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Open Access 12-02-2024 | Smoking and Nicotine Detoxification | REVIEW ARTICLE

Towards stronger tobacco control policies to curb the smoking epidemic in Spain

Authors: Mónica Pérez-Ríos, Jasjit Ahluwalia, Carla Guerra-Tort, Guadalupe García, Julia Rey-Brandariz, Nerea Mourino-Castro, Ana Teijeiro, Raquel Casal-Fernández, Iñaki Galán, Leonor Varela-Lema, Alberto Ruano-Ravina

Published in: Clinical and Translational Oncology

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Abstract

Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke pose a significant risk to the health of populations. Although this evidence is not new, the commitment of countries to implement laws aimed at controlling consumption and eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke is uneven. Thus, in North America or in Europe, locations like California or Ireland, are pioneers in establishing policies aimed at protecting the population against smoking and secondhand smoke. Identifying measures that have worked would help control this important Public Health problem in other countries that are further behind in tobacco control policies. In Spain, there has been almost 15 years of little political action in legislation oriented to control the tobacco epidemic. If we want to achieve the tobacco endgame, new legislative measures must be implemented. In this paper, we have elucidated tobacco control policies that could be implemented and show how different countries have done so.
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Metadata
Title
Towards stronger tobacco control policies to curb the smoking epidemic in Spain
Authors
Mónica Pérez-Ríos
Jasjit Ahluwalia
Carla Guerra-Tort
Guadalupe García
Julia Rey-Brandariz
Nerea Mourino-Castro
Ana Teijeiro
Raquel Casal-Fernández
Iñaki Galán
Leonor Varela-Lema
Alberto Ruano-Ravina
Publication date
12-02-2024
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Published in
Clinical and Translational Oncology
Print ISSN: 1699-048X
Electronic ISSN: 1699-3055
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12094-024-03385-9