Plain Tobacco Product Packaging as a Means to protect Young People and Adult Consumers
With the kind permission of our German colleagues Aktionsbündnis Nichtrauchen (ABNR), ENSP translated this informative fact sheet on generic packaging into English.
Why People Smoke
Smoking prevention has been on the agenda for health professionals and politicians, NGOs, Member States and the European Commission for several years now. Nevertheless, approximately one third of the adult population throughout Europe still smokes (this figure is lower in some countries, in others higher), despite the fact that people are fully aware of the risks of smoking and know that the rate of tobacco-related diseases and deaths is high. It is estimated that tobacco kills some 650,000 Europeans every year, i.e. one in seven of all deaths across the EU. A need still exists to understand better what reasons people have to continue to smoke. The main focus of this report is on the individual smoker, how nicotine affects the body and why the individual smokes. Issues such as how the body reacts to tobacco are also raised. Certain myths surrounding tobacco and the reality are compared. This publication also features a CD of additional material: a qualitative and quantitative study in five countries and a graphical summary of the overall results for the motivations involved in smoking.
Why People Smoke is available from the ENSP Secretariat. The cost of € 40 also covers postage and packaging.
Socio-Economic Inequalities in Smoking in the EU
Tackling inequalities in smoking is a key element in any strategy to tackle inequalities in health.
Effective Tobacco Control Policies in 28 European Countries
Status report on Oral Tobacco
Second-hand Smoke (SHS) Markers
Smoke-free workplaces - Optimising organisational and employee performance
Policy recommendations (2003)
An unavoidable question facing policy makers seeking to address the impact of tobacco on organisational and employee health and well being is: Can the investment of time and effort in the development and implementation of comprehensive workplace tobacco policies be justified?
The answer is a clear: Yes, with the basis for this response being found in many technical reports and scientific studies.