The Tobacco Industry: Lobbying to Cause Disease (2018)

We speak of infectious disease being carried by a ‘vector’ — the vehicle by which infections are spread. The vector that transmits diseases like malaria or dengue is a mosquito, but tobacco has a human vector in the form of powerful multinational companies. Tobacco companies use their enormous resources to promote their products aggressively to people who cannot in any sense afford to use them, while disrupting attempts to implement international public health law, like the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

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