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Health legislation in developing countries must be improved

Date:08 May 2015
Author:GHLG Blog

Brigit Toebes – ‘Take the fairly strong tobacco legislation. Many countries don’t have this. So what you see is that the tobacco industry is searching for new markets, developing and middle-income countries. Such countries are less well-equipped to control the tobacco industry. The result is that smoking increases, and thus related chronic diseases too. That’s really quite a tragedy.’

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