[Undue tobacco industry interference in tobacco control policies in Mexico]

Salud Publica Mex. 2012 Jun;54(3):315-22. doi: 10.1590/s0036-36342012000300014.
[Article in Spanish]


OBJECTIVO: To identify tobacco industry's strategies aimed at containing the full adoption of public health policies established by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Discussion: Tobacco industry interference in the design, adoption and implementation of tobacco control policies has intensified since the signing of the FCTC. However, it is back in 1997 when one can trace a shift in tobacco industry strategies, adapting to political change in Mexico. This adaptation has consisted mostly in identifying emerging veto points in the chain of public policy development.

Conclusion: Tobacco industry's interfering strategies have successfully affected Mexican policies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Financing, Organized
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Health Priorities
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation*
  • Lobbying*
  • Mexico
  • Policy Making
  • Politics
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy*
  • Smoking / economics
  • Smoking / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Smoking Prevention*
  • Tobacco Industry* / economics
  • Tobacco Industry* / legislation & jurisprudence