Profile on smoke-free environments in the South-East Asia Region
AbstractSmoking and exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) are major contributors to the chronic disease burden in the South-East Asia Region. Due to weak tobacco control measures, especially inadequate measures in the area of SHS, a very large population in the Region is exposed to SHS. The regional profile on Smoke-free Environments depicts the situation with respect to exposure to SHS in the Region. It also describes briefly the existing measures in the Region for protecting people from SHS exposure. Making environments completely smoke-free is the most effective way to protect the population from exposure to SHS everywhere, including public places and workplaces. This can only be done by developing and strengthening smoke-free policies and legislation, and enforcing the same.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2007). Profile on smoke-free environments in the South-East Asia Region. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205679