An analysis of the production and supply chain of smokeless tobacco in South Asia: a feasibility study 

Smokeless tobacco consumption is a global public health threat. It is a particular problem in South Asians. Existing tobacco control policies are either inadequate or poorly implemented. Policy makers lack intelligence on the production and supply chain of a diverse group of smokeless tobacco products in South Asia. In an international meeting in York, experts recommended conducting a large multi-country study to address this gap. We are conducting a feasibility study to inform the design, methods and tools for such a study. We are conducting a survey of the actors involved in this chain in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan using snowball sampling. The actors involve retailers, wholesale dealers, manufacturers and farmers.

Funding

Funder(s):

University of York (pump priming)

Start Date: October 2013
Expiry Date: July 2014

Members

Internal Staff

External Collaborators

  • Sushil Baral, Health Research and Social Development Forum, (HERD) Nepal
  • Amina Khan, The Initiative, Pakistan and Dr Rumana Huque, The ARK Foundation, Bangladesh

Public Health and Society Research in the Department of Health Sciences