Tobacco Companies, Public Policy and Global Health

Social and health policy sciences, Population and public health, Chronic and infectious diseases, Global health
Posted March 07, 2014
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Principal Investigators

Lee, K

Co-investigators

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).

Funding

US$ 2 million - National Institutes of Health

Duration

2013 - 2017

Abstract

 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.