Subscribe to Newsletter

Publications / National Documentation

Romania: Evaluation of attitudes with regard to smoking

This study examines attitudes towards smoking among medical and health professionals in Jassy, Romania in 2009.


23 March 2010

UK: Passive smoking and children

A report of the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians

Passive smoking in the home is a major hazard to the health of the millions of children in the UK who live with smokers. ‘Passive smoking and children’, a major new report launched today from the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians says that children are particularly vulnerable to passive smoke exposure, most of which occurs in the home. About 2 million children currently live in a household where they are exposed to cigarette smoke, and many more are exposed outside the home. 

 

The report highlights the most important factors governing exposure to children, which are whether their parents or carers smoke, and whether smoking is allowed in the home. Relative to children in non-smoking families, passive smoke exposure is around three times higher if the father smokes, over six times higher if the mother smokes, and nearly nine times higher if both parents smoke. Smoking by other carers is also a significant source of passive smoke exposure. Children growing up with parents or siblings who smoke are also 90% more likely to become smokers themselves.

 

The report can be ordered from the Royal College of Physicians at a cost of GBP 20.00. Full details are available at: http://bookshop.rcplondon.ac.uk/details.aspx?e=305  


Romania 2009

Romania: The Evolution of Smoking Cessation Services

Tabacologia 2-3/09

This article describes the evolution of smoking cessation services in Romania.


Belgium: Chicha

Slovenian tobacco control legislation introduced in 2007

Slovenian tobacco control legislation introduced in 2007 main provisions

 


Smoking in Slovenia: Recent statistical data (up to 2008)

Italy/Austria, 21 April 2008

Italy and Austria Before and After Study

The nation-wide smoking ban introduced in Italy on 10 January 2005 resulted in a drop in second-hand smoke exposure in hospitality premises, whereas in Austria, where there is no similar nation-wide smoking ban, the exposure to second-hand smoke in hospitality premises remains high. Given that second-hand smoke is considered a group 1 carcinogen according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer classification, the WHO FCTC strongly recommends the implementation of nation-wide smoke-free policies in order to improve the indoor air quality of hospitality premises and workplaces. Results from this study strongly support this recommendation. (Article appears by authors’ permission.)


Belgium, Gsara, 2006

ARME DE DESTRUCTION MASSIVE

Un film de Philippe Cornet (Production GSARA, septembre 2006)

Le GSARA et Question Santé proposent un outil pédagogique sur le tabagisme et les jeunes. Composé du film de Philippe Cornet et d’un dossier, cet outil s’adresse avant tout aux éducateurs du milieu associatif et/ou scolaire, en contact avec les jeunes et les jeunes adultes. Tiré à 1000 exemplaires grâce à une aide de la Communiauté française de Belgique, il sera envoyé gratuitement à toutes les associations qui en feraient la demande: sandra.demal@gsara.be


« Non seulement, la cigarette donne toutes sortes de maladies -cancers, problèmes respiratoires et cardiaques etc- mais elle fait de vous des pigeons ! Cela fait des décennies que l’industrie du tabac sait qu’elle est responsable de millions et de millions de morts chaque année. Elle est responsable d’un crime contre l’humanité et la cigarette est bien une arme de destruction massive ». L’homme en colère est Vincent Ninane, pneumologue renommé : il s’adresse à Caroline et Nicolas, 17 et 18 ans, tous deux fumeurs. Ces deux adolescents de la région bruxelloise ont accepté de rentrer dans l’univers de la cigarette et d’être parfois confrontés à des situations violentes, comme leur rencontre avec un groupe de laryngectomisés.

Que décideront Caroline et Nicolas à la fin de leur parcours ? Comment les « jeunes » vivent-ils ce qui est sans aucun doute une arnaque pour les (nombreux) « pigeons » et une habitude dont il est difficile de décrocher ? Réponses dans « Arme de destruction massive », un conte de jeunesse aux relents cruels.

30 minutes – couleur – DV CAM/DVD - 2005
Réalisation, scénario et image : Philippe Cornet
Son et mixage : Omar Perez
Montage : Hervé Brindel
Production : GSARA asbl
Avec le soutien du Ministère de la Communauté française de Belgique, direction générale de la Santé
Musique : Alain Bashung, « Instrumentaux », © 2002 barclay, un label universal music
Chanson originale : Jean-Rémy


www.gsara.be


Germany, DKFZ, 2005

Increased Health Hazards due to Additives of Tobacco Products

Consequences for Product Regulation

To protect children and youth, effective measures are required to curtail smoking. Jointly
with over 30 experts from the fields of medicine, health sciences and economics, the
Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center, DKFZ) has produced
action recommendations for effective protection of the public against smoking and passive smoking.


ENSP receives financial support from the European Commission in the framework of the Public Health Programme
© ENSP 1997-2008. Neither the European Commission, the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers
or ENSP are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained in this website.