About the Authors

Ross MacKenzie

Affiliation School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Jeff Collin

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jeff.collin@ed.ac.uk

Affiliation Centre for International Public Health Policy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Competing Interests

JC was part of a WHO Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) Expert Committee convened to develop recommendations on how to address tobacco industry interference with tobacco control policy, and as such his travel to a meeting in Washington, D.C., was reimbursed by WHO TFI. RM has previously worked for Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Thailand.

Author Contributions

JC designed the experiments/the study and contributed to writing the paper. RM analyzed the data and wrote the first draft of the paper.