Tobacco Control's Multiple Fronts

The fight to save billions threatened by the harmful effects of tobacco use this century requires a multi-pronged approach, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

It will take better data collection and monitoring, as well as stepped-up training for tobacco control advocates and researchers around the world. In part one of a 2-part podcast, Indu Ahluwalia from the CDC’s Tobacco Control Program and Ryan Kennedy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health spoke with Jen Ellis of Bloomberg Philanthropies about their contributions.
They’re researching how to improve cigarette pack warning labels in China, and evaluating the impact of state-level policies around smokeless tobacco bans in India, where gutka, a form of smokeless tobacco, is popular. At the same time, they are working to improve understanding of tobacco marketing activities. For example, Chile used a Bloomberg-funded report on tobacco marketing to children to advocate for stronger laws around tobacco advertising and promotion.
Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies

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