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Tobacco: Science, Policy and Public Health

ISBN: 9780198526872
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2004-10-07
Number of pages: 830
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This book comprehensively covers the science and policy issues relevant to one of the major public health disasters of modern times. It pulls together the aetiology and burden of the myriad of tobacco related diseases with the successes and failures of tobacco control policies. The book looks at lessons learnt to help set health policy for reducing the burden of tobacco related diseases. The book also deals with the international public health policy issues which bear on control of the problem of tobacco use and which vary between continents.

The editors are an international group distinguished in the field of tobacco related diseases, epidemiology, and tobacco control. The contributors are world experts drawn from the various clinical fields. This major reference text gives a unique overview of one of the major public health problems in both the developed and developing world.

The book is directed at an international public health and epidemiology audience includng health economists and those interested in tobacco control.

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