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Surveillance of Patterns and Consequences of Tobacco Use: U.S.A.

Giovino GA. Tobacco Control, 9: 232-233, 2000.

Surveillance of tobacco use can guide policy decisions, research initiatives, and the development and evaluation of intervention programs. An ideal surveillance system would monitor variables contained in the traditional epidemiologic model of agent (that is, various tobacco products), host (that is, smoker/user or potential smoker/user), vector (that is, tobacco product manufacturers), and environment (economic, cultural, political, and historical), with attention also given to the incidental host (that is, involuntary smoker). Although no country measures all of these components in an optimal fashion, the surveillance system in the USA is extensive. Some of the key components are noted.

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