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close this bookFact sheet No 222: Tobacco - Dependence - April 1999 (WHO, 1999, 3 p.)
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Tobacco Dependence

The worldwide epidemic of tobacco-related disease and death continues to worsen as tobacco use spreads. Millions of lives could be saved with effective treatment for tobacco dependence. However, such treatment is currently unavailable for many tobacco users throughout the world. For this reason, the World Health Organization, in preparation for World No-Tobacco Day 1999 (May 31), offers the following information and recommendations to governments, organizations, health-care professionals, and tobacco users and non-users worldwide.