SHIFTING THE SPOTLIGHT: FROM CONSUMER TO MANUFACTURER
A CLOSER LOOK AT TOBACCO REGULATION IN SOUTH KOREA
Tobacco control policies disproportionately target consumers. Smoke-free zones, Surgeon General Warning labels, taxes on cigarettes, and tobacco cessation clinics all place the spotlight on you: the consumer.
What about Big Tobacco?
The industry has thrived away from the spotlight. Over the past few decades, tobacco companies have massively increased production, expanded their global market, and manipulated the content of cigarettes to increase addiction. Yet very little has been done to control industry actions. In fact, nothing has been done to tackle free-basing of tobacco, increasing use of additives, and exponentially expanding production. It's time to close the gap and tackle the source of the problem by shifting the spotlight, from consumer to manufacturer.
This website investigates tobacco regulation in South Korea, a country with one of the highest rates of smoking in the world. Explore the site to learn more about the current state of tobacco regulation and what we can do to move forward.