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WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2013: Enforcing bans on tobacco advertising promotion and sponsorship

WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2013: Enforcing bans on tobacco advertising  promotion and sponsorship by WHO
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This report WHO's fourth in the series provides a country-level examination ofthe global tobacco epidemic and identifiescountries that have applied selectedmeasures for reducing tobacco use. Fiveyears ago WHO introduced the MPOWERmeasures as a practical cost-effective wayto scale up implementation of specificprovisions of the WHO FCTC on the ground. This report focuses on enforcing banson tobacco advertising promotion andsponsorship (TAPS). TAPS bans are one ofthe most powerful tools that countries canput in place to protect their populations. Inthe past two years impressive progress hasbeen made. The population covered by aTAPS ban has more than doubled increasingby almost 400 million people. Demonstratingthat such measures are not limited to high-incomecountries 99% of the people newlycovered live in low- and middle-incomecountries. This and future editions of this report arekey components of the global tobaccocontrol fight measuring how much has beenachieved and identifying places where morework must be done.
World Health Organization; September 2013
210 pages; ISBN 9789240691605
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Title: WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2013: Enforcing bans on tobacco advertising promotion and sponsorship
Author: WHO