Even though health authorities in Spain recognize the relevance of smoking as a health problem in principle, this does not translate into effective policies to change the dimensions of the problem nor in resources needed to inform or help those involved. This manuscript provides the frame for a strategic analysis of smoking prevention in Spain, from a comprehensive perspective in international context. After reviewing the current situation and its causes, the main issues are defined, as well as strategies and key actions for the future, going beyond health care services to deal with the determinants of smoking. Fiscal policy, product regulation, advertisement ban and expanding smoke free areas are highlighted.
|Translated title of the contribution||Policy to reduce the damages produced by smoking|
|Number of pages||12|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 2|
|State||Published - Aug 3 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Psychiatry and Mental health