Pharmacoeconomics: theory and practice
№3, 2014, Vol.2
The article covers various aspects of smoking in Russia and around the world. High prevalence of tobacco smoking and difficulties in combating it are shown. Scientific theories are presented to explain the occurrence of nicotine addiction and the difficulty in overcoming it. The widespread use of smokeless tobacco products and electronic means of nicotine delivery necessitates the development of new standards and legislative approaches that take into account the possibility of reducing harm to health and providing additional motivation to quit smoking.