This is the report of a project funded by The Nuffield Trust as part of its interest in the implications of globalisation for health in the UK.
It looks in some detail at transborder health risk, population mobility and public health. It considers the case of the tobacco industry and tobacco control in detail, showing how industry interests have slowed up the impact of legislation to curb tobacco advertising, in order to protect revenues.
The study ends with a call to the UK government to develop a national strategy on global health that recognizes the broad and diverse challenges of globalisation for public health in the UK.
A ground-breaking report which must be read by those who wish to be at the leading edge of thought in health policy making at the beginning of the 21st century.
Collin J and Lee K (2003) Globalisation and transborder health risk in the UK: case studies in tobacco control and population mobility. Research report. Nuffield Trust.