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Curbing the epidemic: governments and the economics of tobacco control

Author: Jha, Prabhat Corporate author: World Bank Publisher: World Bank Publications 1999.Language: EnglishDescription: 122 p. : Graphs ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0821345192Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HC2000 .D7 C87 1999
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Curbing the Epidemic Governments and the Economics of Tobacco Control Contents FOREWORD IX PREFACE XI SUMMARY 1 1 Global Trends in Tobacco Use Rising consumption in low-income and middle-income countries 13 Regional patterns in smoking 15 Smoking and socioeconomic status Age and the uptake of smoking 16 Global patterns of quitting 17 13 15 2 The Health Consequences of Smoking 21 The addictive nature of tobacco smoking 2 1 The disease burden 22 Long delays between exposure and disease 23 How smoking kills 24 The epidemic varies in place as well as in time 25 Smoking and the health disadvantage of the poor 25 The risks from others' smoke 26 Quitting works 27 3 Do Smokers Know Their Risks and Bear Their Costs? Awareness of the risks 30 Youth, addiction, and the capacity to make sound decisions Costs imposed on others 32 29 31 Appropriate responses for governments Dealing with addiction 36 34 4 Measures to Reduce the Demand for Tobacco 37 Raising cigarette taxes 37 Nonprice measures to reduce demand: consumer information, bans on advertising and promotion, and smoking restrictions Nicotine replacement therapy and other cessation interventions 5 Measures to Reduce the Supply of Tobacco 57 The limited effectiveness of most supply-side interventions Firm action on smuggling 63 6 The Costs and Consequences of Tobacco Control Will tobacco control harm the economy? 7 An Agenda for Action 79 Overcoming political barriers to change Research priorities 81 Recommendations 82 APPENDIX A TOBACCO TAXATION: A VIEW FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND 87 APPENDIX B BACKGROUND PAPERS 89 45 53 57 67 67 81 APPENDIX C ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 91 APPENDIX D THE WORLD BY INCOME AND REGION (WORLD BANK CLASSIFICATION) 95 BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE 101 BIBLIOGRAPHY 105 INDEX 119

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