EDITORIAL
Tobacco control in the United States: Failure to protect the right to health
 
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Action on Smoking and Health, Washington, United States
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Action on Smoking and Health   

ASH, 1250 Connecticut Ave, NW, 7th Fl, Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 659 - 4310, United States
Publication date: 2020-06-10
Submission date: 2020-05-18
Acceptance date: 2020-05-18
 
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Co-Signing Organizations:

African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, Corporate Accountability International, Austrian Council on Smoking and Health, Centro de Investigacion para la Epidemia del Tabaquismo (CIET Uruguay), Cigarette Butt Pollution Project, Comité National Contre le Tabagisme (CNCT), European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Jeewaka Foundation, New Vois Association of the Phils. Inc. (NVAP), Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI), Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), Tanzania Tobacco Control Forum, UBINIG – Policy Research for Development Alternatives

ABSTRACT
1. Tobacco is often viewed as a problem that has been solved, particularly in the United States. However, tobacco kills more than 0.48 million Americans per year1. About 1 in 5 deaths in the United States is due to tobacco.

2. Tobacco is a human rights issue and should be considered as part of the government’s human rights obligations. Tobacco, and the actions of the tobacco industry, prevents citizens of the United States from enjoying the highest attainable standard of health and disproportionately impacts people of certain races and socioeconomic condition.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
The authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none was reported.
FUNDING
There was no source of funding for this research.
PROVENANCE AND PEER REVIEW
Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
 
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