ERIC Number: ED264145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Banishing Tobacco. Worldwatch Paper 68.
Chandler, William U.
This report focuses on topics and issues related to the global use of tobacco. It consists of an introduction and six major sections. These sections deal with: (1) the epidemic rate at which smoking is spreading, indicating that the global rate has grown nearly 75 percent over the past two decades and is growing at 2.1 percent per year, faster than world population growth; (2) health factors, indicating that lung cancer is predominantly a disease of smoking and showing the international correlation between cigarette consumption and lung cancer deaths after 20 years of smoking; (3) sidestream smoke (which wafts from a smoker's cigarette to an involuntary smoker) and its effects on others, indicating that passive smoking has been correlated with lung cancer in nonsmoking spouses of smokers in more than 10 studies; (4) effects on children, indicating that in one United States survey, smokers gave birth to underweight babies twice as often as other women did; (5) antismoking efforts to date; and (6) stronger measures, such as banishing tobacco by prohibiting tobacco from workplaces and public buildings. Data tables are included when applicable, for example, on cigarette use in selected countries (1984), and smoking among United States males by educational level (1982). (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cancer, Death, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Foreign Countries, Performance Factors, Physical Health, Policy, Smoking, Tobacco, World Problems
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Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.