OverviewThis groundbreaking reference gives shape and meaning to statistics about tobacco use and control, while also examining possible solutions and potential courses of the epidemic. Full-color maps and graphics illustrate in a clear and accessible format the wide range of tobacco issues, revealing similarities and differences between countries, and exposing the behavior of the tobacco companies. It also discusses topics such as prevalence and consumption, youth smoking, health risks and mortality, economic costs of tobacco, marketing and lobbying, and legal regulations.
Author BiographyJudith Mackay, MD, is a coauthor of The Cancer Atlas. She lives in Hong Kong. Michael Eriksen, MD, is a professor and founding director of the Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University. Omar Shafey, MD, is a medical anthropologist and epidemiologist and manages the American Cancer Society’s International Tobacco Surveillance program.