Global teens and tobacco: A review of the globalization of the tobacco epidemic

Bethany Hipple, Harry Lando, Jonathan Klein, Jonathan Winickoff

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Abstract

Worldwide, the burden of suffering to children caused by tobacco does not just originate from exposure to tobacco smoke or smoking, but includes exposure to tobacco-friendly media, poverty associated with money spent on tobacco, increased incidence of tobacco-related fires, and the harms related to child labor in tobacco cultivation. Despite global efforts through human rights acts, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and the MPOWER report, tobacco use continues to accelerate in most countries. While the efforts that have been taken, such as smoking bans in public, are worthy actions, not enough is being done to protect children and teens. More can be done at the policy level, by individuals, and by health care providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-230
Number of pages15
JournalCurrent problems in pediatric and adolescent health care
Volume41
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

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