Global trade rules on tobacco control
Investigator: Sohil Sud, MD
Location(s): United States
Tobacco companies and tobacco-producing nations exploit international trade rules to block implementation of policies designed to curb youth smoking. These challenges represent a growing threat to tobacco control efforts. This research seeks to understand the impact of global trade practices on youth tobacco control, including;
(1) banning ﬂavored cigarettes;
(2) restricting point-of-sale product advertising;
(3) placing graphic warning labels on cigarette packaging; and
(4) taxing tobacco effectively.