Fighting a tobacco rollback : a political analysis of the 1994 contraband crisis in Canada

Breton, Eric, Richard, Lucie, Gagnon, France, Jacques, Marie and Bergeron, Pierre 2006, Fighting a tobacco rollback : a political analysis of the 1994 contraband crisis in Canada, Journal of public health policy, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 77-99.

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Title Fighting a tobacco rollback : a political analysis of the 1994 contraband crisis in Canada
Author(s) Breton, Eric
Richard, Lucie
Gagnon, France
Jacques, Marie
Bergeron, Pierre
Journal name Journal of public health policy
Volume number 27
Issue number 1
Start page 77
End page 99
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Place of publication Basingstoke, England
Publication date 2006
ISSN 0197-5897
Keyword(s) advocacy
tobacco industry
Summary We identify factors that led a regional government (Quebec, Canada) to opt for a reduction of its tobacco tax to combat tobacco smuggling. Then we explore the fallout of Quebec's tobacco-tax rollback on its tobacco control policy. We conducted qualitative research using a case-study design and multiple sources of data. We applied the Advocacy Coalition Framework in respect of data collection and analysis. Advocates of the tobacco-tax rollback framed the contraband problem in a way that won the support of an array of actors. However, anti-tobacco activists succeeded in convincing the government to invest more in tobacco control. The new resources were instrumental in enhancing the activists' ability to promote legislative measures. Our approach sheds light on the tobacco industry's strategy to have governments reducing their tobacco tax. Quebec offers an example of how tobacco control activists can transform defeat into the cornerstone of a comprehensive tobacco control policy.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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