136 Countries Now Have Tobacco Control Policies; Progress Slow on Smoking Cessation Services

July 26, 2019

The last decade has seen dramatic progress in the fight against tobacco, with some 136 countries having implemented policies such as smoking bans in public places, higher taxes or graphic packaging on tobacco products. But there is a huge unmet demand for services to help smokers quit, a critical intervention that lags behind other tobacco control measures, according to the latest World Health Organization report on the tobacco epidemic, launched Friday.

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