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WHO tobacco report: smoking cessation services must be stepped up

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 29 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4929
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Progress is being made in the fight against tobacco, but some countries are still not doing enough to help people quit smoking, according to the World Health Organization.1

In its 2019 global tobacco epidemic report, WHO said that only 23 countries have implemented cessation support policies at the best practice level, making this the most under-implemented recommended measure in terms of number of countries offering full coverage.

It added that …

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