Priority actions for the NCD crisis

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: (1) NCDs contribute to poverty in a way that makes them a significant barrier to development in LMICs; (2) The most pressing priority for addressing the NCD crisis is tobacco control
Key facts and stats: (1) Tobacco use is responsible for 1 in 6 deaths related to NCDs; (2) Tobacco control interventions are pro-poor and would yield some of the greatest benefits among all interventions directed at NCDs
Notes: While focused on NCDs, this piece identifies tobacco control as one of five priority interventions for addressing the NCD crisis (which is connected to development)
Main focus: NCDs
Other topics addressed: Nutrition; physical activity; alcohol; technology
Source: Article in The Lancet
Year: 2011

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