12.3. Decreasing the Health Hazards of Tobacco: Necessary and Possible, but not Easy

  1. Hamid Ghodse2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,
  3. Mario Maj4 and
  4. Norman Sartorius5
  1. Ahmad Mohit

Published Online: 18 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch24

Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance Abuse Disorders

How to Cite

Mohit, A. (2009) Decreasing the Health Hazards of Tobacco: Necessary and Possible, but not Easy, in Substance Abuse Disorders (eds H. Ghodse, H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch24

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. Department of Psychiatry, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

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



  • decreasing health hazards of tobacco - necessary and possible, but not easy;
  • global condition of tobacco use - through World Health Organization's Atlas;
  • prevention, with emphasis on the youth;
  • comprehensive, holistic approach - to problems of tobacco use;
  • denormalization, changing social attitudes - towards a behaviour considered normal;
  • denormalization, taking away - normality of the behaviour of tobacco consumption;
  • World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC);
  • tobacco, still a legal - and easily attainable substance;
  • drugs, abused - not having many dangerous health consequences as tobacco;
  • cigarettes, available to people - in countries, with the most scientific, legal, civil and human restricting regulations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Conclusion

  • References