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Grant Number: 5R01CA091021-09 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Lee, Kelley
Organization: London Sch/Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Project Title: Tobacco Companies, Public Policy and Global Health
Fiscal Year: 2010
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Abstract

The purpose of this project is to analyze the implications of globalization for the tobacco industry in relation to its expansion, restructuring and influence over tobacco control policies in selected countries, regionsyand globally. During the current phase of this project, attention focused on the analysis of corporate documents located at the British American Tobacco (BAT) operated depository in Guildford, UK, access to which has remained highly problematic for the public health community. Country profiles of BAT activities were compiled which were used to analyze: (a) transnational activities of the tobacco industry in relation to themes of global relevance; (b) efforts to influence public policy making; (c) efforts to influence the conduct, interpretation and dissemination of scientific research. This application for a continuation of this project will enable the completion of the original research aims by focusing analysis at the regional and global levels, and across leading tobacco companies. The proposed research will, inter alia, complete the country profiles once full on-line access to contents of the Guildford Depository is achieved in 2007 via a complementary LSHTM project. Simultaneously, it will undertake analysis along key issues demonstrating the regional and global nature of the tobacco industry and its activities. This will focus on examining the strategies adopted by tobacco companies in response to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control; significance of the corporate social responsibility agenda among tobacco companies; strategies adopted by tobacco companies in relation to regional and international organizations, and ways in which tobacco companies have reassessed corporate objectives and undertaken substantial restructuring to exploit opportunities created by globalization. The project will draw conclusions about the links between globalization, the tobacco industry and policy influence, and make recommendations on how to develop more effective tobacco control strategies and policies to improve public health.

