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Research Article

Tobacco Industry Manipulation of Tobacco Excise and Tobacco Advertising Policies in the Czech Republic: An Analysis of Tobacco Industry Documents

  • Risako Shirane mail,

    shirane@med.kobe-u.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

    Current address: Kobe University School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan

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  • Katherine Smith,

    Affiliation: Global Public Health Unit, School of Social & Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Hana Ross,

    Affiliation: International Tobacco Control Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Karin E. Silver,

    Affiliation: Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Simon Williams,

    Affiliation: Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Anna Gilmore

    Affiliation: Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Published: June 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001248

About the Authors

Risako Shirane, Simon Williams, Anna Gilmore
Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Katherine Smith
Global Public Health Unit, School of Social & Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Hana Ross
International Tobacco Control Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Karin E. Silver
Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: shirane@med.kobe-u.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: RS KS KES SW AG. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: RS KS AG. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: HR KES SW. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: RS KS HR KES SW AG. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: RS KS HR KES SW AG. Document serching: RS KS. Background data: HR SW AG. Prepared interview schedule: HR SW AG. Helped with translation of participant information and consent form: HR. Undertook the interviews: HR. Directed the overall project including this case study and supervised the documentary and interview analyses: AG.