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Prevention of health risk factors in Latin America and the Caribbean : governance of five multi sectoral efforts : Prevencion de factores de riesgo de la salud en America Latina y el Caribe : gobernanza de cinco esfuerzos multisectoriales (Spanish)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent an important and growing burden to the health and economies of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. ... See More +

Working Paper 87821 JAN 01, 2014

Bonilla-Chacin, Maria Eugenia; Barbieri, Maria Eugenia; Hernandez, Adriana Diaz del Castillo; Duran, Ethel Segura; Sarmiento, OIga L.; Rodriguez, Evelyne; Sica, Amanda; Lorenzo, Ana; Mora, Franco Gonzalez; Abascal, Winston English

Prevention of health risk factors in Latin America and the Caribbean : governance of five multi sectoral efforts (English)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent an important and growing burden to the health and economies of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. ... See More +

Working Paper 87821 JAN 01, 2014

Bonilla-Chacin, Maria Eugenia; Barbieri, Maria Eugenia; Hernandez, Adriana Diaz del Castillo; Duran, Ethel Segura; Sarmiento, OIga L.; Rodriguez, Evelyne; Sica, Amanda; Lorenzo, Ana; Mora, Franco Gonzalez; Abascal, Winston Spanish

Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean : governance of multisectoral activities to prevent risk factors for non-communicable diseases : Promoviendo una vida saludable en America Latina y el Caribe : gobernanza de intervenciones multisectoriales para la prevencion de factores de riesgo de enfermedades no transmisibles (Spanish)

This report contributes to the design and implementation of policies that promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), thus effectively preventing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region. ... See More +

Publication 83277 JAN 01, 2014

Bonilla-Chacin, Maria Eugenia [editor] English

Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean : governance of multisectoral activities to prevent risk factors for non-communicable diseases (English)

This report contributes to the design and implementation of policies that promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), thus effectively preventing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region. ... See More +

Publication 83277 DEC 05, 2013

Bonilla-Chacin, Maria Eugenia [editor] Spanish

Risking your health : causes, consequences, and interventions to prevent risky behaviors (English)

A growing share of the burden of disease across the world is associated with risky behaviors by individuals. Drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex are highly prevalent in low-income countries, even though they are traditionally associated with richer countries. ... See More +

Publication 82470 NOV 18, 2013

de Walque, Damien [editor]

Governance of multi-sectoral interventions to promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has been experiencing a rapid demographic and epidemiological transition which has important health and economic consequences. ... See More +

Brief 75189 JAN 01, 2013

Bonilla-Chacin, Maria E.

Turkey - econometric analysis of youth smoking behavior in Turkey (English)

The report is organized as follows. The information about the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is provided in the first part. The second part gives some descriptive statistics about the prevalence rate of students and their consumption based on several characteristics observed in the survey. ... See More +

Social Analysis 69504 JAN 01, 2012

Onder, Zeynep

Myths and facts of tobacco control (English)

This brief presents myths and facts of tobacco and tobacco control. It provides answers to questions such as what should be the goals of intervention measures? ... See More +

Brief 88491 JUL 01, 2011

Smoke-free workplaces (English)

Smoking harms the health of smokers and those around them. Smokers are at far higher risks of strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases; cancers of the lungs, mouth, larynx, bladder, pancreas, kidneys and stomach; emphysema, bronchitis, and tuberculosis. ... See More +

Brief 53656 APR 01, 2011

Russian, Spanish, French

Tobacco control (English)

The note looks at tobacco from the health perspective, and at how to reduce its use, since smoking is becoming the single biggest cause of death worldwide, particularly affecting the developing countries, where most of the world's smokers live. ... See More +

Brief 23179 FEB 01, 2011

Russian, Spanish, French

Tobacco quitlines at a glance (English)

Quitlines are telephone-based tobacco cessation services. Since the late 1980’s, quitlines have been established in many countries, states and provinces, varying greatly in scale and sophistication. ... See More +

Brief 88492 FEB 01, 2011

Towards a political economy of tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries (English)

This study provides the basis for constructing a political economy of tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The authors first undertook a literature review of tobacco control in LMICs to explore the forces that oppose the adoption, implementation, and enforcement of tobacco control strategies. ... See More +

Working Paper 54632 AUG 01, 2009

Bump, J.B.; Reich, M.R.; Adeyi, O.; Khetrapal, S.;

Put your money where your butt is : a commitment contract for smoking cessation (English)

The authors designed and tested a voluntary commitment product to help smokers quit smoking. The product (CARES) offered smokers a savings account in which they deposit funds for six months, after which they take a urine test for nicotine and cotinine. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4985 JUL 01, 2009

Gine, Xavier; Zinman, Jonathan; Karlan, Dean

So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone ? (English)

Tobacco use, which is rising quickly in developing countries, kills 5.4 million people a year worldwide. This paper explores the impacts of mobile phone ownership on tobacco consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4657 JUN 01, 2008

Labonne, Julien; Chase, Robert S.

