Tobacco Control in Africa – People , Politics and Policies

  title={Tobacco Control in Africa – People , Politics and Policies},
  author={Jeffrey M. Drope},
The harmful effects of tobacco use pose an imminent threat to the health of African people. As the tobacco epidemic shows signs of waning in some northern countries, a combination of factors such as low prevalence rates, young and burgeoning populations, growing disposable incomes, and aggressive and unscrupulous advertising by multi-national tobacco companies threatens to create a massive tobacco-related burden of disease in Africa, which will add grimly to existing public health challenges… CONTINUE READING