world's leading cause of death and disability, young women are targeted. smoking has decreased in industrialised countries and increased in developing countries. girls are the targets. now cheaper than they were 10 years ago. use of aggressive marketing tactics, and ducking around laws.
WHO implemented 'framework convention on tabacco control' to reduce tabacco consumption:
taxes, labelling, advertising, liability, financing (education, passive smoking legislation)
impact of globalisation
double burden of disease, alreayd trying to cope with infectious disease and, malnutrition. AND diseasees associated with lifestyle disease, WHICH IS IMPOSSIBLE TO MANAGE.