So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone? (English)

Tobacco use, which is rising quickly in developing countries, kills 5.4 million people a year worldwide. This paper explores the impacts of mobile phone ownership on tobacco consumption. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44837 JUN 01, 2008

Labonne, Julien; Chase, Robert S

Progression of tobacco control policies : lessons from the United States and implications for global action (English)

This paper examines the historical experience of tobacco control in the last five decades and shares important lessons of public health interventions to inform current and future tobacco control programs in other countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 44303 MAY 01, 2008

Novotny, Thomas E.; Mamudu, Hadii M.:

Burley tobacco clubs in Malawi : nonmarket institutions for exports (English)

This paper studies nonmarket institutions that facilitate exports. In Malawi, as in many other developing countries, farmers face numerous constraints that disconnect them from export markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4561 MAR 01, 2008

Negri, Mariano; Porto, Guido G.

Brazil : the role of the tobacco control program in curbing smoking (English)

Available evidence indicates that there was a significant decline in smoking in Brazil between 1989 and 2006. About two decades ago, the government launched a tobacco control program, with a marked acceleration of efforts since 1990, focusing on non-price interventions such as bans on advertising, restrictions on smoking in public places, and other activities. ... See More +

Brief 44689 MAR 01, 2008

Iglesias, Roberto; Pinto, Marcia; Godinho, Joana; Jha, Prabhat; Costa e Silva, Vera Luiza da Portuguese

Brazil : the role of the tobacco control program in curbing smoking : Brasil : o papel do programa nacional de controle do tabagismo em seu esforco para controlar o tabagismo (Portuguese)

Available evidence indicates that there was a significant decline in smoking in Brazil between 1989 and 2006. About two decades ago, the government launched a tobacco control program, with a marked acceleration of efforts since 1990, focusing on non-price interventions such as bans on advertising, restrictions on smoking in public places, and other activities. ... See More +

Brief 44689 MAR 01, 2008

Iglesias, Roberto; Pinto, Marcia; Godinho, Joana; Jha, Prabhat; Costa e Silva, Vera Luiza da English

Tobacco control in Brazil (English)

The objective of this study was to assess the smoking situation in Brazil, and the role of the tobacco control program, and compare it to experience in other countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 40835 AUG 01, 2007

Iglesias, Roberto; Godinho, Joana; Jha, Prabhat; Pinto, Marcia; da Costa e Silva, Vera Luiza

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Prevention of health risk factors in Latin America and the Caribbean : governance of five multi sectoral efforts : Prevencion de factores de riesgo de la salud en America Latina y el Caribe : gobernanza de cinco esfuerzos multisectoriales (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 87821 Working Paper English
Prevention of health risk factors in Latin America and the Caribbean : governance of five multi sectoral efforts (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 87821 Working Paper Spanish
Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean : governance of multisectoral activities to prevent risk factors for non-communicable diseases : Promoviendo una vida saludable en America Latina y el Caribe : gobernanza de intervenciones multisectoriales para la prevencion de factores de riesgo de enfermedades no transmisibles (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 83277 Publication English
Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean : governance of multisectoral activities to prevent risk factors for non-communicable diseases (English)
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DEC 05, 2013 83277 Publication Spanish
Risking your health : causes, consequences, and interventions to prevent risky behaviors (English)
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NOV 18, 2013 82470 Publication
Governance of multi-sectoral interventions to promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75189 Brief
Turkey - econometric analysis of youth smoking behavior in Turkey (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 69504 Social Analysis
Myths and facts of tobacco control (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 88491 Brief
Smoke-free workplaces (English)
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APR 01, 2011 53656 Brief Russian, Spanish, French
Tobacco control (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 23179 Brief Russian, Spanish, French
Tobacco quitlines at a glance (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 88492 Brief
Towards a political economy of tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 54632 Working Paper
Put your money where your butt is : a commitment contract for smoking cessation (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 WPS4985 Policy Research Working Paper
So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 WPS4657 Policy Research Working Paper
So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone? (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 44837 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Progression of tobacco control policies : lessons from the United States and implications for global action (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 44303 Working Paper
Burley tobacco clubs in Malawi : nonmarket institutions for exports (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4561 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil : the role of the tobacco control program in curbing smoking (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 44689 Brief Portuguese
Brazil : the role of the tobacco control program in curbing smoking : Brasil : o papel do programa nacional de controle do tabagismo em seu esforco para controlar o tabagismo (Portuguese)
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MAR 01, 2008 44689 Brief English
Tobacco control in Brazil (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 40835 Working Paper