Book Chapter

Tobacco, integrated control of

R Borland

International Encyclopedia of Public Health | Published : 2008


Controlling the epidemic of death and disease caused by tobacco use requires a comprehensive set of integrated strategies. Many of them are laid out in the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Some strategies are directed at individuals to help them make better life choices, to help dependent smokers quit, and to protect nonsmokers from passive smoking. Other strategies involve preventing the tobacco industry from actively marketing their deadly products, and forcing them to do all they can to seek alternatives to the most harmful form of tobacco, today's manufactured cigarettes. © 2008 Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.