The globalization of tobacco use: 21 Challenges for the 21st century

Thomas Glynn, John R. Seffrin, Otis W. Brawley, Nathan Grey, Hana Ross

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Abstract

The globalization of tobacco began more than 500 years ago, but the public health response to the death, disease, and economic disruption that it has caused is fewer than 50 years old. In this report, the authors briefly trace the history of tobacco use and commerce as it moved from the Americas in the late 15th century and then eastward. They then discuss the wide range of issues that must be addressed, and the equally wide range of expertise that is needed if the global health community is to be successful in reducing, and eventually eliminating, the rising tide of tobacco use, particularly in the low- and middle-income nations that are the target of the multinational tobacco industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-61
Number of pages12
JournalCA Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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