By Ama deGraft Aikins, Charles Agyemang

Low and heart source of revenue international locations in Africa, Asia and Latin the US undergo an important share of the worldwide burden of power non-communicable ailments. This booklet synthesizes proof throughout nations that proportion related socio-economic, developmental and public overall healthiness profiles, together with swift urbanization, globalization and poverty. delivering insights on profitable and sustainable interventions and guidelines, it exhibits how you can gradual and opposite the emerging burden of power ailments in resource-poor settings

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It kills nearly 6 million people each year [61]. Over 5 million of these deaths are due to direct tobacco use, while more than 600,000 are due to nonsmokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. About 80% of the world’s 1 billion smokers reside in LMICs. 8% [65]. Generally, men in LMICs constitute higher proportions of individuals who use tobacco compared with their female counterparts. This high proportion is among Asian countries such as Nepal and the Federated States of Micronesia compared with sub-Saharan Africa.

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