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Studying the Hungarian anti-smoking movement
  1. T Szilagyi
  1. School of Public health, Building A27, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia;

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    Carter describes how tobacco companies infiltrate into tobacco control movements in order to damage their efforts.1 Industry documents on Hungary suggest similar intentions. The transnational tobacco corporations (TTCs) jumped into the new market and privatised the factories of the formerly state owned Hungarian tobacco monopoly in the very first years of the transition from communism (1991-92).2 Using their sophisticated lobbying practices, the TTCs succeeded in transforming the regulatory framework of tobacco and easing marketing and trade restrictions on their products. As Philip Morris put it, they sought to protect “the legitimate interests of the company …

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