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WHO Report cites two papers of ZJU
Date:2011-10-10 10:57 

Every year, more than 5 million people around the world are dead due to smoking. The number may soar to 8 million in 2030 without any control. 80 percent of the victims live in developing countries. To curb the high-speed transmission of tobacco around the world, the World Health Organization established Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 1999, the world’s first global public health treaty which entered into force in 2005. WHO publishes Report On the Global Tobacco Epidemic to supervise the implementation of the Framework Convention.

This year’s “WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2011: warning about the dangers of tobacco” cites two papers of Professor Yang Tingzhong at School of Medicine, Zhejiang University.

The two papers are as follows:

1) Yang T*; Wu, Y;Dai Abdullah AS; Wu J; Xiang,H(2007). Attitudes and Behavioral Response toward Some Tobacco Control Measures From the FCTC Among Chinese Urban Residents. BMC, Public Health, 7:248.

2) Abdullah AS, Yang T*£¬Beard, J (2009) Predictors of women’s attitudes toward the WHO framework convention on tobacco control in urban China policies (2010). Journal of Women's Health, 19(5): 903-909.

For more information: http://tf-campus.com/attachments/2011-08/01-1314679542-10721.pdf

The Center of Tobacco Control was set up in 2007 by the School of Medicine in ZJU. This is the only tobacco control research center in China. The research center focuses on developing culturally appropriate tobacco control mode from multidisciplinary perspective so as to provide theory, approaches and tools for national tobacco control. A number of important tobacco control projects have been undertaken by the center. As a result, about 20 SSCI (SCI) papers have been published as the research fruits.