10. Tobacco Use: Prevention

  1. Hamid Ghodse4,
  2. Helen Herrman5,
  3. Mario Maj6 and
  4. Norman Sartorius7
  1. Adriana Blanco1,
  2. Vera da Costa e Silva2 and
  3. Maristela Monteiro3

Published Online: 18 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch20

Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance Abuse Disorders

How to Cite

Blanco, A., Silva, V. d. C. e. and Monteiro, M. (2009) Tobacco Use: Prevention, in Substance Abuse Disorders (eds H. Ghodse, H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 4

    International Centre for Drug Policy, St George's University of London, London, UK

  2. 5

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 6

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

  4. 7

    Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes, Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pan American Health Organization, 525 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA

  2. 2

    Rua Pinheiro Guimarães, 149 casa 145, 22281-080 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  3. 3

    Pan American Health Organization, 525 23rd St NW, Washington DC 20037, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745106

Online ISBN: 9780470975084



  • tobacco use;
  • Framework convention on Tobacco control;
  • smoking;
  • youth and tobacco


This chapter provides an overview of the global situation regarding tobacco use amongst youth, based on surveys undertaken in over 100 countries, and describes the key youth orientated tobacco reduction strategies recognized as preventive tobacco control measures providing the rational for each of the interventions and encompassing actions to denormalize tobacco use; reduce accessibility and affordability; provide information and regulate tobacco products.