TITLE

Global Regulatory Strategies for Tobacco Control

AUTHOR(S)
Gostin, Lawrence O.
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;11/7/2007, Vol. 298 Issue 17, p2057
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author in this article comments on regulation strategies for tobacco control around the world. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide accounting for 1 in every 10 deaths. The annual mortality rate of 5.4 million is expected to double by 2020. The burden of the diseases caused by smoking and second hand smoke is shifting to developing nations. Bans of marketing and promotional campaigns are one way to reduce consumption. Other methods are discussed such nonsmoking laws, high taxes on cigarettes and health education campaigns.
ACCESSION #
27404083

 

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