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Global tobacco control policy

Nigel Gray

in Tobacco

Second edition

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199566655
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594410 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0038
Global tobacco control policy

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Tobacco control policy has evolved over time and will continue to do so. To every action by the tobacco industry there has been a reaction by public health authorities and vice versa. As a result there has been a continuing struggle between those committed to market expansion (the industry) and those committed to market shrinkage (public health authorities). This chapter considers the following issues: prevention of smoking initiation; management of addiction; regulation of the cigarette, the way it is sold, its nicotine content and its emissions; protection of non-smokers from second-hand smoke; public education and control of labelling and trademarks; disincentives to purchase (tax) and restrictions on sales to minors. The chapter will summarize what is, in effect, modern comprehensive policy.

Keywords: cigarette smoking; tobacco control policies; tobacco control interventions; smoking initiation; public education

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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