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.
University of York (pump priming)
|Start Date:||October 2013|
|Expiry Date:||July 2014|