Political economy analysis for tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries

Health Policy and Planning, 05/15/2012

Authors focus on five important problem areas: information problems and the risks of smoking; the roles of domestic producers; multinational corporations and trade disputes in consumption; smuggling; the barriers to raising taxes and establishing spatial restrictions on smoking; and incentive conflicts between government branches. They conclude by discussing the political economy of tobacco and its implications for control strategies.

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