Protecting Children and Young People from Tobacco-Related Harm: A Review
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2012
© 2012 The Author(s) Children & Society © 2012 National Children's Bureau and Blackwell Publishing Limited.
How to Cite
Lewis, S. and Russell, A. (2012), Protecting Children and Young People from Tobacco-Related Harm: A Review. Children & Society. doi: 10.1111/j.1099-0860.2012.00472.x
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2012
- environmental tobacco smoke;
- secondhand smoke;
- smoking-related harm;
- young people
Tobacco use continues to be a serious public health issue. Although declining in middle- to high-income countries, smoking rates are often higher in disadvantaged communities and vulnerable groups. Knowledge about tobacco-related harm also tends to be incomplete. To date, legislation has focused on public domains, but the pressure to protect children in the home and other private spaces is fast becoming a focal point for potential legislation and intervention. Negotiating the boundary between privacy and protection is likely to become a matter of professional concern.