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Accelerated tobacco control

The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 6 April 2011

The priority for immediate action is to achieve a suggested global goal by 2040 of a world essentially free fro

less than 5% of the population use tobacco. Full implementation of four of the Framework on Tobacco Control

would avert 5·5 million deaths over 10 years in 23 low-income and middle-income countries with a high burden

important outcome from the UN HLM will be renewed resolve to accelerate the full implementation of all as

(panel 4). This action will have immediate health and economic benefits because reduction in exposure to

direct and second hand, will reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease within 1 year and thus health expenses.

Download PDF : Priority actions for the NCD crisis The Lancet 2011

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