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10 facts on the global tobacco epidemic

Man smoking tobacco through a pipe.
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Six policies to curb the epidemic

The six most effective policies that can curb the tobacco epidemic are outlined in WHO's MPOWER strategy:

Monitoring tobacco use and prevention
Protecting people from tobacco smoke
Offering help to quit tobacco use
Warning people about the dangers of tobacco
Enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
Raising taxes on tobacco

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