Tobacco: science, policy, and public health

This publication co-authored by USC Institute for Global Health Director Heather Wipfli reviews the scientific literature of the health effects of tobacco use. This in itself is an enormous endeavor. This volume also provides information on the policy-relevant approaches undertaken to curb the use of tobacco and the public health lessons learned from the programmatic efforts to end the use of this deadly product. This is an extremely important topic as there are approximately 1.1 billion smokers around the world and the epidemic of tobacco-related disease is increasing. Based on current trends, by 2030 ten million people per year will die from tobacco-related deaths, accounting for one in every six deaths worldwide.

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Authors: Stillman F, Wipfli H
Published By: British Journal of Cancer
Date: April 5, 2005
Publication Link: http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v92/n7/full/6602440a.html