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Stop neglecting treatment for tobacco dependence

Countries must start taking seriously their responsibility to provide treatment to tobacco users who want to stop, says a Comment article published in The Lancet. 

Only 15 percent of the world’s population has access to cessation treatment, although it’s required by the global tobacco control treaty (WHO FCTC) says the article, written by FCAers Martin Raw, Judith Mackay and Srinath Reddy. 

The FCTC’s 180 parties account for nearly 90 percent of the world’s people. 

4x more effective

The authors point out that just five percent of users who try to quit unaided remain successful after one year while those receiving support are roughly four times more likely to succeed. 

“We urge countries to implement the FCTC’s article 14 guidelines and to prioritise measures that will reach their entire populations, using measures that are affordable,” conclude the authors. 

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Stop neglecting treatment for tobacco dependence

 

Countries must start taking seriously their responsibility to provide treatment to tobacco users who want to stop, says an article published in The Lancet.

 

Only 15 percent of the world’s population has access to cessation treatment, although it’s required by the global tobacco control treaty (WHO FCTC) says the article, written by FCAers Martin Raw, Judith Mackay and Srinath Reddy.

 

The FCTC’s 180 parties account for nearly 90 percent of the world’s people.

 

The authors point out that five percent of users who try to quit unaided remain successful after one year while those receiving support are roughly four times more likely to succeed.

 

“We urge countries to implement the FCTC’s article 14 guidelines and to prioritise measures that will reach their entire populations, using measures that are affordable,” conclude the authors.

 

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