Evaluating Tobacco Control Activities: Experiences and Guiding Principles
The global toll of death and disability related to smoking is enormous. Use of tobacco Contributes to lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, heart disease, stroke and many other conditions. Because of the distress and suffering tobacco use causes, many counties hove mode efforts to limit the availability of tobacco and reduce its use. Just how effective have those efforts been and what does experience teach us regarding control of tobacco use in the future?
This book faces up to the difficult issue of tobacco control, how best it can be achieved and what its effects are likely to be. The book describes various approaches to control, illustrating them with examples from a wide range of countries, and focuses specifically on how these approaches can be evaluated. This is not an attempt to identify an approach that will succeed everywhere. Different approaches work best in different places. Rather, it is a guide to finding out just how well a tobacco control approach works in a particular situation, how it can be improved and how other approaches can complement it.
This guide to evaluation cuts through the complexities of national and international economics, trade, advocacy and legislation to lay bare the core issues that need our attention. It is a valuable resource for all who are concerned to prevent the damage thot results from tobacco use.
Afmetingen: 16 x 24 x 1.6 cm
Uitgever: World Health Organisation
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