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Publications

A review of the impacts of tobacco industry privatisation: Implications for policy.
Authors: Gilmore AB, Fooks G, McKee M
Source: Glob Public Health, 2011;6(6), p. 621-42.
PMID: 21790502
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The case for OFSMOKE: how tobacco price regulation is needed to promote the health of markets, government revenue and the public.
Authors: Gilmore AB, Branston JR, Sweanor D
Source: Tob Control, 2010 Oct;19(5), p. 423-30.
PMID: 20876078
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Trade policy, health, and corporate influence: British American tobacco and China's accession to the World Trade Organization.
Authors: Holden C, Lee K, Gilmore A, Fooks G, Wander N
Source: Int J Health Serv, 2010;40(3), p. 421-41.
PMID: 20799669
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"Efforts to Reprioritise the Agenda" in China: British American Tobacco's Efforts to Influence Public Policy on Secondhand Smoke in China.
Authors: Muggli ME, Lee K, Gan Q, Ebbert JO, Hurt RD
Source: PLoS Med, 2008 Dec 23;5(12), p. 1729-69.
PMID: 19108603
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"A good personal scientific relationship": Philip Morris scientists and the Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok.
Authors: Mackenzie R, Collin J
Source: PLoS Med, 2008 Dec 23;5(12), p. 1737-48.
PMID: 19108600
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Smuggling as the "key to a combined market": British American Tobacco in Lebanon.
Authors: Nakkash R, Lee K
Source: Tob Control, 2008 Oct;17(5), p. 324-31.
PMID: 18818226
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British American Tobacco and the "insidious impact of illicit trade" in cigarettes across Africa.
Authors: Legresley E, Lee K, Muggli ME, Patel P, Collin J, Hurt RD
Source: Tob Control, 2008 Oct;17(5), p. 339-46.
EPub date: 2008 Jul 10.
PMID: 18617598
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Gaining access to Vietnam's cigarette market: British American Tobacco's strategy to enter 'a huge market which will become enormous'.
Authors: Lee K, Kinh HV, Mackenzie R, Gilmore AB, Minh NT, Collin J
Source: Glob Public Health, 2008;3(1), p. 1-25.
PMID: 19288356
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The invisible hand: how British American Tobacco precluded competition in Uzbekistan.
Authors: Gilmore AB, McKee M, Collin J
Source: Tob Control, 2007 Aug;16(4), p. 239-47.
PMID: 17652239
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"The law was actually drafted by us but the Government is to be congratulated on its wise actions": British American Tobacco and public policy in Kenya.
Authors: Patel P, Collin J, Gilmore AB
Source: Tob Control, 2007 Feb;16(1), p. e1.
PMID: 17297056
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Transnational tobacco company influence on tax policy during privatization of a state monopoly: British American Tobacco and Uzbekistan.
Authors: Gilmore A, Collin J, Townsend J
Source: Am J Public Health, 2007 Nov;97(11), p. 2001-9.
EPub date: 2006 Nov 30.
PMID: 17138915
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"Key to the future": British American tobacco and cigarette smuggling in China.
Authors: Lee K, Collin J
Source: PLoS Med, 2006 Jul;3(7), p. e228.
PMID: 16834455
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British American Tobacco's erosion of health legislation in Uzbekistan.
Authors: Gilmore AB, Collin J, McKee M
Source: BMJ, 2006 Feb 11;332(7537), p. 355-8.
PMID: 16470061
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Tobacco industry influence on science and scientists in Germany.
Authors: Grüning T, Gilmore AB, McKee M
Source: Am J Public Health, 2006 Jan;96(1), p. 20-32.
EPub date: 2005 Nov 29.
PMID: 16317203
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Pushing up smoking incidence: plans for a privatised tobacco industry in Moldova.
Authors: Gilmore AB, Radu-Loghin C, Zatushevski I, McKee M
Source: Lancet, 2005 Apr 9-15;365(9467), p. 1354-9.
PMID: 15823388
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Exploring the impact of foreign direct investment on tobacco consumption in the former Soviet Union.
Authors: Gilmore AB, McKee M
Source: Tob Control, 2005 Feb;14(1), p. 13-21.
PMID: 15735295
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Determinants of smoking in eight countries of the former Soviet Union: results from the living conditions, lifestyles and health study.
Authors: Pomerleau J, Gilmore A, McKee M, Rose R, Haerpfer CW
Source: Addiction, 2004 Dec;99(12), p. 1577-85.
PMID: 15585049
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Prevalence of smoking in 8 countries of the former Soviet Union: results from the living conditions, lifestyles and health study.
Authors: Gilmore A, Pomerleau J, McKee M, Rose R, Haerpfer CW, Rotman D, Tumanov S
Source: Am J Public Health, 2004 Dec;94(12), p. 2177-87.
PMID: 15569971
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The Living Tomorrow Project: how Philip Morris has used a Belgian tourist attraction to promote ventilation approaches to the control of second hand smoke.
Authors: Pilkington P, Gilmore AB
Source: Tob Control, 2004 Dec;13(4), p. 375-8.
PMID: 15564621
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Breaking and re-entering: British American Tobacco in China 1979-2000.
Authors: Lee K, Gilmore AB, Collin J
Source: Tob Control, 2004 Dec;13 Suppl 2, p. ii88-95.
PMID: 15564226
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Moving East: how the transnational tobacco industry gained entry to the emerging markets of the former Soviet Union-part II: an overview of priorities and tactics used to establish a manufacturing presence.
Authors: Gilmore AB, McKee M
Source: Tob Control, 2004 Jun;13(2), p. 151-60.
PMID: 15175532
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Moving East: how the transnational tobacco industry gained entry to the emerging markets of the former Soviet Union-part I: establishing cigarette imports.
Authors: Gilmore AB, McKee M
Source: Tob Control, 2004 Jun;13(2), p. 143-50.
PMID: 15175531
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Tobacco and transition: an overview of industry investments, impact and influence in the former Soviet Union.
Authors: Gilmore AB, McKee M
Source: Tob Control, 2004 Jun;13(2), p. 136-42.
PMID: 15175530
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Unlocking the corporate documents of British American Tobacco: an invaluable global resource needs radically improved access.
Authors: Collin J, Lee K, Gilmore AB
Source: Lancet, 2004 May 29;363(9423), p. 1746-7.
PMID: 15172767
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Looking inside the tobacco industry: revealing insights from the Guildford Depository.
Authors: Lee K, Gilmore AB, Collin J
Source: Addiction, 2004 Apr;99(4), p. 394-7.
PMID: 15049733
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