This publication co-authored by USC Institute for Global Health Director Heather Wipfli reviews how early technological and regulatory developments contributed to the epidemic, reveals the efforts of the tobacco industry to conceal its products’ harmfulness, and stresses the role of the globalization of trade and marketing as a means of increasing consumption world-wide. The results of tens of thousands of studies published globally over the past 50 years point to an association between smoking and lung cancer and other adverse health effects, and the non-smoker’s rights movement has exposed the wide-spread perils of ‘secondhand’ smoke.
Authors: D. Yach & H. Wipfli
Published By: Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology
Date: July 18, 2013
Publication Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/136485906X97462