Table 1

Specific research issues

•  The chain of tobacco production from farmer to retailer
•  Cultivation and manufacturing practices at the national and subnational levels
•  Attitudes, beliefs and practices of tobacco farmers, their historical and cultural context
•  Occupational health hazards related to cultivating, curing, and handling tobacco
•  Tobacco products as an international and regional trade issue, in terms of foreign exchange earnings, employment, trade, and trafficking
•  Organisation, ownership, and regulation of the tobacco industry, both state owned companies and TTCs
•  Market and economic relations within the tobacco industry, including the relative market share of state owned tobacco companies
  • TTCs, Transnational tobacco companies