The case for profit control of the tobacco industry

  • R. Cunningham
Conference paper

Abstract

Profit is the driving force behind the tobacco epidemic. The pursuit of profit explains industry behaviour: profit is the reason why manufacturers have sought to recruit new adolescent customers and have vigorously opposed tobacco control interventions. It follows that reductions in profit would have the potential fundamentally to alter industry behaviour in favour of public health.

Keywords

Income Nicotine Marketing Expense Smoke 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Cunningham
    • 1
  1. 1.Canadian Cancer SocietyOttawa, OntarioCanada

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