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Which countries are the best on tobacco control? A Quantitative Analysis of the MPOWER 2017
 
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WHO Collaborating Center on Tobacco Control
Publication date: 2018-06-13
 
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2018;4(Supplement):A154
 
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Introduction:
The World Health Organization (WHO) introduced a package to parties including six main policies (MPOWER) to control tobacco use. Our objective was to perform a quantitative analysis of MPOWER in countries and regions to make challenges between parties. Methods: This cross-sectional study collected information using pages 136 to 149 of the 2017 MPOWER report by a validated check list with 10 criteria and possible maximum score 37. The scores were summed and presented in a descending order for 6 regions.

Methods:
This cross-sectional study collected information using pages 136 to 149 of the 2017 MPOWER report by a validated check list with 10 criteria and possible maximum score 37. The scores were summed and presented in a descending order for 6 regions.

Results:
23 Countries which had at least 85% of total score (32 from 37) were as:, United Kingdom, Turkey and Costa Rica 36, Brazil, Panama and Australia 35, Surinam, Colombia, Iran and New Zealand 34, Portugal, Russia, Ireland, Seychelles, Mauritius, Canada, Uruguay and Argentina 33, Romania, Estonia, Denmark, Spain and Norway 32.

Conclusions:
These 23 countries may observe as the best model. Comparison of scores of different countries in this respect can be beneficial since it creates a challenge for the countries to achieve a higher rank.

Funding:
None

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