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Legislative Action to Combat the World Tobacco Epidemic 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9789241561570
ISBN: 9241561572
Published: June 1993
Publisher: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Format: Paperback
Price: £30.00

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Every year three million people die as a result of the harmful effects of tobacco use, and this figure is likely to increase as more and more young people take up smoking. Faced with the persistence of the tobacco epidemic, governments are increasingly turning to legislation as part of their campaign to reduce the morbidity and mortality from tobacco-related diseases. This review describes the experiences of various countries with different types of legislation, explaining why certain measures have been adopted and how they relate to other tobacco-control strategies.

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The smoking epidemic and action by the WHO; role and development of legislation to control the use of tobacco; control of advertising and sales promotion; health warnings and statement of tar and nicotine content; control of harmful substances in tobacco; restrictions on sales to adults; economic strategies; tax and price policies; legislation on smoke-free public areas and public transport; legislation on smoke-free workplaces; preventing young people from smoking; health education; judicial action for tobacco control; the challenge to developing countries; development and implementation of a policy on tobacco control.