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Gravely, Shannon and Giovino, Gary A and Craig, Lorraine and Commar, Alison and Tursan d'Espaignet, Edouard and Schotte, Kerstin and Fong, Geoffrey T (2017) Implementation of key demand-reduction measures of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and change in smoking prevalence in 126 countries: an association study. The Lancet , 2 , (4) , e166-e174.

URL: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/P...

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) has mobilised efforts among 180 parties to combat the global tobacco epidemic. This study examined the association between highest-level implementation of key tobacco control demand-reduction measures of the WHO FCTC and smoking prevalence over the treaty's first decade. We used WHO data from 126 countries to examine the association between the number of highest-level implementations of key demand-reduction measures between 2007 and 2014 and smoking prevalence estimates between 2005 and 2015.

Implementation of key WHO FCTC demand-reduction measures is significantly associated with lower smoking prevalence, with anticipated future reductions in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. These findings validate the call for strong implementation of the WHO FCTC in the WHO's Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases 2013–2020, and in advancing the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 3, setting a global target of reducing tobacco use and premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by a third by 2030.


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