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Tobacco smoking and tobacco-related harm in the European Union with special attention to the new EU member states

Witold A. Zatónski and Marta Mónczuk

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter assesses the role of tobacco smoking as a cause of premature mortality in Europe, and its contribution to the health gap between the EU10 and EU15 countries, using several complementary ... More


Physical health consequences of child and adolescent obesity

John J. Reilly, Kerry-Anne Houston-Callaghan, Zoe Donaghey, and Shaza Hammed

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The aims of this chapter are as follows: to summarize evidence on the principal health consequences of child and adolescent obesity, in the short term (for the obese child/adolescent) and in the long ... More


Social inequality in dying

Barbara Hanratty and Louise Holmes

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter presents an overview of what we currently know about social inequalities in the experience of dying. A review of existing evidence for social variation in premature mortality, cause, and ... More


A mortality league table for Cabinet Ministers?

Danny Dorling

in Tackling inequalities: Where are we now and what can be done?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341464
eISBN:
9781447303633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341464.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter raises the question of whether there should be a league table for ministers. In answering this issue, it examines the extent to which there is a close distribution between voting ... More


Smoke-Filled Rooms: A Postmortem on the Tobacco Deal

W. Kip Viscusi

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857473
eISBN:
9780226857480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857480.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The 1998 out-of-court settlements of litigation by the states against the cigarette industry totaled $243 billion, making it the largest payoff ever in the U.S. civil justice system. Two key ... More


What Can a Commissioner Do About Health Inequalities?

Julie Sin

in Commissioning and a Population Approach to Health Services Decision-Making

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198840732
eISBN:
9780191876400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840732.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter looks at the role of a health services commissioning function (or equivalent planning function) in addressing health inequalities of access and outcomes of services. Working definitions ... More


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