Publication

Environmental health organisations against tobacco

Mulcahy, Maurice
Evans, David S.
Lahiffe, Blaithin
Goggin, Deirdre
Smyth, Colm
Gerard Hastings, Gerard
Byrne, Miriam
Citation
Mulcahy, Maurice; Evans, David S. Lahiffe, Blaithin; Goggin, Deirdre; Smyth, Colm; Gerard Hastings, Gerard; Byrne, Miriam (2009). Environmental health organisations against tobacco. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 6 (4), 1456-1471
Abstract
Implementing the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) relies heavily on enforcement. Little is known of the way different enforcement agencies operate, prioritise or network. A questionnaire was sent to representatives of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) in 36 countries. Tobacco control was given low priority. Almost two thirds did not have any tobacco control policy. A third reported their organisation had worked with other agencies on tobacco control. Obstacles to addressing tobacco control included a lack of resources (61%) and absence of a coherent strategy (39%).
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Publisher
MDPI AG
Publisher DOI
10.3390/ijerph6041456
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland