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    • NCI Tobacco Control Monograph Series 21 - The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control
      This monograph, a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute and WHO, examines the current research and evidence base surrounding the economics of tobacco control—including tobacco use, tobacco growing, manufacturing and trade, tobacco product taxes and prices, and tobacco control policies and other interventions to reduce tobacco use and its consequences. This information can help direct future research and inform tobacco prevention and control programs and policies in countries around the world.


  • WHO Tobacco Knowledge Summaries: Tobacco and stroke
    This document is the second in a series of Tobacco Use Knowledge Summaries. This document is prepared with the objective to summarize the current evidence on this topic (tobacco use includes smoked tobacco, smokeless tobacco and exposure to second-hand smoke).

  • Plain packaging of tobacco products: evidence, design and implementation
    This publication describes the purposes of implementing plain packaging as part of a comprehensive approach to tobacco control, the evidence base justifying the measure and developments at the country level, before offering recommendations to countries considering implementing plain packaging.


  • Smoke-free movies: from evidence to action
    This document summarizes current knowledge about smoking in films as well as current and proposed approaches to reduce the impact of such imagery. The report’s aim is to help countries understand the basis for taking action to limit the depiction of smoking in films.

  • Status of tobacco production and trade in Africa
    This report will enable policy-makers and public health experts to develop a better understanding of the impact of trade liberalization on the domestic production and consumption of tobacco, but also of tobacco control measures such as WHO/FCTC in the African continent.

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