about current affairs, be sensitive to cultural, linguistic and ideological differences and ideally have worked on international or fast-paced, multidisciplinary, multi-partner projects.

Experience of working in a research environment or in low- or middle-income countries, and knowledge of other languages would be a major plus.

Learn more and apply now!


Campaign Manager, STOP

Vital Strategies is looking for a campaign manager to expose how the tobacco industry is undermining public health around the world.

The Campaign Manager will drive integrated communication strategies aligned with campaign themes, with an emphasis on media relations, digital communications, stakeholder engagement and strategic advertising. Reporting to the Director of the STOP partnership at Vital, the Campaign Manager will work closely with the Vital team on campaign planning, message development, announcement strategy, social media campaigns, digital marketing and event strategy. The Campaign Manager will liaise with communication staff from the four partner organizations to ensure alignment on strategies and content.

Learn more and apply now!


Conflict of Interest Disclaimer

The tobacco industry’s interests are fundamentally and irreconcilably in conflict with public health and, thus, with the work of STOP. This conflict of interest is not only encoded in our partner organizations, but it is enshrined in Article 5.3 of the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

As such, STOP upholds a firm non-engagement policy with the tobacco industry and those furthering its interests. We reserve the right to refuse or exclude registrants from our activities due to their involvement with the tobacco industry, or if their interests align with the tobacco industry.

In advance of STOP events or activities, we may ask individuals and organizations to confirm if they have any conflicts of interest so that participants know they can take part in a secure and safe environment.

STOP’s mission as a global watchdog is to strengthen public health by exposing and countering the pernicious behavior of the Tobacco Industry and its proxies. The industry has a long history of undermining and intimidating public health professionals using a variety of techniques—STOP will not facilitate such behavior.