Tobacco Control in South Africa: Next Steps

Citation:

Bitton A, Taranto L, Talbot JR, Kadar E. Tobacco Control in South Africa: Next Steps. Harvard Business Publishing. 2011.

Abstract:

This case is a supplement to Tobacco Control in South Africa, which reviews the policy changes in tobacco control in post-apartheid South Africa from 1994 to 1996 under the leadership of Minister of Health Dr. Nkosazana Zuma. This case explains what happened after 1996, the steps Zuma took to continue her fight against tobacco (including expanding research capacity, getting increases in excise taxes passed, and pushing national legislation through) and what happened after her departure in 1999.

Teaching Note available through Harvard Business Publishing.

Relationship between Excise Tax Rate and Cigarette Consumption in South Africa
Relationship between Excise Tax Rate and Cigarette Consumption in South Africa. Source: van Walbeek C, WHO. Tobacco Excise Taxation in South Africa. (Exhibit 2 in "Tobacco Control in South Africa: Next Steps" case.)

Learning Objectives: To understand the political and economic forces and the role of research and data in implementing tobacco control legislation in a country undergoing an epidemiological shift, and the value of health communication, chronic disease prevention, and advocacy in health care delivery.

Supporting Content: This case is the supplement to Tobacco Control in South Africa.

Keywords: Chronic disease prevention, advocacy, health policy, tobacco control

Last updated on 09/15/2016