Confronting the Tobacco Epidemic in an Era of Trade Liberalization
Document produced by the WHO Tobacco Free Initiative
Bettcher, D., Subramanian, C., Guindon, E., Perucic, A., et al
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241590501 ISBN-10    9241590505
Order Number    18503738   
English     2003        100   pages
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In recent studies, global trade liberalization and market penetration have been linked to a risk of increased tobacco consumption, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. This paper examines further the links between international trade liberalization and tobacco consumption. It explores new horizons for econometric and other economic research focusing on trade, investment and tobacco, and considers the legal and political issues involved in proposed efforts to address the liberalization of trade in tobacco within the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.