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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 110-111

Strengthening measures to quit tobacco and control the tobacco epidemic globally: World Health Organization


1 Vice-Principal Curriculum, Member of the Medical Education Unit and Institute Research Council, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava
Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) – Deemed to be University, Tiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu - 603 108
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DOI: 10.4103/jss.JSS_33_19

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Tobacco has been identified a major global public health concern and it has been a major factor affecting the growth and development of a nation. The findings of a recently released report have drawn our attention towards assisting people to quit tobacco, as it is a reality that the global targets cannot be achieved until the existing users decide to quit the same and are successful as well. Even though, many users have expressed their intention to quit, the ground reality is that a total of only 23 nations in today's date are offering a holistic package of services in this regard. In conclusion, despite the progress reported on the fight against tobacco, we are still short in many areas and thus there is an immense need to strengthen all the interventions, especially offering help to people to quit these deadly products.


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