NCDs, tobacco control and the FCTC

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: The three key steps for progress on tobacco control in LMICs are (1) increase investment in capacity building in LMICs; (2) Strengthen commitment and collaboration across government; and (3) stop the tobacco industry from interfering with health policy
Key facts and stats: (1) More than 15,000 people around the world die every day due to tobacco use, in addition to more than 1,000 people who die every day to passive smoking; (2) Tobacco-related deaths are set to double in LMICs by 2030; (3) In LICs, household spending on tobacco can reach up to 10% of total expenditures
Main focus: NCDs
Other topics addressed: MDGs; FCTC
Source: NCD Alliance
Year: 2011

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