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Title: Policies to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke : report on a WHO working group meeting, Lisbon, Portugal 29-30 May 2000
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) poses a significant risk to health. It is carcinogenic to humans and is a risk factor for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Exposure to ETS is widespread, affecting people in houses, workplaces and public buildings. ETS is also a part of a broader problem of tobacco use. The Working Group was convened to discuss approaches to reducing the risks to health created by ETS and to support Member States in defining their policies on ETS. The Group concluded that public health policy and actions should aim at eliminating exposure to ETS by creating smoke-free environments for everyone. This should be achieved through a combined programme of legislation and education. Laws and regulations are essential to provide protection against involuntary smoking; voluntary arrangements are not sufficient. The meeting report includes specific recommendations on legislation, litigation, education and public information necessary to achieve smoke-free environments
Description: EUR/00/5020495
75 p.
Subject: Tobacco Smoke Pollution
Environmental Exposure
Smoking
Public Policy
Europe
Context: legislation
metadata.dc.subject.other: Smoking and Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/00/5020495
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108353
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