Europe and smoking / by Marc Danzon and Tapani Piha
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European Forum of Medical Associations and WHO : report on a WHO meeting, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 7-9 March 1999 World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (EUR/ICP/CORD 01 01 03(A), 1999)Participants were from 37 medical associations in 26 countries and several observers from nongovernmental organizations. The Forum discussed health care resources and the huge differences between the eastern and western parts of the WHO European Region, but all parts of the Region have common problems on the appropriate and responsible allocation and use of resources. These require clear recognition of the roles of health professionals, politicians and society, and each sector needs to accept the relevant responsibility. The subject needs further ...
Policies to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke : report on a WHO working group meeting, Lisbon, Portugal 29-30 May 2000 World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (EUR/00/5020495, 2000)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 ...
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (EUR/02/5041305, 2002)The WHO European Country Profiles on Tobacco Control 2001 cover a wide spectrum of indicators on tobacco use and tobacco control policies in the WHO European Region. The data are drawn mainly from the Regional Survey of Country-specific Data, which was undertaken in 2001 as part of the development of a global tobacco control surveillance system, as well as from other internationally recognized sources. The profiles cover five main areas: smoking prevalence, legislation, economics, cessation and general policy. It will be important to develop a ...