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.