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Ending the tobacco problem : a blueprint for the nation /
Committee on Reducing Tobacco Use: Strategies, Barriers, and Consequences, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice ; Richard J. Bonnie, Kathleen Stratton, and Robert B. Wallace, editors.
imprint
Washington, DC : National Academies Press, c2007.
description
xvi, 371 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM.
ISBN
0309103827 (hardback : alk. paper), 9780309103824 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Book
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Summaries
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The nation has made tremendous progress in reducing tobacco use during the past 40 years. Despite extensive knowledge about successful interventions, however, approximately one-quarter of American adults still smoke. Tobacco-related illnesses and death place a huge burden on our society. Ending the Tobacco Problem generates a blueprint for the nation in the struggle to reduce tobacco use. The report reviews effective prevention and treatment interventions and considers a set of new tobacco control policies for adoption by federal and state governments. Carefully constructed with two distinct parts, the book first provides background information on the history and nature of tobacco use, developing the context for the policy blueprint proposed in the second half of the report. The report documents the extraordinary growth of tobacco use during the first half of the 20th century as well as its subsequent reversal in the mid-1960s (in the wake of findings from the Surgeon General). It also reviews the addictive properties of nicotine, delving into the factors that make it so difficult for people to quit and examines recent trends in tobacco use. In addition, an overview of the development of governmental and nongovernmental tobacco control efforts is provided. After reviewing the ethical grounding of tobacco control, the second half of the book sets forth to present a blueprint for ending the tobacco problem. The book offers broad-reaching recommendations targeting federal, state, local, nonprofit and for-profit entities. This book also identifies the benefits to society when fully implementing effective tobacco control interventions and policies.
Description for Bookstore
The nation has made tremendous progress in reducing tobacco use during the past 40 years. Despite extensive knowledge about successful interventions, however, approximately one-quarter of American adults still smoke. Tobacco-related illnesses and death place a huge burden on our society. Ending the Tobacco Problemgenerates a blueprint for the nation in the struggle to reduce tobacco use. The report reviews effective prevention and treatment interventions and considers a set of new tobacco control policies for adoption by federal and state governments. Carefully constructed with two distinct parts, the book first provides background information on the history and nature of tobacco use, developing the context for the policy blueprint proposed in the second half of the report. The report documents the extraordinary growth of tobacco use during the first half of the 20th century as well as its subsequent reversal in the mid-1960s (in the wake of findings from the Surgeon General). It also reviews the addictive properties of nicotine, delving into the factors that make it so difficult for people to quit and examines recent trends in tobacco use. In addition, an overview of the development of governmental and nongovernmental tobacco control efforts is provided. After reviewing the ethical grounding of tobacco control, the second half of the book sets forth to present a blueprint for ending the tobacco problem. The book offers broad-reaching recommendations targeting federal, state, local, nonprofit and for-profit entities. This book also identifies the benefits to society when fully implementing effective tobacco control interventions and policies.
