This publication co-authored by USC Institute for Global Health Director Heather Wipfli examines the field of tobacco control where the transnational tobacco industry’s enormous wealth and political clout are fueling a global public health tragedy. Responsible for over 5 million premature deaths a year, tobacco-related diseases are forecasted to kill over 10 million people by 2020, 70% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries (Tobacco Free Initiative, 2004). Based on current trends, tobacco will kill 1 billion people in this century alone.
Authors: Stillman F, Wipfli H
Published By: British Journal of Cancer
Date: April 11, 2005
Publication Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2361960/