How to accelerate an end to adult smoking? The International Commission's recommendations

Worldwide there are over 1.1 billion people who use tobacco. Nearly 8 million die each year from tobacco-related causes and an estimated 200 million disability-adjusted life-years are lost. The International Commission to Reignite the Fight Against Smoking was established with the belief that efforts to prevent premature death and disease from tobacco use require much greater imagination and ambition. 
The possibility of dramatic change has emerged, driven by new technologies that deliver nicotine without combustion. These technologies significantly reduce harm, so that smokers who are unable to quit can turn to alternatives that have a far lower risk of sickening or killing them. This approach, based on scientific research and supported by intelligent public policy, holds the best hope for finally ending the scourge of tobacco use—especially for those in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), who have been largely neglected by international organizations and their own governments.
The Commission Report offers facts, analysis, and recommendations aimed at reinvigorating a noble effort that has stalled, mired in an outdated paradigm that has been superseded by new technology, new ideas, and new concerns for neglected communities. The commission will also recommend a set of actions to accelerate an end to adult smoking and other toxic tobacco use.
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