To deter NCDs, mind the youth and adolescents

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The key risk behaviours among youth include tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet

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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are among the major health and development challenges of the 21st Century. They inflict pain on the socioeconomic fabric of, particularly low- and middle-income countries. Amid the fight to curb the spread of Covid-19, Kenya cannot afford to ignore the increasing burden of NCDs.

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