Improving the Implementation of Tobacco Control Policies in Low-and Middle-income Countries: A Proposed Framework (2019)

As outlined in the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), addressing the tobacco epidemic is most effectively done through policy responses such as tobacco taxes, smoke-free public places and bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Although tobacco control policies have been adopted across the globe, effective implementation continues to be a major challenge, particularly in low-income and middleincome countries (LMICs), where almost 80% of the world’s smokers reside and where the majority of tobacco-related deaths are occurring.8 In order to fully realise the public health benefit from FCTC policies, effective implementation is required. 

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