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ISBN: 0821354027Издательство: World Bank Publications World Bank
Год издания: 2003
This is inspiring reading for policy makers seeking to implement the provisions of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in their countries.--Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director General of the World Health Organization Currently, there are over 1.2 billion tobacco users in the world, most in developing countries. Once a problem primarily in high-income countries, disease and death from tobacco use has increasingly become a burden for developing countries as well. The tobacco epidemic is one of the leading causes of preventable death and disability in the world today. However, mitigating the devastating health damage caused by tobacco use is made especially difficult by nicotine?s powerfully addictive properties, low prices of tobacco products, and the constant, often subtle reinforcement of social norms and encouragement to smoke through billions of dollars of advertising each year. This book contains the stories of six countries ? Brazil, Bangladesh, Canada,...