Cigarette Smoking: Case Study

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1. Prohibit work to tobacco smoke and in public places (stations, restaurants, etc.). This is first of all to protect the people present against passive smoking. Moreover, the fact that the places and times when it is possible to smoke become scarce led some smokers to quit, or at least to reduce their consumption. And non-trivialization of cigarette smoking exerts a preventive effect, especially with regard to young people who lack adult role models who smoke .... Finally, we must remember that where tobacco smoke was banned in cafes and restaurants (some US and Australian states), there was no reduction in turnover of Coffee.

2. Increase the price of pack of cigarettes. It is proven that this not only reduces the number of smokers, but also the number of cigarettes consumed by the remaining smokers. Adolescents, due to their reduced budget, are particularly sensitive to the price of cigarettes. Generally, an
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Intervene in stores. Increasingly, the outlets are arranged in order to increase the visual impact of cigarette packs, which sometimes cover entire walls. Advertising point of sale could also be limited through a law like that in force in a State of Australia (Western Australia) which requires posters to bring a message of prevention to at least 50% of their surface. Following the introduction of this law, some posters are seen in the sales of that State for ...

7. Individual treatments that work. There are three methods -combinables them - which can double their chances of quitting: personalized advice (doctors, nurses), nicotine substitutes (gums, patches, lozenges) and Zyban (bupropion). We must therefore encourage the use of these treatments, and avoid that they are too expensive or too difficult to access.

8. Apply existing laws. We need laws, such as those prohibiting sales to minors are actually applied. In parallel, a communication effort must be made to know that regular inspections take place and that offenders are systematically

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