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The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health challenges the world has ever faced, killing more than 8 million people around the world every year. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) provides a strong, concerted response to the global tobacco epidemic and its enormous health, social, environmental and economic costs. Despite significant global progress since the adoption of the WHO FCTC, many countries are still not adequately implementing policies that can save lives from tobacco, and progress in meeting the global target set by governments to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use by 30% by 2025 remains off-track.e

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