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    • Philipp Hessel
    • Andrea Bolinaga
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  • Analysis of global smoking prevalence trends from 2009 to 2017 demonstrates that, when implemented, national-level tobacco control policies are highly effective; however, considerable gaps remain in the universal adoption of anti-tobacco interventions.

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    • Marissa B. Reitsma
    • Emmanuela Gakidou
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    • Stephanie T. Chung
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  • A comprehensive strategy for the next steps to ensure vaccination of the global population against SARS-CoV-2 is now required, and key steps and challenges are detailed in this Perspective.

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