TOWARDS 2025: Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent and Control Non-communicable Disease in Hong Kong

Target 9: Improve availability of affordable basic technologies and essential medicines to treat major NCD Target 8: Prevent heart attacks and strokes through drug therapy and counselling Target 7: Halt the rise in diabetes and obesity Target 6: Contain the prevalence of raised blood pressure Target 5: Reduce tobacco use Target 4: Reduce salt intake Target 3: Reduce physical inactivity Target 2: Reduce harmful use of alcohol Target 1: Reduce premature mortality from NCD Home

Target 5: Reduce tobacco use

Together, we will work to achieve the following target by 2025:

A 30% relative reduction in prevalence of current tobacco use in persons aged 15+ years

Tobacco kills people prematurely. On average, tobacco users lose 15 years of life. Up to half of all tobacco users will die of tobacco related causes. Smoking contributes to 14% of all deaths from non-communicable diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and lung disease.

Factsheet: Target 5


Useful Link

Department of Health: Tobacco and Alcohol Control Office
Health Promotion & Publications


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