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Preventing a tobacco epidemic in Africa: a call for effective action to support health, social, and economic development

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dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T18:06:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T18:06:43Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2186
dc.description Report of the Committee on the Negative Effects of Tobacco on Africa's Health, Economy and Development en
dc.description.abstract In April 2013, the Network of African Science Academies convened a committee of experts to discuss the evidence, obstacles, and opportunities for implementing and enforcing tobacco use prevention and control policies in Africa. The committee, consisting of 16 experts drawn from 8 countries in Africa, met for 3 days in Kampala, Uganda, with funding administered by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Each distinguished committee member was selected for his or her in-depth tobacco-specific knowledge in areas including agriculture, policy, economics, social science, health, and the environment. The committee reviewed and assessed the evidence on the state of tobacco use and tobacco production and their detrimental health, economic, and environmental effects in Africa. The committee also reviewed efforts currently under way to prevent and control tobacco use, including the status of adoption and ratification of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Based on this evidence, the committee reached consensus on actions that African leaders and other stakeholders should take to combat this growing threat. This report presents the committee's evidence-based recommendations for tobacco control in Africa. It outlines strategies that should place tobacco control policy on the African leadership agenda, and also calls upon other groups, such as civil society organizations, to share in the responsibility of protecting those most vulnerable to misleading and deceitful messaging by the tobacco industry. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject TOBACCO INDUSTRY en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject TOBACCO USE en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.subject SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title Preventing a tobacco epidemic in Africa: a call for effective action to support health, social, and economic development en
dc.type Research report-other en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 10 en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8427 en
dc.PageNumber 1391-1399 en
dc.outputnumber 7162 en
dc.bibliographictitle Tomori, O., Omaswa, F., Bekure, S., Blecher, E., Devotsu, R., Haile-Mariam, D., Kasse, A., Kibwage, J., Lamptey, P., Michieka, R., Mugyenyi, P., Muna, W., Neema, S., Reddy, P., Saloojee, Y. & Serwada, D. (2014) Preventing a tobacco epidemic in Africa: a call for effective action to support health, social, and economic development. (Report of the Committee on the Negative Effects of Tobacco on Africa's Health, Economy and Development). en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Tomori, O. en
dc.contributor.author2 Omaswa, F. en
dc.contributor.author3 Bekure, S. en
dc.contributor.author4 Blecher, E. en
dc.contributor.author5 Devotsu, R. en
dc.contributor.author6 Haile-Mariam, D. en
dc.contributor.author7 Kasse, A. en
dc.contributor.author8 Kibwage, J. en
dc.contributor.author9 Lamptey, P. en
dc.contributor.author10 Michieka, R. en
dc.contributor.author11 Mugyenyi, P. en
dc.contributor.author12 Muna, W. en
dc.contributor.author13 Neema, S. en
dc.contributor.author14 Reddy, P. en
dc.contributor.author15 Saloojee, Y. en
dc.contributor.author16 Serwada, D. en


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