About the Authors

Kelley Lee
Centre on Global Change and Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Luiz Carlos Chagas
Independent Researcher – Public Health and Trade Policies, London, United Kingdom

Thomas E. Novotny
Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

Kelley Lee and Thomas E. Novotny are on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: KL LCC TEN. Wrote the first draft of the paper: KL. Contributed to the writing of the paper: LCC TEN. Part of the history of the described international negotiation (the FCTC): TEN.