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01.12.2014 | Commentary | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 1/2014

Reducing the burden of tobacco: what’s the endgame?

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Israel Journal of Health Policy Research > Ausgabe 1/2014
Autoren:
Michael Chaiton, Robert Schwartz
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Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Abstract

Tobacco use causes a tremendous amount of morbidity and mortality globally, with a staggering level of financial costs. In many countries, public health interventions have been able to reduce the prevalence of smoking and the associated burden. However, despite these successes, there is still much work left to be done. This commentary argues that the tobacco control interventions recommended by the World Health Organization are necessary but not sufficient to adequately address the consequences of tobacco use.
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