Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Tobacco causes nearly six million deaths annually, killing up to half of its users as well as individuals exposed to second-hand smoke. Health effects of tobacco consumption increase the cost of health care and delay economic development. Measures of tobacco control are necessary to stop the epidemic of deaths and health impairments. The term “tobacco control” refers to any public health care measures aimed to reduce social, economic and health effects of tobacco consumption. Learn more about initiatives designed to restrict the use of tobacco and its effects on in this book.