Conflict of Interest Policy

Conflict of Interest Declaration 




Tobacco is the gateway to the world of addiction. Each year millions of children in India begin experimenting with tobacco use and become lifelong addicts. Global evidence suggests that tobacco use is the leading cause of premature mortality. It prevents individuals, families, communities and nations from achieving their fullest potential and development goals. The tobacco industry is among the most corrupt and venal in its practices. The WHO and many leading public health organizations have warned that the tobacco industries would mislead governments and communities to achieve its profits by advancing their addictive products.


To this end, MANT believes in promoting a healthy lifestyle for all by opposing tobacco use and addiction. To achieve these goals in our lifetime would require us to stay away from tobacco, alcohol and intoxicant substances in any form.


MANT does not partner with any entity directly or indirectly related to and /or engaged with the tobacco industry. We do not partner, invest in or get invest by organizations with interests in the tobacco industry, or those who further the agenda of tobacco companies. We do not and shall not accept and / or endorse any direct or indirect support from the tobacco industry neither in cash and nor in kind.


We also declare that our organization does not support any activities which involve child labour, pornography, illicit trade of any kind, harm to ecology and environment. MANT also in unequivocal terms oppose discrimination in any form based on gender, race, caste, class, religion, ethnicity. MANT also disapproves any activities which hurt or stress any human or animal physically or mentally. Lastly, MANT will not be engaged in any activity that is against the interest of the tribal/Adivasi people.

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