Impact of the WHO FCTC on Tobacco Control: Perspectives from Stakeholders in 12 Countries (2019)

Author: Lorraine Craig et al.                                                Abstract Background: The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the first WHO treaty, entered into force in 2005. In April 2015, a sevenmember independent expert […]

Association Between Initial Use of E-cigarettes and Subsequent Cigarette Smoking Among Adolescents and Young Adults (2017)

Authors: Samir Soneji et al.             Abstract Importance: The public health implications of e-cigarettes depend, in part, on whether e-cigarette use affects the risk of cigarette smoking. Objective:  To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies that assessed initial use of e-cigarettes and subsequent cigarette smoking. Data Sources: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, […]

Holding Tobacco Companies Accountable for Deceptive Ads (2017)

Author: Roy S. Herbst Tobacco companies are finally telling the truth about their deadly products, but only because they’ve been forced to do so. The relationship between cigarette smoking and lung cancer was first brought to the public’s attention more than 50 years ago, when the U.S. Surgeon General’s report on “Smoking and Health” was […]

The Scope of Preemption under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (2016)

Author: Sam Halabi  I. Introduction Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act overshadow it, the first major law signed by President Barack Obama in his first term, the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act), competes with both health insurance […]

The Globalisation Strategies of Five Asian Tobacco Companies: A Comparative Analysis and Implications for Global Health Governance (2016)

Authors: Kelley Lee and Jappe Eckhardt Abstract The global tobacco industry, from the 1960s to mid 1990s, saw consolidation and eventual domination by a small number of transnational tobacco companies (TTC). This paper draws together comparative analysis of five case studies in the special issue on ‘The Emergence of Asian Tobacco Companies: Implications for Global […]

What Hinders Implementation of the WHO FCTC Article 5.3? – The Case of South Korea (2015)

Author: Sungkyu Lee               Abstract The aims of this study are to identify what hinders implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 5.3 in Korea, and to provide suggestions for the implementation of Article 5.3. Official governmental documents on tobacco control were reviewed. We also searched news […]

The Extreme Profitability of the UK Tobacco Market and the Rationale for a New Tobacco Levy (2015)

Author: Anna Gilmore and Robert Branston                                     Introduction We have previously pointed towards the extreme profitability of the UK tobacco manufacturing/import market (henceforth tobacco market) when suggesting that the public interest would be served by regulating tobacco companies using […]

The Tobacco Industry’s Abuse of Scientific Evidence and Activities to Recruit Scientists During Tobacco Litigation (2014)

Author: Sungkyu Lee                                    South Korea’s state health insurer, the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), is in the process of a compensation suit against tobacco industry. The tobacco companies have habitually endeavored to ensure favorable outcomes in litigation by […]