Tobacco Industry Manipulation of Tobacco Excise and Tobacco Advertising Policies in the Czech Republic: An Analysis of Tobacco Industry Documents

@inproceedings{Shirane2012TobaccoIM,
  title={Tobacco Industry Manipulation of Tobacco Excise and Tobacco Advertising Policies in the Czech Republic: An Analysis of Tobacco Industry Documents},
  author={Risako Shirane and Katherine Taken Smith and Hana Ross and Karin E. Silver and Simon Nicholas Williams and Abigail Gilmore},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The Czech Republic has one of the poorest tobacco control records in Europe. This paper examines transnational tobacco companies' (TTCs') efforts to influence policy there, paying particular attention to excise policies, as high taxes are one of the most effective means of reducing tobacco consumption, and tax structures are an important aspect of TTC competitiveness. METHODS AND FINDINGS TTC documents dating from 1989 to 2004/5 were retrieved from the Legacy Tobacco Documents… CONTINUE READING

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