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The Global War on Tobacco

by Heather Wipfli

PUBLISHED: 17th July 2015
ISBN: 9781421416830
ANNOTATION:
Aimed at public health professionals and students, The Global War on Tobacco is a fascinating look at how international relations is changing to respond to the modern global marketplace and protect human health.
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PUBLISHED: 17th July 2015
ISBN: 9781421416830
ANNOTATION:
Aimed at public health professionals and students, The Global War on Tobacco is a fascinating look at how international relations is changing to respond to the modern global marketplace and protect human health.

Annotation

Aimed at public health professionals and students, The Global War on Tobacco is a fascinating look at how international relations is changing to respond to the modern global marketplace and protect human health.

Publisher Description

The tobacco industry has capitalized on numerous elements of globalization - including trade liberalization, foreign direct investment, and global communications - to expand into countries where effective tobacco control programs are not in place. As a consequence, tobacco is currently the leading cause of preventable death in the world. Each year, it kills more people than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Amid evidence of an emerging pandemic, a committed group of public health professionals and institutions sought in the mid-1990s to challenge the tobacco industry's expansion by negotiating a binding international law under the auspices of the World Health Organization. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) - the first collective global response to the causation of avoidable chronic disease-was one of the most quickly ratified treaties in United Nations history. In The Global War on Tobacco, Heather Wipfli tells the engaging story of the FCTC, from its start as an unlikely civil society proposal to its enactment in 178 countries as of June 2014. Wipfli also reveals how globalization offers anti-tobacco advocates significant cooperative opportunities to share knowledge and address cross-border public health problems. The book-the first to delve deeply into the origin and development of the FCTC-seeks to advance understanding of how non-state actors, transnational networks, and international institutionalization can impact global governance for health. Case studies from a variety of diverse high-, middle-, and low-income countries provide real-world examples of the success or failure of tobacco control. Aimed at public health professionals and students, The Global War on Tobacco is a fascinating look at how international relations is changing to respond to the modern global marketplace and protect human health.

Author Biography

Heather Wipfli is the associate director of the University of Southern California Institute for Global Health.

Table of Contents

PrefaceList of Abbreviations1. A World Connected by Cigarettes and DiseasePart I2. One Hundred Years in the Making3. Those Who Want and Those Who Do Not...The FCTC Negotiations4. With ForcePart II5. The FCTC in Thailand6. The FCTC in Uruguay7. The FCTC in Germany8. The FCTC in China9. ConclusionAppendix. Ratification of the FCTCNotesIndex

Review

This is a unique, aptly titled book. Choice It is a thorough and yet succinct analysis of the forces and trends that led to the negotiation of the FCTC and the treaty's immediate results-both intended and unintended. Bulletin of the History of Medicine

Product Details

Author
Heather Wipfli
Audience Age
13
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Year
2015
ISBN-10
1421416832
ISBN-13
9781421416830
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
Mapping the World's First Public Health Treaty
Country of Publication
United States
Media
Book
Pages
240
Short Title
GLOBAL WAR ON TOBACCO
Language
English
Illustrations
9 Line drawings, black and white; 11 Halftones, black and white
Publication Date
2015-07-17
Audience
College/Higher Education