Tobacco Companies, Public Policy and Global Health
This project is an international collaboration with University of York (UK), Macquarie University (Australia), San Diego State University (USA) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK).
US$ 2 million - National Institutes of Health
2013 - 2017
This project aims to strengthen tobacco control policies by generating new knowledge of how the tobacco industry has adapted to and, in turn, shaped the global economy. Tobacco use kills around 5 million people annually worldwide, predicted to rise to 8 million by 2030 if current trends are not addressed. While stronger tobacco control measures have begun to be adopted by many countries, supported by the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, effective regulation of the tobacco industry at the national, regional and global levels has become more difficult to advance amid ongoing processes of globalization. This research aims to understand the dual and dynamic relationship between the tobacco industry and globalization.