A decade after introducing MPOWER, trend analysis of implementation of the WHO FCTC in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

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      Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications, 2020.
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      Background: Perfect implementation of the six priority policies advocated by the MPOWER package is the most important challenge for member states (MS) to reach tobacco control goals. Methods: A validated checklist set according to the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic was filled out five times based on biannual reports from 2011 to 2019 for 22 MS in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. It contained ten topics including smoking prevalence and seven elements of six MPOWER policies and compliances resulting with possible maximum score of 37. High score indicates better implementation. Results: The total score for the region increased from 416 in 2011 to 509 in 2019. Six countries (27% of the region) had more than 75% of total score, whereas 11 countries were between 50% and 75% and five countries had
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      http://www.lungindia.com/article.asp?issn=0970-2113;year=2020;volume=37;issue=2;spage=120;epage=125;aulast=Heydari; https://doaj.org/toc/0970-2113; https://doaj.org/toc/0974-598X
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