Tobacco Studies Program

The Growing Global Tobacco Epidemic and the International Response

April 28, 2010

The Growing Global Tobacco Epidemic and the International Response

Ross Hammond

Tobacco & Public Health: Treatment, Prevention, Policy and Social Change (HSERV 558)

Ross Hammond is a recognized expert in international tobacco control. He has served as director of the International Grants Program for the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. He helped to found and was the Policy Director for the Framework Convention Alliance, a coalition of over 350 NGOs from over 100 countries working in support of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. He has authored numerous reports, journal articles and case studies on the international tobacco industry, including “Golden Leaf, Barren Harvest: The Costs of Tobacco Farming” and “Tobacco Industry Attempts to Counter the World Bank Report Curbing the Epidemic and Obstruct the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.” He has a masters degree in Applied Economics from American University.