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Stewart, Bernard W and Wild, Christopher P, eds. [WHO] (2014) World cancer report 2014. Lyon: International Agency for Research on Cancer. 632 p.

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The impacts of tobacco, obesity, and infections are just part of a broad spectrum of other agents and risk factors that contribute to cancer development and that, together, influence the striking geographical heterogeneity in incidence rates. Certain of these risk factors are non-modifiable, for example race, familial genetic background, and reproductive and hormonal history. Exposure to carcinogens may result from what are often characterized as lifestyle choices, which include alcohol consumption and behaviour in relation to avoidable sun exposure.

Includes chapters:
2.2 Tobacco smoking and smokeless tobacco use. Genetic susceptibility to tobacco-related cancers p.88
2.3 Alcohol consumption p.96
4.1 Changing behaviours – tobacco control Australia’s plain packaging of tobacco products Tobacco and China p.268


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:WHO
Date:2014
Pages:632 p.
Publisher:International Agency for Research on Cancer
Place of Publication:Lyon
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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)
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
G Health and disease > Public health
VA Geographic area > International aspects
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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