Annette David's Building Blocks for Tobacco Control: A Handbook PDF

By Annette David

ISBN-10: 1417577754

ISBN-13: 9781417577750

ISBN-10: 9241546581

ISBN-13: 9789241546584

The assumption for this instruction manual arose from the notice that whereas a variety of legitimate WHO files referred to as for constructing nationwide ability for tobacco regulate, there has been no complete ebook for the improvement of such potential. Conceived as a 'How to' handbook construction Blocks for tobacco regulate is deliberately pragmatic, addressing 'real global' concerns and delivering sensible suggestion for establishing workable nationwide tobacco keep an eye on programmes.

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The agreement, however, provides a limited exception for measures “necessary” to protect public health, which may be adopted and enforced even if such measures violate GATT principles. Thailand thus attempted to prevent the importation of foreign cigarettes by citing cigarettes as a health hazard. However, in 1990, American tobacco companies challenged Thailand’s ban on imports of foreign cigarettes on the grounds that Thailand allowed its local tobacco industry to continue to manufacture and sell cigarettes.

The cost of fires and damage to buildings as a result of careless smoking. • Environmental costs – The wood needed to cure tobacco and the paper used for cigarettes require cutting down acres of trees, contributing to deforestation. Cigarettes often start fires, causing massive environmental losses. 3 million hectares of land and making 5000 people homeless (17,18). It is estimated that every year, 1 million fires are started by children using cigarette lighters. Annual global estimates for 2000 indicate that smoking-related fires contributed to 10% of all fire deaths, and cost US$27 billion in damages (19).

Scientific evidence has conclusively shown that smokers are more prone to different types of cancer, particularly lung cancer. In addition, smokers are at far greater risk of developing heart disease, stroke, Tuberculosis kills about emphysema and many other fatal and non-fatal diseases. 6 million people each tobacco, they risk cancer of the lip, tongue and mouth. There is no year. A study published safe way of using tobacco. in the Lancet in 2003 Women who smoke run even more risks than men. For example, showed that smoking the adverse effects of oral contraceptive use are markedly increased causes half the male in women smokers.

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