Tuesday, January 31, 2012

World Health Organization

"Up to half of all tobacco users will die from a tobacco-related disease."  The World Health Organization came up with MPOWER.  M stands for "Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies."  P stands for "Protect people from tobacco smoke."  O stands for "Offer help to quit tobacco use."  W stands for "Warn about the dangers of tobacco."  E stands for "Enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship."  R stands for "Raise taxes on tobacco."  "Tobacco continues to kill nearly 6 million people each year, including more than 600,000 non-smokers."  Showing pictures, not only words on cigarette boxes and by publicizing the ill effects of tobacco use, people are less likely to smoke.  There is a plethora of information in this report.  I will definitely use this as a source in my paper and I'll probably use it in the statistics sheet and public service announcement.

World Health Organization. (2011). WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2011: Warning 
     about the dangers of tobacco. Retrieved from

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