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

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Reviews key lessons from the first two years of the National Cancer Institute’s Initiative on the Study and Implementation of Systems (ISIS) project, with a focus on the four key systems approaches to tobacco control: organizing, dynamics, networks, and knowledge.

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National Cancer Institute. Greater Than the Sum: Systems Thinking in Tobacco Control. Tobacco Control Monograph No. 18. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. NIH Pub. No. 06-6085, April 2007.

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Chapters and key topics covered within each chapter are listed below. Chapters generally include an introductory section, details on methodology, a chapter summary, research needs, and a reference list.

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