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[Viewpoint] Foundation for a smoke-free world

The current and future health effects of smoking are well described. More than 7 million deaths per year are attributable to smoking, and projections suggest 1 billion deaths this century.1 Over a decade ago, in my role to facilitate the establishment of WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), I warned about the potential for complacency in the years following the FCTC’s adoption.2 We knew that implementation of the FCTC would take decades, and that it would be challenged from the outset by constrained funding, shifting priorities and political will, weak human and institutional capacity, and continuing opposition from the tobacco industry.

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