The global tobacco epidemic. The next 25 years

Public Health Rep. Jan-Feb 1998;113(1):14-21.


The Transnational Commercial Tobacco Companies are expanding their empires--denying the health evidence on the effects of smoking; advertising and promoting their products in every corner of the earth; obstructing government action; overpowering national monopolies; and selling more and more cigarettes. Their grip on the big markets in developing countries will become stronger as they move their agriculture and manufacturing processes out of the United States, and by 2025 there may be no tobacco grown in the United States.

MeSH terms

  • Advertising
  • Developing Countries
  • Economics
  • Female
  • Forecasting
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Smoking / epidemiology*
  • Smoking Cessation