Tobacco farming: overcoming an understated impediment to comprehensive tobacco control

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Tobacco farming: overcoming an understated impediment to comprehensive tobacco control

Lencucha, R., Drope, J., Magati, P., and Sahadewo, G.A., 2022

This paper assessed the economic, environmental and policy context of tobacco growing with an emphasis on the past decade of empirical work on the political economy of tobacco supply and introduces strategies to pursue alternatives.

The analysis is stated to debunk arguments used to perpetuate the narrative of tobacco’s prosperity and provides critical insights into the institutional constraints faced by government sectors in pursuing a policy of alternatives.

It concludes that tobacco control advocates must demand that governments be more ambitious and stop perpetuating a prosperity narrative for tobacco farming that evidence mostly contradicts and that undermines public health.