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Monograph 18: Greater Than the Sum: Systems Thinking in Tobacco Control

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The National Cancer Institute presents the 18th monograph in the Tobacco Control Monograph Series, Greater than the Sum: Systems Thinking in Tobacco Control. This monograph describes key lessons from the first two years of the Initiative on the Study and Implementation of Systems (ISIS). The ISIS project, funded by the National Cancer Institute, was one of the first major coordinated efforts to explore the application of systems thinking approaches and methodologies to public health.

Just as Monograph 1, Strategies to Control Tobacco Use in the United States: A Blueprint for Public Health Action in the 1990's, provided a groundbreaking approach to tobacco control, Monograph 18 gives those in tobacco control and in public health a new approach and a set of methodologies to achieve further change.

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