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Tobacco: The Growing Epidemic

Tobacco: The Growing Epidemic

Author: Rushan Lu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UCAL:$B448609

Category: Mathematics

Page: 2660

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This book contains the full proceedings of the Tenth World Conference on Tobacco or Health, held 24-28 August 1997 in Beijing, China, and hosted by the Chinese Association on Smoking and Health and the Chinese Medical Association. Tobacco is now causing a worldwide epidemic of premature death and disability, affecting first men and then women in developed countries, and now increasingly affecting developing countries. The theme "Tobacco: The Growing Epidemic" was chosen to reflect the increasingly global nature of the problem.

Tobacco: The Growing Epidemic

Tobacco: The Growing Epidemic

Author: Rushan Lu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447107699

Category: Medical

Page: 998

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This book contains the full proceedings of the Tenth World Conference on Tobacco or Health, held 24-28 August 1997 in Beijing, China, and hosted by the Chinese Association on Smoking and Health and the Chinese Medical Association. Tobacco is now causing a worldwide epidemic of premature death and disability, affecting first men and then women in developed countries, and now increasingly affecting developing countries. The theme "Tobacco: The Growing Epidemic" was chosen to reflect the increasingly global nature of the problem.

WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008

WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241596282

Category: Law

Page: 342

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This landmark new report presents the first comprehensive worldwide analysis of tobacco use and control efforts. It provides countries with a roadmap to reverse the devastating global tobacco epidemic that could kill up to one billion people by the end of this century. The report outlines the MPOWER package, a set of six key tobacco control measures that reflect and build on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Curbing the Epidemic

Curbing the Epidemic

Author: Prabhat Jha

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821345192

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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Annotation. Addresses important economic and social issues confronting policymakers when dealing with the issue of tobacco control and its impact on the social and economic resources of both developed and developing countries.

Tobacco

Tobacco

Author: Nigel Gray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199566655

Category: Education

Page: 774

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Rev. ed. of: Tobacco and public health: science and policy. 2004.

Tobacco Smoke and Involuntary Smoking

Tobacco Smoke and Involuntary Smoking

Author: IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans

Publisher: IARC

ISBN: 9283212835

Category: Medical

Page: 1476

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The IARC Monographs series publishes authoritative independent assessments by international experts of the carcinogenic risks posed to humans by a variety of agents, mixtures and exposures. They are a resource of information for both researchers and national and international authorities. This volume is particularly significant because tobacco smoke not only causes more deaths from cancer than any other known agent; it also causes more deaths from vascular and respiratory diseases. This volume contains all the relevant information on both direct and passive smoking. It is organised by first looking at the nature of agent before collecting the evidence of cancer in humans. This is followed by carcinogenicity studies on animals and then any other data relevant to an evaluation.

Tobacco and Public Health

Tobacco and Public Health

Author: Peter Boyle

Publisher:

ISBN: 0198526873

Category: Medical

Page: 840

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This book comprehensively covers the science and policy issues relevant to one of the major public health disasters of modern times. It pulls together the aetiology and burden of the myriad of tobacco related diseases with the successes and failures of tobacco control policies. The book looks at lessons learnt to help set health policy for reducing the burden of tobacco related diseases. The book also deals with the international public health policy issues which bear on control of the problem of tobacco use and which vary between continents. The editors are an international group distinguished in the field of tobacco related diseases, epidemiology, and tobacco control. The contributors are world experts drawn from the various clinical fields. This major reference text gives a unique overview of one of the major public health problems in both the developed and developing world. The book is directed at an international public health and epidemiology audience includng health economists and those interested in tobacco control.

