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Magnusson, Roger [WHO] . (2017) Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law. Geneva: World Health Organization. 331 p.

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This report aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives. By encouraging a better understanding of how public health law can be used to improve the health of the population, the report aims to encourage and assist governments to reform their public health laws in order to advance the right to health.

The report highlights important issues that may arise during the process of public health law reform. It provides guidance about issues and requirements to be addressed during the process of developing public health laws. It also includes case studies and examples of legislation from a variety of countries to illustrate effective law reform practices and some features of effective public health legislation.

[Chapter 13: Tobacco control, . See also, mention of 'alcohol' throughout report.]


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Tobacco
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:WHO
Date:January 2017
Pages:331 p.
Publisher:World Health Organization
Place of Publication:Geneva
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking) > Tobacco smoke (cigarette law / policy)
G Health and disease > Public health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Health promotion
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance use laws > Drug laws
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance use laws > Alcohol (liquor licensing) laws
MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Marketing and public relations (advertising)
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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