Main Description
The nation has made tremendous progress in reducing tobacco use during the past 40 years. Despite extensive knowledge about successful interventions, however, approximately one-quarter of American adults still smoke. Tobacco-related illnesses and deaths place a huge burden on our society. Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation generates a blueprint for the nation in the struggle to reduce tobacco use. The book reviews effective prevention and treatment interventions and considers a set of new tobacco control policies for adoption by federal and state governments. Carefully constructed with two distinct parts, the book first provides background information on the history and nature of tobacco use, and it develops the context for the proposed policy blueprint in the second half of the book. It reviews the addictive properties of nicotine, delving into the factors that make it so difficult for people to quit and examines recent trends in tobacco use. In addition, an overview of the development of governmental and nongovernmental tobacco control efforts is provided. After reviewing the ethical grounding of tobacco control, Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation offers broad-reaching recommendations targeting federal, state, local, nonprofit, and for-profit entities for ending the tobacco problem. It identifies the benefits to society, if effective tobacco control interventions and policies are implemented. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Summaryp. 1
Introductionp. 29
Background
Epidemiology of Tobacco Use: History and Current Trendsp. 41
Growth of the Tobacco Problemp. 41
Decline in Tobacco Use: 1965-2005p. 45
Recent Trends: A Closer Lookp. 51
Emerging Challengesp. 68
Summaryp. 70
Referencesp. 71
Factors Perpetuating the Tobacco Problemp. 77
Nature of Nicotine Addictionp. 77
Smoking Cessationp. 82
Smoking Initiationp. 88
Atypical Patterns of Tobacco Usep. 93
Populations at Greater Risk of Continuing Smokingp. 95
Conclusionp. 97
Referencesp. 99
Containing the Tobacco Problemp. 107
Public Health Takes on the Tobacco Industry: 1964-1988p. 109
Advances in Tobacco Control: 1988-2005p. 116
Tobacco Control in the Years Ahead: Will Progress Continue?,p. 128
Summaryp. 136
Referencesp. 137
A Blueprint for Reducing Tobacco Use
Reducing Tobacco Use: A Policy Frameworkp. 145
Product Safety and Consumer Sovereigntyp. 145
The Policy Contextp. 146
The Ethical Contextp. 148
An Aside on the Paternalism Problemp. 150
Tobacco Products Are Inherently Dangerousp. 152
Blueprint Outlinep. 154
Referencesp. 154
Strengthening Traditional Tobacco Control Measuresp. 157
Comprehensive State Programsp. 158
Funding for Comprehensive State Programsp. 172
Excise Taxp. 182
Smoking Restrictionsp. 189
Youth Accessp. 203
Retail Shipmentsp. 207
Prevention Interventionsp. 210
Media Campaigns to Prevent Smokingp. 223
Cessation Interventionsp. 231
Community Mobilizationp. 241
Special Populations with Higher Rates of Cigarette Smokingp. 247
Projected Impact of Strengthening Existing Tobacco Control Measuresp. 249
Referencesp. 253
Changing the Regulatory Landscapep. 271
Federal Regulatory Authority Is Neededp. 272
Empowering FDA to Regulate Tobaccop. 275
A Regulatory Philosophyp. 277
Tobacco Product Characteristics Should Be Regulatedp. 279
Messages on Tobacco Packages Should Promote Healthp. 289
The Retail Environment for Tobacco Sales Should Be Transformed to Promote the Public Healthp. 299
The Federal Government Should Mandate Industry Payments for Tobacco Control and Should Support and Coordinate State Fundingp. 308
Tobacco Advertising Should Be Further Restrictedp. 319
Youth Exposure to Smoking in Movies and Other Media Should Reducedp. 330
Surveillance and Evaluation Should Be Enhancedp. 333
Summaryp. 335
Referencesp. 336
New Frontiers of Tobacco Controlp. 341
Tobacco Policy Analysis and Developmentp. 341
Reducing the Nicotine Content of Cigarettesp. 346
Conclusionp. 353
Referencesp. 353
Indexp. 355
Appendixes
Abrams: Comprehensive Smoking Cessation for All Smokers
Bonta: Clean Air Laws
Ferrence: Warning Labels and Packaging
Flay: The Long-Term Promise of Effective School-Based Smoking Prevention Programs
Halpern-Felsher: Adolescents' and Young Adults' Perceptions of Tobacco Use
Halpern-Felsher: Interventions for Children and Youth in the Health Care Setting
Halpern-Felsher: Reducing and Preventing Tobacco Use Among Pregnant Women, Parents, and Families
Halpern-Felsher: Smoking in the Movies
Kinney: State Statutes Governing Direct Shipment of Alcholic Beverages to Consumers
Levy: The Role of Public Policies in Reducing Smoking Prevalence
Mendez: Commissioned Simulation Modeling of Smoking Prevalence as an Outcome of Selected Tobacco Control Measures
Rabin: Controlling the Retail Sales Environment
Ribisl: Sales and Marekting of Cigarettes on the Internet
Slater: Media Campaigns and Tobacco Control
Sparks: Advocacy as a Tobacco Control Strategy
Wallace: Special Populations with Higher Rates of Cigarette Smoking
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