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Article: Promotion of smoking cessation in developing countries: a framework for urgent public health interventions

TitlePromotion of smoking cessation in developing countries: a framework for urgent public health interventions
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://thorax.bmjjournals.com/
Citation
Thorax, 2004, v. 59 n. 7, p. 623-630 How to Cite?
AbstractThe rapid rise in smoking in many developing countries will have devastating consequences; by 2030 the developing world is expected to have 7 million deaths annually from tobacco use. Many smokers express a desire to quit, but they often fail because they are addicted to tobacco. Although a number of cessation aids are now available in the developed world, their applicability and affordability in developing countries is less clear. Successful interventions will require many stakeholder groups to take action at the local, national, and international levels. We discuss smoking cessation as a means of reducing disease burden, examine factors that may limit the promotion of smoking cessation in developing countries, and propose a framework for public health action. This framework should comprise intervention with healthcare professionals, strengthening national commitment, development of a model for developing countries, changing the social acceptability of smoking, strengthening community participation, integration of smoking cessation with other healthcare services, specifying the role of healthcare professionals, development of guidelines, mobilisation of the business community, provision of financial incentives, establishing population specific smoking cessation services, increased collaboration between countries, and development of international initiatives.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/43586
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2015 Impact Factor: 8.121
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.650
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dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, ASMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHusten, CGen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-23T04:49:38Z-
dc.date.available2007-03-23T04:49:38Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThorax, 2004, v. 59 n. 7, p. 623-630en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0040-6376en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/43586-
dc.description.abstractThe rapid rise in smoking in many developing countries will have devastating consequences; by 2030 the developing world is expected to have 7 million deaths annually from tobacco use. Many smokers express a desire to quit, but they often fail because they are addicted to tobacco. Although a number of cessation aids are now available in the developed world, their applicability and affordability in developing countries is less clear. Successful interventions will require many stakeholder groups to take action at the local, national, and international levels. We discuss smoking cessation as a means of reducing disease burden, examine factors that may limit the promotion of smoking cessation in developing countries, and propose a framework for public health action. This framework should comprise intervention with healthcare professionals, strengthening national commitment, development of a model for developing countries, changing the social acceptability of smoking, strengthening community participation, integration of smoking cessation with other healthcare services, specifying the role of healthcare professionals, development of guidelines, mobilisation of the business community, provision of financial incentives, establishing population specific smoking cessation services, increased collaboration between countries, and development of international initiatives.en_HK
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dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://thorax.bmjjournals.com/en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThorax. Copyright © B M J Publishing Group.en_HK
dc.subject.meshDeveloping countriesen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth promotion - organization & administrationen_HK
dc.subject.meshSmoking - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.subject.meshSmoking cessation - methodsen_HK
dc.subject.meshDelivery of health care - organization & administrationen_HK
dc.titlePromotion of smoking cessation in developing countries: a framework for urgent public health interventionsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0040-6376&volume=59&issue=7&spage=623&epage=630&date=2004&atitle=Promotion+of+smoking+cessation+in+developing+countries:+a+framework+for+urgent+public+health+interventionsen_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/thx.2003.018820en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid15223875en_HK
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