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Preventing a Tobacco Epidemic in Africa

dc.contributor.authorAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-31T14:04:59Z
dc.date.available2017-05-31T14:04:59Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2014). Preventing a Tobacco Epidemic in Africa. [Online] Available from: DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf/0027en_ZA
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf/0027
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11911/57
dc.descriptionCite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2014). Preventing a Tobacco Epidemic in Africa. [Online] Available from: DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf/0027en_ZA
dc.description.abstractIn April 2013, the Network of African Science Academies convened a committee of experts to discuss the evidence, obstacles, and opportunities for implementing and enforcing tobacco use prevention and control policies in Africa. The committee, consisting of 16 experts drawn from 8 countries in Africa, met for 3 days in Kampala, Uganda, with funding administered by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Each distinguished committee member was selected for his or her in-depth tobacco-specific knowledge in areas including agriculture, policy, economics, social science, health, and the environment. The committee reviewed and assessed the evidence on the state of tobacco use and tobacco production and their detrimental health, economic, and environmental effects in Africa. The committee also reviewed efforts currently under way to prevent and control tobacco use, including the status of adoption and ratification of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Based on this evidence, the committee reached consensus on actions that African leaders and other stakeholders should take to combat this growing threat. This report presents the committee’s evidence-based recommendations for tobacco control in Africa. It outlines strategies that should place tobacco control policy on the African leadership agenda, and also calls upon other groups, such as civil society organizations, to share in the responsibility of protecting those most vulnerable to misleading and deceitful messaging by the tobacco industry.en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipCampaign for Tobacco Free Kidsen_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherAcademy of Science of South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectTobaccoen_ZA
dc.subjectEpidemicen_ZA
dc.subjectPreventionen_ZA
dc.subjectAfricaen_ZA
dc.subjectSustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
dc.subjectSDG 1
dc.subjectSDG 2
dc.subjectSDG 3
dc.subjectSDG 5
dc.subjectSDG 8
dc.subjectSDG 9
dc.subjectSDG 10
dc.subjectSDG 11
dc.subjectSDG 13
dc.subjectSDG 15
dc.subjectSDG 16
dc.titlePreventing a Tobacco Epidemic in Africaen_ZA
dc.typeConsensus Study Reporten_ZA
dc.identifier.doi10.17159/assaf/0027
assaf.peer-review.statusPeer-Reviewed


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