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Media Dialogues: Cultivating a Conducive Tobacco-Control Environment In Cameroon

The author, Caleb Ayong As the communications officer for the Cameroonian Coalition for Tobacco Control (C3T), I know the importance of educating journalists and guiding them to use factually accurate information from trustworthy sources. If this does not happen, they could obtain distorted information and pass it on to the public. C3T has held media dialogues with journalists for a couple of years now. Because of the opportunities these events present to build the capacity of the media to report accurately on tobacco control, we have organized three media dialogues in 2017, with more scheduled in several regions of the country in the months ahead. Creative and direct engagement with the media can build their capacity to prevent and reduce tobacco use, so they can educate the public.

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World No Tobacco Day 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national…

World No Tobacco Day 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development

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Understanding the impact of school tobacco policies on adolescent smoking behaviour: A realist…

Publication date: June 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 183 Author(s): Michael Schreuders, Paulien A.W.

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Smoking and heavy drinking patterns in rural, urban and rural-to-urban migrants: the PERU…

Previous studies have found mixed results about cigarette and alcohol consumption patterns among rural-to-urban migrants.

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Waterpipe tobacco smoking prevalence and illegal underage use in waterpipe-serving premises: a…

Waterpipe tobacco smoking has received little epidemiological and policy attention in the UK despite reports of increasing prevalence alongside an anecdotally non-compliant industry.

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Tobacco control can save billions of dollars and millions of lives

Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from WHO and the National Cancer Institute of the United States of America.

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Tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure in young adolescents aged 12–15 years:…

Tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure were frequent among young adolescents aged 12–15 years in low-income and middle-income countries. Parental tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure were strongly associated with young adolescents’ tobacco use. The data emphasise the need to strengthen tobacco control interventions and programmes in young adolescents from low-income and middle-income countries.

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How to reduce adolescent smoking in low-income and middle-income countries

Based on current trends, smoking is predicted to cause 1 billion deaths in the 21st century.1 Nevertheless, there are signs of hope. Although the number of smokers has increased worldwide due to population growth, daily smoking prevalence among men fell from 41% in 1980 to 31% in 2012, and from 11% to 6% in women in the same time.2 52 years since the first US Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health, the academic and policy debate is increasingly about the most efficient strategies for the tobacco endgame and a world where less than 5% of the adult population use tobacco.

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WHO’s Protocol To Eliminate Illicit Trade In Tobacco Products Faces Implementation Challenges

Forbes: The Rise Of Illicit Tobacco Roger Bate, scholar at the American Enterprise Institute “…As a result [of the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC),] overall smoking has probably declined, but illicit cigarettes have flourished. … It was inevitable and perhaps necessary that WHO would react to the rise of illicit tobacco. It has…More

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A reverse factual analysis of the association between smoking and memory decline in China

Whether smoking accelerates memory recession has been a topic of significant research.

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Addressing NCDs through research and capacity building in LMICs: lessons learned from tobacco…

Confronting the global non-communicable diseases (NCDs) crisis requires a critical mass of scientists who are well versed in regional health problems and understand the cultural, social, economic, and political contexts that influence the effectiveness of interventions.

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What explains advocacy success in setting global agendas? Comparing Tobacco v Alcohol and four…

Oxfam researcher/evaluation adviser Uwe Gneiting introduces a new set of case studies It’s an age-old puzzle – why do some advocacy and campaigning efforts manage to influence the political agendas of governments, international institutions and corporations but others don’t? What explains the difference in attention, resource mobilization and policy traction of some issues (e.g. anti-Apartheid, HIV/AIDS) compared to others (e.g. the limited success of gun control …

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Advancing the evidentiary base for tobacco warning labels: A commentary

Publication date: September 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 164 Author(s): Joseph N.

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U.S. Demand for Tobacco Products in a System Framework

Abstract This study estimated a system of demand for cigarettes, little cigars/cigarillos, large cigars, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and loose smoking tobacco using market-level scanner data for convenience stores.

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