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Peter Boyle, Nigel Gray, Jack Henningfield, John Seffrin, and Witold Zatonski

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199566655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.001.0001

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Global tobacco control policy

Global tobacco control policy

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(p.643) Chapter 38 Global tobacco control policy
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Tobacco
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Nigel Gray

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0038

Tobacco control policy has evolved over time and will continue to do so. To every action by the tobacco industry there has been a reaction by public health authorities and vice versa. As a result there has been a continuing struggle between those committed to market expansion (the industry) and those committed to market shrinkage (public health authorities). This chapter considers the following issues: prevention of smoking initiation; management of addiction; regulation of the cigarette, the way it is sold, its nicotine content and its emissions; protection of non-smokers from second-hand smoke; public education and control of labelling and trademarks; disincentives to purchase (tax) and restrictions on sales to minors. The chapter will summarize what is, in effect, modern comprehensive policy.

Keywords:   cigarette smoking, tobacco control policies, tobacco control interventions, smoking initiation, public education

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