Smokeless Tobacco and Some Tobacco-specific N-nitrosamines

Smokeless Tobacco and Some Tobacco-specific N-nitrosamines

Author: IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789283212898

Category: Medical

Page: 642

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This eighty-ninth volume of the IARC Monographs is the third and last of a series on tobacco-related agents. Volume 83 reported on the carcinogenicity of tobacco smoke and involuntary smoking (second-hand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke) (IARC 2004a). Volume 85 summarized the evidence on the carcinogenic risk of chewing betel quid with and without tobacco (IARC 2004b). That volume explored the variety of products chewed in South Asia and other parts of the word that contain areca nut in combination with other ingredients, often including tobacco. In this eighty-ninth volume, the carcinogenic risks associated with the use of smokeless tobacco, including chewing tobacco and snuff, are considered in a first monograph. The second monograph reviews some tobacco-specific nitrosamines. These agents were evaluated earlier in Volume 37 of the Monographs (IARC 1985) and information gathered since that time has been summarized and evaluated.

Life-Course Smoking Behavior

Life-Course Smoking Behavior

Author: Dean R. Lillard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199389117

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Despite efforts to curb tobacco use, global tobacco addiction remains as strong as ever. Smoking rates are declining very slowly in advanced countries, and they are increasing in the developing world. Yet, researchers still do not fully understand what drives smoking decisions. Life-Course Smoking Behavior presents smoking trajectories of different generations of women and men from ten of the world's most visible countries, with nation-specific representative samples spanning more than eighty years of recent history. To inspire hypotheses on the determinants of smoking behavior, the authors place these data in economic, political, social, and cultural contexts, which differ greatly both across countries at a particular time and over time in a given country. Though significant research has been conducted on smoking statistics and tobacco control policies, most descriptions of smoking behavior rely on cross-sectional "snapshot" data that do not track individuals' habits throughout their lifespan. Lillard and Christopoulou's work is a unique and necessary text in its comparative life-course approach, making it a long overdue complement to the existing literature.

Influence of Marketing on Tobacco Consumption Behavior in Rural and Urban Areas of the Southwestern Region of Nigeria

Influence of Marketing on Tobacco Consumption Behavior in Rural and Urban Areas of the Southwestern Region of Nigeria

Author: Oluwole O. Iyiola

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781599426983

Category:

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The tobacco industry has always shown much interest in marketing their line of products and have been very successful in portraying smoking as a socially acceptable behavior to billions of people throughout the world. Studies have shown in developed nations that tobacco marketing leads to the onset of smoking among adolescents; in Nigeria, no such study has been done. The purpose of this research is to assess the potential influence of tobacco marketing on tobacco consumption among rural and urban residents in the southwestern region of Nigeria. The survey was designed by the researcher: thirty-six items, self-administered by paper instrument using a cross-sectional design, were distributed to six hundred people in southwestern Nigeria. The study involved 436 males (72.7%) and 164 females (27.3%). Of these, 336 came from rural areas and 264 came from urban areas respectively. Some 337 respondents (56.2%), indicated that they were influenced by tobacco marketing to smoke, while 263 (43.8%) indicated that they were not influenced. The chi square statistic was used to test the null hypotheses. The result shows a positive significant relationship that supports the notion that tobacco marketing has a positive influence on tobacco consumption in the study areas. This study also revealed that more males in the urban area are being influenced by tobacco marketing to smoke.

Cigarette Smoking and the Kidney

Cigarette Smoking and the Kidney

Author: A. Sessa

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9783805570640

Category: Medical

Page: 148

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Cigarette smoking is also a risk factor for diffuse atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease and peripheral vascular lesions, renal microvessels being another potential target. Furthermore, the relationships of chronic cigarette smoking and nitric oxide with endothelial dysfunction and vascular disease are well proven, and the association between eNOS gene polymorphisms and vascular disease and their dependence on chronic tobacco smoking has been stressed. But although there is definite evidence that the risk of progression of acquired or genetic renal disease is higher in chronic cigarette smokers and the negative effect on patient survival in chronic dialytic treatment is well known, these issues are still neglected by clinical nephrologists and the mechanisms involved have not yet been classified.