It can be done: a smoke-free Europe, report of the first European conference on tobacco policy, Madrid, 7-11 November 1988
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AbstractSummarizes the tough lines of action mapped out during Europe's first conference on tobacco policy, a watershed event in the history of action against tobacco. The conference, which united some of the most experienced scientists, social scientists, and experts on health education and public health policy in Europe, drew unprecedented force and determination from a number of developments in research and public opinion. The book opens with a six-point charter asserting the moral right of Europes citizens to be protected not only from the diseases tobacco causes but also from the severe hazards of breathing air polluted by tobacco smoke. To make it possible for every person in Europe to enjoy the rights stipulated in the charter, the book sets out ten precise strategies for a smoke-free Europe, further concluding that a tobacco control policy that encompassed these ten strategies could bring about a significant reduction of tobacco consumption in Europe and could eventually eliminate the diseases caused by tobacco. Measures proposed in this model tobacco policy, which stresses the importance of strong legislation, include a total ban on all forms of direct and indirect promotion of tobacco products, a 1% levy on all tobacco sales in every country of Europe, use of funds from the levy for health promotion and to buy out tobacco industry sponsorship of sports and cultural events, regular increases in tobacco taxation, complete protection of nonsmokers in offices and in meeting rooms and premises where two or more people are gathered, mandatory nonsmoking education as part of school curricula throughout Europe, and prohibition of smoking in public transport, schools, health care facilities, and any meeting held by a health or medical association.
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (1988). It can be done: a smoke-free Europe, report of the first European conference on tobacco policy, Madrid, 7-11 November 1988. World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/272840
WHO regional publications. European series;30
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