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August 1, 2010 - Public investments to reduce tobacco use are extremely small compared with both corporate profits and government revenues from cigarette sales. They are also much smaller than public investments in other high-burden health issues.
PAPER: Cynthia Callard (email@example.com), Follow the money: How the billions of dollars that flow from smokers in poor nations to companies in rich nations greatly exceed funding for global tobacco control and what might be done about it, Tob Control 2010;19:285-290, ABSTRACT and Full TEXT..
A mechanism to capture a share of the earnings on transnational tobacco sales could be developed through the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and be used to increase available resources to reduce the burden of tobacco use.