Newspaper coverage of South African tobacco issues, 1997-2001

SOURCE: Acta Academica
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Phaswana, K.Peltzer
KEYWORDS: POLICY FORMULATION, TOBACCO INDUSTRY, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, TOBACCO USE
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2678

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the way in which the tobacco issues has been framed in the mass media in South Africa. 363 Newspaper articles published were analysed. The findings may have implications for developing more effective arguments for tobacco policies.