It should strengthen the assessment of tobacco consumption and the impact of tobacco consumption. Currently, half of the countries as a whole, but two out of three in the developing world, lack minimal information about  youth and adult tobacco consumption.

In addition, there are insufficient data on other aspects of the epidemic, such as morbidity and mortality related to tobacco. Good surveillance provides information about the magnitude of the epidemic in a country as well as on how to adapt policies to specific country needs. Monitoring both global and country level is critical to understand and reverse the tobacco epidemic.

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