Journal article

Accomplishments and challenges in tobacco control endeavors - Report from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries

Kamran Habib Awan, Quratul Ann Hussain, Shahrukh Khan, Syed Wali Peeran, Magdy Khaled Hamam, Emad Al Hadlaq, Hamad Al Bagieh

The Saudi Dental Journal | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018

Abstract

Objectives: To review the tobacco governance and national responsibility for control, and existing countering measures to reduce the tobacco use among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states. Methods: We reviewed the data in regards to tobacco control efforts and difficulties encountered during implementation of the policies for all the GCC member states from the respective country profile in the WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic. Also, we utilized the measures outlined in the FCTC's MPOWER package to not only assess the degree of national commitment, but also compare it against the level of significance that the legislatures give to this matter. Results: We observed that th..

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