The tobacco endgame: the neglected role of place and environment

Graham Moon, Ross Barnett, Jamie Pearce, Lee Thompson, Liz Twigg

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    An increasing number of countries across the world are planning for the eradication of the tobacco epidemic. The actions necessary to realise this ambition have been termed the tobacco endgame. The focus of this paper is on the intersection between the tobacco endgame with place, a neglected theme in recent academic and policy debates. We begin with an overview of the key themes in the literature on endgame strategies before detailing the international landscape of engame initiatives, paying particular attention to the opportunities and challenges of endgame strategies in low and middle income countries. Finally, we critically assess the current endgame debates and suggest a novel agenda for integrating geographical perspectives into research on the endgame that provides enhanced understanding of the challenges associated with this important global health vision.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)271-278
    JournalHealth & Place
    Early online date7 Jul 2018
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2018


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