The United States has made great progress in reducing tobacco consumption at home while spending taxpayer money to promote its consumption abroad. 1 While U.S. tobacco consumption rates have fallen dramatically since the 1960s, they are soaring in the developing world. 2 Today, about twenty percent of adults in the world smoke, and more than eighty percent of them live in low- and middle-income countries. 3 As a result, tobacco could kill one billion people this century, and largely in these lower-income countries.
Puig, Sergio and Shaffer, Gregory
"A Breakthrough with the TPP: The Tobacco Carve-out,"
Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics: Vol. 16
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjhple/vol16/iss2/4