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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 14:27

Cost-effectiveness of a smokeless tobacco control...

Evaluation of a 2009 Indian mass media campaign based on “a nationally representative household survey of 2898 smokeless tobacco users was evaluated using “a standard cost-effectiveness methodology.”
“It successfully generated 17 259 148 additional quit attempts, 431 479 permanent quits and 120 814 deaths averted. The cost per benefit was US$0.06 per quit attempt,

US$2.6 per permanent quit and US$9.2 per death averted.” Study results suggest that tobacco control mass media campaigns can be cost-effective and are economically justified in low-income and middle-income countries.
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