12.1. Challenges in Reducing the Disease Burden of Tobacco Smoking

  1. Hamid Ghodse2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,
  3. Mario Maj4 and
  4. Norman Sartorius5
  1. Coral Gartner and
  2. Wayne Hall

Published Online: 18 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch22

Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance Abuse Disorders

How to Cite

Gartner, C. and Hall, W. (2009) Challenges in Reducing the Disease Burden of Tobacco Smoking, in Substance Abuse Disorders (eds H. Ghodse, H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

  4. 5

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

Author Information

  1. School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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



  • commentaries, and challenges - reducing disease burden of tobacco smoking;
  • cigarette smoking, dominant form of tobacco use - in the developed world;
  • policies, to reduce tobacco smoking - in developed countries, dominated by demand-reduction strategies as taxation;
  • future of tobacco control - in developed countries;
  • smoking, largest preventable cause - of premature mortality, and FCTC provisions;
  • smoking-cessation rates, and nicotine-replacement therapy - gum, patches, inhalators, lozenges, sublingual tablets and nasal sprays;
  • harm-reduction strategies - supported in tobacco-control community;
  • new approaches to demand reduction - tobacco retail, displaying bans in developed countries;
  • steeper decline in smoking prevalence - major policy challenge;
  • radical approaches to tobacco control - reducing addictiveness of cigarettes, decrease in maximum nicotine content to zero


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Future of Tobacco Control in Developed Countries

  • References