COTPA Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act

CTFK Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

CVD cardiovascular disease

DALY disability-adjusted life year

DoD Department of Defense

DOTS Directly Observed Treatment Short

ECG electrocardiogram

EUROASPIRE European Action on Secondary Prevention by Intervention to Reduce Events

EVIPNet Evidence-Informed Policy Network

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization

FCTC Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

FDA Food and Drug Administration

FHI Family Health International

GDP gross domestic product

GNI gross national income

GSM Global System for Mobile Communications

GYAT Global Youth Action on Tobacco

GYM Global Youth Meet on Health

GYTS Global Youth Tobacco Survey

HAART highly active antiretroviral therapy

HDL high-density lipoprotein

HIV human immunodeficiency virus

HMN Health Metrics Network

HPA hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal

HRIDAY–SHAN Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth-Student Health Action Network

IC Health Initiative for Cardiovascular Health Research in the Developing Countries

ICER incremental cost-effectiveness ratio

IFBA International Food and Beverage Alliance

IFPMA International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufactureres and Associations

IHD ischemic heart disease

IHME Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

IMF International Monetary Fund



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