Europe moving at the speed of its slowest member in controlling tobacco

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 16 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:382
  1. Phyllida Brown
  1. Exeter

    Girls in Europe are now more likely to smoke than their mothers, and teenage smoking is on a “slight upward trend” across the continent, the World Health Organization has said. Yet some countries—mainly in the West—have succeeded in cutting tobacco use with measures such as advertising curbs and price rises.

    The findings are part of a wide ranging report by the WHO's European regional headquarters on the efforts of its 51 member states to control tobacco since 1997. The report, which finds a “complex and …

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