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This year's report features new methodology to reflect the updated 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs as communities adopt stronger, more health-protective policies to improve public health and eliminate tobacco-caused death and disease.
Since any comprehensive tobacco control program may take several years to yield results, rates were compared for a period of 15 years (1995 to 2010).
However, rates continue to increase among older women in many countries, indicating a need for more concentrated efforts to initiate or expand comprehensive tobacco control programs across the globe to curtail future tobacco-related lung cancer deaths.
To be effective, though, a comprehensive tobacco control program must be sustained and contain strong, consistently enforced, and well-funded anti-smoking policies.
California Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program uses a comprehensive framework that is based on the National Cancer Institute's "Standards for Comprehensive Smoking Prevention and Control" (http://www.
In addition, the coalition urged the new president to commit to a comprehensive tobacco control program within the United States, ratify an international tobacco-control treaty, and support efforts by nongovernmental organizations to assist cancer survivors.
Researchers were able to quantify the link between comprehensive tobacco control programs and a decrease in adult smoking -- observing a decline in prevalence from 29.
CDC has established guidelines for comprehensive tobacco control programs, including recommended funding levels, in Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs (CDC 1999; hereafter called Best Practices).