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Tobacco control policy [electronic resource] : strategies, successes, and setbacks /
edited by Joy de Beyer and Linda Waverley Brigden.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : World Bank ; Ottawa, Ont. : Research for International Tobacco Control, c2003.
description
xviii, 189 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0821354027, 9780821354025
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Book
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : World Bank ; Ottawa, Ont. : Research for International Tobacco Control, c2003.
isbn
0821354027
9780821354025
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Overview / Joy de Beyer and Linda Waverley Brigden -- Building momentum for tobacco control : the case of Bangladesh / Debra Efroymson and Saifuddin Ahmed -- Government leadership in tobacco control : Brazil's experience / Luisa M. da Costa e Silva Goldfarb -- Legislation and applied economics in the pursuit of public health : Canada / David Sweanor and Ken Kyle -- Democracy and health : tobacco control in Poland / Witold Zatoński -- Political change in South Africa : new tobacco control and public health policies / Mia Malan and Rosemary Leaver -- Tailoring tobacco control efforts to the country : the example of Thailand / Prakit Vateesatokit.
catalogue key
10326313
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2004-01-01:
De Beyer (World Bank) and Waverley Brigden (Research for International Tobacco Control, part of Canada's International Development Research Centre) commissioned chapters describing struggles to reduce tobacco use in six countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Poland, South Africa, and Thailand. Each chapter recounts the story of the rise of efforts to control tobacco use and the continuing struggle to enact and implement policies to reduce smoking. The author or authors of each chapter are in-country activists or government administrators, with the exception of the outstanding South African chapter by journalist Mia Malan and university researcher Rosemary Leaver. The engaging narratives provide a wealth of information that is not readily available elsewhere. One weakness is the lack of a common framework so that the reader cannot ascertain why some factors are not discussed in a particular chapter (unimportance or author idiosyncrasy?). Another weakness is that some authors seem reluctant to report mistakes by their colleagues, not to mention their adversaries. The South African chapter, not written by activists, is the strongest analytically. A powerful overview chapter summarizes common lessons learned. Well written and relevant to scholars, students, and the policy community. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels. R. E. O'Connor National Science Foundation
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Summaries
Main Description
Award winning title! Selected as a 2003 'Notable Government Document' by the American Librarian Association (ALA) and GODORT (Government Documents Round Table).Currently, there are over 1.2 billion tobacco users in the world, most in developing countries. Once a problem primarily in high-income countries, disease and death from tobacco use has increasingly become a burden for developing countries as well. The tobacco epidemic is one of the leading causes of preventable death and disability in the world today. However, mitigating the devastating health damage caused by tobacco use is made especially difficult by nicotine's powerfully addictive properties, low prices of tobacco products, and the constant, often subtle reinforcement of social norms and encouragement to smoke through billions of dollars of advertising each year.This book contains the stories of six countries--Brazil, Bangladesh, Canada, Poland, South Africa, and Thailand. These countries, selected to provide global geographical representation, are in different stages of the tobacco epidemic and the strength and history of their tobacco control policies vary considerably. Each has achieved notable success in tobacco control policy-making, basing advocacy and policies on sound research and evidence.'Tobacco Control Policy' relates the strategies, success stories and setbacks in developing tobacco control policies in order to assist people grappling with similar issues in other countries. This book provides a collection of experiences in diverse economic, social and political situations which demonstrate the varied and important roles played by activists, health practitioners, policymakers, researchers, NGOs, politicians, and the press.
Long Description
This is inspiring reading for policy makers seeking to implement the provisions of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in their countries.Acirc;" - Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director General of the World Health Organization Currently, there are over 1.2 billion tobacco users in the world, most in developing countries. Once a problem primarily in high-income countries, disease and death from tobacco use has increasingly become a burden for developing countries as well. The tobacco epidemic is one of the leading causes of preventable death and disability in the world today. However, mitigating the devastating health damage caused by tobacco use is made especially difficult by nicotineAcirc;'s powerfully addictive properties, low prices of tobacco products, and the constant, often subtle reinforcement of social norms and encouragement to smoke through billions of dollars of advertising each year. This book contains the stories of six countries Acirc; Brazil, Bangladesh, Canada, Poland, South Africa, and Thailand. These countries, selected to provide global geographical representation, are in different stages of the tobacco epidemic and the strength and history of their tobacco control policies vary considerably. Each has achieved notable success in tobacco control policy-making, basing advocacy and policies on sound research and evidence. Tobacco Control Policy relates the strategies, success stories and setbacks in developing tobacco control policies in order to assist people grappling with similar issues in other countries. This book provides a collection of experiences in diverse economic, social and political situations which demonstrate the varied and important roles played by activists, health practitioners, policymakers, researchers, NGOs, politicians, and the press.
Main Description
Currently, there are over 1.2 billion tobacco users in the world, most in developing countries. Tobacco use causes diseases and premature death, and threatens both social and economic development. This book contains case studies which detail a collection of diverse economic, social and political situations from six countries (Brazil, Bangladesh, Canada, Poland, South Africa and Thailand) which are in different stages of the tobacco epidemic and which have achieved notable success in implementing policies designed to reduce tobacco use.
Long Description
Award winning title! Selected as a 2003 ¿Notable Government Document¿ by the American Librarian Association (ALA) and GODORT (Government Documents Round Table). QUOTEThis is inspiring reading for policy makers seeking to implement the provisions of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in their countries.¿ - Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director General of the World Health Organization Currently, there are over 1.2 billion tobacco users in the world, most in developing countries. Once a problem primarily in high-income countries, disease and death from tobacco use has increasingly become a burden for developing countries as well. The tobacco epidemic is one of the leading causes of preventable death and disability in the world today. However, mitigating the devastating health damage caused by tobacco use is made especially difficult by nicotine¿s powerfully addictive properties, low prices of tobacco products, and the constant, often subtle reinforcement of social norms and encouragement to smoke through billions of dollars of advertising each year. This book contains the stories of six countries ¿ Brazil, Bangladesh, Canada, Poland, South Africa, and Thailand. These countries, selected to provide global geographical representation, are in different stages of the tobacco epidemic and the strength and history of their tobacco control policies vary considerably. Each has achieved notable success in tobacco control policy-making, basing advocacy and policies on sound research and evidence. Tobacco Control Policy relates the strategies, success stories and setbacks in developing tobacco control policies in order to assist people grappling with similar issues in other countries. This book provides a collection of experiences in diverse economic, social and political situations which demonstrate the varied and important roles played by activists, health practitioners, policymakers, researchers, NGOs, politicians, and the press.
Unpaid Annotation
Based on six case studies of sound tobacco control policies, from Brazil, Bangladesh, Canada, Poland, South Africa, and Thailand, this title draws lessons for wider applicability.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Data Note
Overviewp. 1
Building Momentum for Tobacco Control: The Case of Bangladeshp. 13
Government Leadership in Tobacco Control: Brazil's Experiencep. 38
Legislation and Applied Economics in the Pursuit of Public Health: Canadap. 71
Democracy and Health: Tobacco Control in Polandp. 97
Political Change in South Africa: New Tobacco Control and Public Health Policiesp. 121
Tailoring Tobacco Control Efforts to the Country: The Example of Thailandp. 154
Indexp. 179
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