Health Protection Research Paper

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7HW019 Health Protection and Health Improvement
Postgraduate Block 2 2011/12

Student Name: ILONZO MBANEFO CHIBUZOR
Student Number: 1120352
Assessment 1 Feedback
Overall Marking Criteria

| A | B | C | D | E | F | Ability to synthesise and evaluate current evidence on a specified public health topic is demonstrated | | | | | | | Demonstration of sound understanding of the nature and scope of the public health topic | | | | | | | Demonstration of critical understanding of theoretical approaches and models used to tackle complex public health problems | | | | | | | Information is correct and clearly reported | | | | | | | Work is clearly presented with few grammatical and spelling errors,
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This was based on strong evidence showing that tobacco control is cost- effective compared to other health interventions. It involved measures on price and taxes, exposure to tobacco smoke, the contents of tobacco products, product disclosures, packaging and labeling, education, communication, training and public awareness, tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship and reducing tobacco dependence (WHO, FCTC, 2004). According to WHO, within an interval of one year, several low and middle income countries who raised taxes on tobacco products yielded an average of about 60% reduction of tobacco smoking and saving lives. This has been the case in Turkey, Bangladesh, and …show more content…
(2010) Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. [online]. [Accessed 4 March 2012]. Available at: http://scholar.googleusercontent.com/scholar?q=cache:bNwYd13P2VIJ:scholar.google.com/+raising+taxes+on+tobacco+in+nigeria&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5

Guindon, G.E. and Boisclair, D. (2003) Past, current and future trends in tobacco use. [online]. [accessed 4 March 2012]. Available at: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/4q57d5vp#page-1

Harries, A.D., Chugh, K.S. and Neumann, T. (1986) Smoking habits and disease patterns amongst hospital patients in north-east Nigeria. The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene; 89(1): 37-41. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3746992

Naidoo, J. and Wills, J. (2000) Health promotion: foundations for practice . 3rd edition. United Kingdom: Baillière Tindall.
Nwhator, S.O. (2011) Nigeria's costly complacency and the global tobacco epidemic. Journal of public health policy [online] [Accessed 4 March 2012]. Available at: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jphp/journal/v33/n1/abs/jphp201158a.html Ojo, O., Lawani, A., Adedigba, M. and Nwhator, S. (2009) Influences on smoking behaviour of adolescents and young adults in a Nigerian university. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies [online] [Accessed 4 March 2012]. Available at:

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