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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Article Spotlight: The China National Tobacco Corporation - From domestic to global dragon?

The China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC) is the largest tobacco company in the world. It produces one-third of the world’s cigarettes and for the past 60 years, has been focused on supplying its huge domestic market. As the market in China has become increasingly saturated and competition from foreign tobacco companies becomes a reality, CNTC has begun to look at expansion abroad. This paper assesses the extent to which CNTC's strategy has been successful to date, the likely prospect that China will join the ranks of existing TTCs, and the implications for tobacco control worldwide.

Fang J, Lee K, Sejpal, N. The China National Tobacco Corporation: From domestic to global dragon?. Global Public Health 2017; 12(3):315-334.
Key Documents from the UCSF Truth Tobacco Industry Documents: