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Half of all men in developing countries currently smoke as compared to about 35% in developed countries, a proportion that has fallen in recent decades. • Trends in both developed and developing countries show that smoking rates among men are slowly declining. However, this is an extremely slow process occurring over decades. In the meantime millions of men are dying because of tobacco. • Better educated men are tending to give up smoking, so tobacco use is becoming a habit of poorer, less educated men.
The representatives of these front groups usually are able to sustain good relationships with decision-makers, and aggressively lobby their contacts in government when tobacco control is on the legislative agenda. With the availability of the industry documents it is possible to identify many front groups to industry funding (107-111). The media can also be coopted to support the tobacco industry, which works with it in many ways. The tobacco industry conducts training seminars for top media executives in order to ensure that the message is uniform across the board, and promotes media seminars to “educate” journalists about smoking and health and other issues that are important to the industry’s bottom line.