by Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf, Harry Lando and Gan Quan
Health E-News, The South African Health News Service, May 31, 2017
There is no doubt that the tobacco industry is losing huge influence in richer countries, as fewer people use tobacco than ever before. The harsh reality, however, is that the industry is now getting away with aggressively exploiting less wealthy countries. The harsh reality is that, a decade later, many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are still as ripe a market as ever for exploitation by the tobacco industry.