smoking http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/taxonomy/term/6048/all en Campaign Art: What’s the real cost of smoking? http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/campaign-art-what-s-real-cost-smoking <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><strong>People, Spaces, Deliberation bloggers present exceptional campaign art from all over the world. These examples are meant to inspire.</strong><br /><br /> The real cost of smoking is high, especially high on your health. According to the <a href="http://www.who.int/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">World Health Organization</a> (WHO), <a href="http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs339/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">tobacco kills around 6 million people each year, out of which 600,000 are the results of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.</a> The cost of smoking is also high on the global economy, as smoking burdens global health systems, hinders economic development, and deprives families of financial resources that could have been spent on education, food, shelter, or other needs.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/health/brief/world-bank-and-tobacco-control-the-facts" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Tobacco use is the world’s leading underlying cause of preventable death</a>. It contributes to a great number of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), <a href="http://www.wpro.who.int/tobacco/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">which account for 63% of all deaths</a>. <strong>Prevention of tobacco use can significantly decrease the number of preventable deaths worldwide, encourage economic development, reduce poverty, encourage healthy lifestyle choices and support </strong><a href="http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/1&amp;Lang=E" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Sustainable Development Goals</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br /><br /> In order to prevent and reduce youth tobacco use, in February 2014 the <a href="http://www.fda.gov/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">U.S. Food and Drug Administration</a> (FDA) put forward a national public education campaign titled “<a href="http://www.fda.gov/tobaccoproducts/publichealtheducation/publiceducationcampaigns/therealcostcampaign/default.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Real Cost</a>.” The following video is a part of this campaign:<br />  <div class="asset-wrapper asset aid-318 asset-video"> <strong > The Real Cost Commercial: &quot;Hacked&quot; (:30) </strong> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-asset-video-file field-type-emvideo field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="360" data="//www.youtube.com/v/t0ujgVvgIXQ"> <param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/t0ujgVvgIXQ" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> </object> </div></div></div></div> </div> <p> Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0ujgVvgIXQ" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov</a></p> </div></div></div> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:35:00 +0000 Darejani Markozashvili 7619 at http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere Campaign Art: Break the Chain http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/campaign-art-break-chain <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><P><A href="http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/" target=_blank>People, Spaces, Deliberation</A> bloggers present exceptional campaign art from all over the world. These examples are meant to inspire.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OH14tN9x3y4" frameBorder=0 width=500 height=315 allowfullscreen=""></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</div></div></div> Wed, 23 May 2012 17:37:58 +0000 Kalliope Kokolis 5995 at http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere If You Won't Quit, We'll Make You http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/state-sponsored-public-sphere-0 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grantuking/2855974570/"><img border="0" hspace="0" alt="" align="left" width="200" height="267" src="/files/publicsphere/smoking.jpeg" /></a>Yesterday, I attended a session of the <a target="_blank" href="http://wbi.worldbank.org/wbi/topics/health-systems">World Bank Institute&rsquo;s Flagship Course on Health</a>, attended by health specialists from various countries.&nbsp; An expert panel shared experiences of using communication and persuasion toward bringing about pro health outcomes.&nbsp; Several success stories were shared on applying behavior change communication in areas such as hygiene and sanitation, nutrition and education, and immunization in Africa and Asia.&nbsp; Complementary to this focus on individual and social change was a presentation by Patricia Sosa, Esq. on experiences of the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/index.php">Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; The organization advocates for policy change in various countries and the core of their strategy is changing the rules of the game to reduce tobacco use.</p> </div></div></div> Fri, 23 Oct 2009 16:17:08 +0000 Antonio Lambino 5290 at http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere