U.S. Should ‘Export’ Successful Policies Against Tobacco Use

Writing about ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Health Policy” blog, Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and senior fellow at CGD, says a “proposal put forward by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) last week in Brunei would reduce prices for U.S. tobacco in low- and middle-income countries [LMIC] and make it more difficult for these countries to enforce anti-tobacco policies like package warnings and advertising and marketing restrictions.” She describes a “few key issues,” and writes, “Bottom line: At home, the United States has enacted smart policies and made tremendous progress against tobacco-related deaths — efforts that should be ‘exported’ and replicated around the world. In fact, more U.S. effort to help LMIC improve their regulatory policies on tobacco would be a huge improvement on the current inattention to the issue in the global health space” (9/4).

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