How the tobacco industry influenced tobacco control policy through the media: lessons from South Africa

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A new blog post from the Tobacco Control Research Group exposes how the industry influenced the framing of arguments against increased tobacco control in South African media.

Based on a paper published in Tobacco Control, the authors analysed traditional and new forms of media coverage of a proposed bill to strengthen tobacco control in South Africa. They conclude that the tobacco industry and its third-party allies were able to influence media debates to promote its own arguments against stronger regulation.

Read the blog post here.

Access the full paper here.

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