ERIC Number: ED156970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Cutting Tobacco's Toll. Worldwatch Paper 18.
This pamphlet discusses the "unnatural" history of tobacco, the broadening medical indictment, world smoking trends, who profits, and public policy and public health. Equalling a fourth of the global military budget, consumer expenditure on cigarettes ensures that powerful, strongly motivated interests will struggle to keep global cigarette sales on the rise. This is true despite the fact that the World Health Organization has said that the control of cigarette smoking could do more to improve health and prolong life than any other single action in the whole field of preventive medicine. (Author)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Economic Factors, Health Education, Preventive Medicine, Public Health, Public Policy, Smoking, State of the Art Reviews, Tobacco
Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20036 ($2.00 each, 2-10 copies, $1.50 each, 11-50 copies, $1.25 each, 51 or more copies, $1.00 each)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A