What is it about?

Tremendous, although insufficient, progress has been made on tobacco control during the past twenty years. Nevertheless, there are still open challenges, and several measures remain to be implemented soon: increasing tobacco taxes, banning the use of additives, implementing plain packaging, banning the tobacco industry’s corporate social responsibility activities, and counteract the undermining tactics of the tobacco industry.

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Why is it important?

We define the most important tobacco control measures to reduce the prevalence of smoking immediately


I think we can all agree that the reduction in tobacco use is not going fast enough. We propose some measures to expedite the decline. Agree or disagree with them. But, please, debate and propose ways to get rid of the scourge of tobacco use.

Armando Peruga
Institut d'Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge

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This page is a summary of: Tobacco control policies in the 21st century: achievements and open challenges, Molecular Oncology, February 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/1878-0261.12918.
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