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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
3074.0: Monday, December 12, 2005 - 11:24 AM

Abstract #120998

Tobacco industry’s corporate social responsibility program: International perspective

Stella Aguinaga Bialous, RN, DrPH, Consultant, 676 Funston Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118, 415-876-2990, stella@bialous.com

This presentation will discuss the tobacco company's recent increased involvement in corporate social responsibility efforts within the international context of tobacco control. A brief overview of CSR will be provided as background for the discussion. Several tobacco companies' CSR efforts will be provided as examples of the contradiction between these activities, many of which are health-related, and the overall goal of increasing market share and profitability. The session will also provide subsidies for a discussion on how tobacco control and public health professionals can address the growing involvement of tobacco companies in CSR.

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:

I wish to disclose that I have NO financial interests or other relationship with the manufactures of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services or commercial supporters.

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The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA