Governments around the world will not reach the Sustainable Development Goal of sharply reducing premature deaths unless “urgent action” is taken, according to a WHO report published today in The Lancet.

Recent UK studies show that the burden of lung disease—which kills more than 115,000 annually in the country—has not dropped in the past decade. The problem can be chalked up to lung disease’s image problem, tied to the stigma attached to smokers and a lack of awareness…