Global Public Health


PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public health

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Health Policy | Public Administration | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

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The use and abuse of Alcohol and Tobacco are two concerns of public health care system in Australia. In 1995, 3.2 adults in Australia were identified at risk of developing chronic conditions from smoking tobacco. This was equivalent to around 23.5% of the adult population (quitnow). Tobacco is associated with an increased risk of a wide range of health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, renal disease, eye disease and respiratory conditions such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis. Higher infant and young adult mortality rate. Tobacco products are also linked to habitual forming good making the user depending on their use. The epidemiologic research on the number of death tolls in Australia of men who smoke in 2010 where 15-19.9% which puts Australia at higher risk of mortality compared to countries in the developing regions. Young adults 18 and older are the most identifiable age characteristics of the population at risk. High income groups are another identifiable population characteristic that is affected by smoking and tobacco products (Australian Bureau of Statistics). The current laws in Australia advocates for the prevention of smoking through the anti-smoking mass media campaign between 2014-2016. No laws are set by the government to reach a completely smoke free environment. However, Australia’s health insurance partially covers all costs for his/her support tobacco dependences (WHO). Andrea’s research looks into behavioral patterns of the user with illicit substance disorder and compares that research with persons of the United States in developing a more effective health and clinical intervention to reduce smoking behavior. Persons of tobacco can be a preventative public health intervention with the proper implementation of legislative policies and clinical support systems to reduce the risk of specific identified persons on a demographic subgroup.

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