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Tobacco companies are booming despite an economic depression
Peisen He 1, 2
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Eiji Yano 1  
 
 
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Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
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Department of Social Medicine, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, PR China
Publish date: 2009-06-15
 
Tobacco Induced Diseases 2009;5(June):9
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During the past year, an economic crisis has affected economies and life styles throughout the world. However, the three largest transnational tobacco companies – Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, and Japan Tobacco – showed excellent returns during this period, reflecting more widespread indirect exposure to smoking.
 
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