Tobacco Use Worldwide: Legislative Efforts to Curb Consumption
Keywords: 
Tobacco smoking
Cancer
Global public health
Issue Date: 
2019
Publisher: 
Ubiquity Press, Ltd.
ISSN: 
2214-9996
Note: 
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Citation: 
Perez-Warnisher, M.T. (María Teresa); Carballosa-de-Miguel, M.D.P. (M. del Pilar); Seijo, L. (Luis). "Tobacco Use Worldwide: Legislative Efforts to Curb Consumption". Annals of Global Health. 85 (1), 2019, 9
Abstract
Tobacco smoking is recognized as a major preventable cause of disease worldwide and is linked to 6 million deaths annually, 30% of which are due to cancer. The negative health consequences of smoking currently represent one of the greatest global public health challenges. Additionally, secondhand smoke, which was declared carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2004, is a major source of morbidity and premature death in nonsmokers, particularly children. Negative health effects associated with exposure to secondhand smoke have been well documented and include lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and other respiratory diseases. International and national policies to implement cost-effective strategies to curtail smoking will have a significant impact on population health and will protect nonsmokers. Effective interventions, such as smoking bans, tobacco price increases, easy access to tobacco cessation treatments, and anti-tobacco media campaigns, should continue. Reducing tobacco use would be a major step towards the goal of decreasing health disparities by 2030, as 80% of the projected tobacco-related deaths will occur in low and middle-income countries.

Files in This Item:
Thumbnail
File
2417-5548-1-PB.pdf
Description
Size
1.72 MB
Format
Adobe PDF


Items in Dadun are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.