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The critical role of research in tobacco control

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dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-26 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T17:32:37Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T17:32:37Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1989
dc.description.abstract Research and monitoring for tobacco control programmes are crucial to counter the continually changing strategies the tobacco industry employs to sell its deadly products, contends Priscilla Reddy. Tobacco is the second-leading cause of death and disability in the world after high blood pressure. The World Health Organization estimates that in 2012, tobacco killed six million people worldwide, of whom 600 000 were non-smokers, by inhaling environmental tobacco smoke. Tobacco does not only shorten a smoker's life by an average 10 years, it also causes suffering and disability during life because it is a major risk factor for heart attacks and heart failure, strokes, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, lung cancer and tuberculosis - the leading cause of death in South Africa. There is also an economic cost in terms of the number of days smokers take off work due to sickness, the cost of treating sufferers of tobacco-related disease, and the loss to the economy by the premature deaths of economically active citizens. The human suffering and economic losses caused by tobacco therefore vastly outweigh any economic benefits from job creation in growing or marketing tobacco, or sponsorship from tobacco companies. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject RESEARCH en
dc.subject TOBACCO INDUSTRY en
dc.title The critical role of research in tobacco control en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version N en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 13(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.SourceTitle HSRC Review en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8599 en
dc.PageNumber 22-24 en
dc.outputnumber 7368 en
dc.bibliographictitle Reddy, P. (2015) The critical role of research in tobacco control. <i>HSRC Review</i>. 13(1):22-24. en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Reddy, P. en

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