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Influence of the WHO framework convention on tobacco control on tobacco legislation and policies in sub-Saharan Africa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2018
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Title
Influence of the WHO framework convention on tobacco control on tobacco legislation and policies in sub-Saharan Africa
Published in
BMC Public Health, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5827-5
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Authors

Jennifer P. Wisdom, Pamela Juma, Beatrice Mwagomba, Catherine Ndinda, Clarisse Mapa-Tassou, Felix Assah, Misheck Nkhata, Shukri F. Mohamed, Oladepo Oladimeji, Opeyemi Oladunni, Mojisola Oluwasanu, Saliyou Sanni, Jean-Claude Mbanya, Catherine Kyobutungi

Abstract

The World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, enforced in 2005, was a watershed international treaty that stipulated requirements for signatories to govern the production, sale, distribution, advertisement, and taxation of tobacco to reduce its impact on health. This paper describes the timelines, context, key actors, and strategies in the development and implementation of the treaty and describes how six sub-Saharan countries responded to its call for action on tobacco control. A multi-country policy review using case study design was conducted in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, and Togo. All documents related to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and individual country implementation of tobacco policies were reviewed, and key informant interviews related to the countries' development and implementation of tobacco policies were conducted. Multiple stakeholders, including academics and activists, led a concerted effort for more than 10 years to push the WHO treaty forward despite counter-marketing from the tobacco industry. Once the treaty was enacted, Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, and Togo responded in unique ways to implement tobacco policies, with differences associated with the country's socio-economic context, priorities of country leaders, industry presence, and choice of strategies. All the study countries except Malawi have acceded to and ratified the WHO tobacco treaty and implemented tobacco control policy. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control provided an unprecedented opportunity for global action against the public health effects of tobacco including non-communicable diseases. Reviewing how six sub-Saharan countries responded to the treaty to mobilize resources and implement tobacco control policies has provided insight for how to utilise international regulations and commitments to accelerate policy impact on the prevention of non-communicable diseases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 63 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 22%
Researcher 11 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 11%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 4 6%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 12 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 16%
Social Sciences 7 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 6 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Other 7 11%
Unknown 16 25%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 May 2020.
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#2,413,719
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#6
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