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A Comparative Study on Cigarette Smoking Control Strategies Used In Tanzania and the United Kingdom

Hussein, H. (2006) A Comparative Study on Cigarette Smoking Control Strategies Used In Tanzania and the United Kingdom. Dar es Salaam Medical Students Journal, 14 (1). ISSN 0856-7212

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Abstract

To identify and compare different smoking control strategies used in the United Kingdom and United Republic of Tanzania Descriptive cross-sectional study Data was collected by an interview and observation at various institutions and clinics in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and London, UK and analysed using Epi-Info 2002. It was found that both the two countries have very good strategies against cigarette smoking but UK has a better organized system which is more effective in lowering down smoking prevalence. More efforts is needed to put into action the Tanzanian tobacco products regulation act 2003 because this act has very concrete objectives that if achieved as soon as possible will reduce the impending tobacco burden that is posing a big threat to our country

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cigarette smoking, Tobacco products, Tanzania
Subjects: Non-communicable disease (NCD) > Cancer
Divisions: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 08:41
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2015 08:41
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/3115

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