12.4. Overcoming State Addiction to Tobacco Industry

  1. Hamid Ghodse2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,
  3. Mario Maj4 and
  4. Norman Sartorius5
  1. Robert West

Published Online: 18 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch25

Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance Abuse Disorders

How to Cite

West, R. (2009) Overcoming State Addiction to Tobacco Industry, in Substance Abuse Disorders (eds H. Ghodse, H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch25

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 Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2-16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK

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



  • overcoming state addiction - to tobacco industry;
  • tobacco use, and cigarette smoking - more deaths, than from other forms of substance misuse;
  • states, overcoming addiction to tobacco industry - being better off, without their dependence on tobacco;
  • nongovernmental organizations - playing a significant role here;
  • every country, challenges and opportunities - with regard to tobacco control interventions;
  • UK, ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) - by British doctors, on government's inaction of dangers of smoking;
  • ASH's role in the UK, 960s and 1970s - training, mentoring and support, campaigning and advisory bodies;
  • issues, facing the world - getting governments to put effective tobacco-control policies;
  • achieving a deep realization - of the need for change, and planning effective campaigns


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