An overview of the China National Tobacco Corporation and State Tobacco Monopoly Administration
- Peisen HeAffiliated withDepartment of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of MedicineDepartment of Social Medicine, Harbin Medical University
- , Takeaki TakeuchiAffiliated withDepartment of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine Email author
- , Eiji YanoAffiliated withDepartment of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine
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China is facing a serious public health problem in active and passive smokers. Confronted with this, China has taken some measures to control tobacco. However, this information has not been surveyed at academic level. Our aim is to investigate information relating to tobacco controls in China.
To find information relating to tobacco control, we reviewed and analysed the China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC) and State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) mainly by systematic examination of documents made available in the University of California, San Francisco Legacy Tobacco Documents Library and China Tobacco database.
Eleven relevant documents met our research purpose, and 18 further relevant documents were found on the CNTC, STMA and Tobacco China database websites. As a result, 29 relevant articles were included in our analysis. We describe the CNTC and STMA’s history, structure, and relation to the Chinese Government ministry and to other tobacco companies, and China’s tobacco control in detail.
The Chinese cigarette market is dominated by a state-owned monopoly, the STMA. Under the protection of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Tobacco Monopoly, the STMA controls all aspects of the tobacco industry. As far as the Chinese tobacco monopoly is concerned, although smoking harms people’s health, restraining smoking threatens social stability and government income, which may be more serious problems for any government. China still has a long way to go in creating smoke-free environments.
KeywordsChina Epidemiology Public health Smoking Tobacco control
- An overview of the China National Tobacco Corporation and State Tobacco Monopoly Administration
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
Volume 18, Issue 1 , pp 85-90
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