Tobacco companies' use of developing countries' economic reliance on tobacco to lobby against global tobacco control: the case of Malawi.

@article{Otaez2009TobaccoCU,
  title={Tobacco companies' use of developing countries' economic reliance on tobacco to lobby against global tobacco control: the case of Malawi.},
  author={Martin G Ota{\~n}ez and Hadii M Mamudu and Stanton A. Glantz},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2009},
  volume={99 10},
  pages={1759-71}
}
Transnational tobacco manufacturing and tobacco leaf companies engage in numerous efforts to oppose global tobacco control. One of their strategies is to stress the economic importance of tobacco to the developing countries that grow it. We analyze tobacco industry documents and ethnographic data to show how tobacco companies used this argument in the case of Malawi, producing and disseminating reports promoting claims of losses of jobs and foreign earnings that would result from the impending… CONTINUE READING

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