Tobacco Atlas (The)
Nonserial Publication
Mackay, J., Eriksen, M.
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241562096 ISBN-10    9241562099
Order Number    11500512
Price    CHF    30.00 / US$    36.00 Developing countries:    CHF    21.00
English     2002        128   pages
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The Tobacco Atlas is intended for anyone concerned with personal or political health, governance, politics, economics, big business, corporate behaviour, smuggling, tax, religion, internet, allocation of resources, human development and the future. It will be useful for UN agencies, governments and politicians, health officials, the media, researchers, universities, schools, and the general public. The atlas includes full-colour world maps and graphics, revealing similarities and differences between countries, on the history of tobacco, different types of tobacco use, prevalence and consumption, youth smoking, the economics of tobacco, farming and manufacturing, smuggling, the tobacco industry, promotion, profits, trade, smokers' rights, legislative action such as smoke-free areas, bans on tobacco advertising, health warnings, quitting, the effect of price and taxation, litigation and the future of the epidemic. This book illustrates, in an accessible and creative format, how tobacco is not just a simple health issue, but involves economics, big business, politics, trade, litigation, deceit and crimes such as smuggling. The atlas also shows the importance of a multifaceted approach to reducing the epidemic by WHO, other UN agencies, NGOs, the private sector and, in fact, the whole of civil society.

"...If you care about the effects of smoking on health, and especially if you want to engage in the debate with relevant facts at your fingertips, this small book is a goldmine of information...The authors are to be congratulated on producing a visually appealing book that packs a huge amount of useful information into a relatively slim volume. I recommend it wholeheartedly." - Dr John A. Lee, Bulletin of the Royal College of Pathologists

"... This is a compact compendium of everything globally one would wish to know... the full colour graphics are superb, and it is easy to read off the pertinent data... We are lucky to have this attractively produced and illustrated atlas, a labour of love by the authors" - The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health