Tobacco use declining in 150 countries: WHO

GENEVA – Tobacco use is declining in 150 countries, 56 of which are on track to achieve the global target of reducing tobacco use by 2025, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Results Report 2023.

The report also said that an additional 29 countries developed multi-sectoral national action plans on antimicrobial resistance during the biennium 2022-2023, bringing the total to 178 countries.

The agency released the report ahead of the 77th World Health Assembly on May 27 to June 1, which will showcase the achievements of key public health milestones, even amid greater global humanitarian health needs driven by conflict, climate change, and disease outbreaks. (WAM)