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Region of the Americas | GYTS

A World No Tobacco Day Celebration in a Pandemic Scenario

This year, World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) occurs amidst an unprecedented global crisis caused by COVID-19, which is demanding intense collaboration from governments, health systems and the entire population. There is evidence demonstrating that smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19. As such, there is no better time for tobacco smokers to quit and for countries to strengthen their tobacco control laws.

Global | TQS

Promoting Sustainable and Integrated Noncommunicable Disease Surveillance

Tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable death in the world and a risk factor for four major noncommunicable diseases (NCDs): cancer; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; and chronic respiratory diseases.

Australia | GATS

Community-Based Surveys Are Informing Local Smoking Campaigns for Indigenous Australians

Australia is a global leader in tobacco control with a comprehensive strategy that includes advertising restrictions, tax excise and mass media campaigns initiated from the late 1980s.

Global | GYTS

Global Youth Tobacco Surveillance: An Example of Data Dissemination in the Region of the Americas

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Tobacco use causes an estimated 7 million deaths annually, including about 890,000 deaths from secondhand smoke exposure.

Global | TQS

Sustainably Monitoring Tobacco Use Through the Tobacco Questions for Surveys Global Initiative

The TQS Global Initiative aims to include partnerships with international surveillance systems, research organizations (e.g. statistical agencies) and countries (e.g. ministries of health) that all share the same interest in incorporating and promoting TQS.

India | GATS

Recent Survey Results Show India Improved in Several Tobacco Control Measures Since 2009

With a population of over 1.3 billion, India is the second-most populous country in the world. According to recently released findings from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), currently 266.8 million adults in India use tobacco.

Global | GYTS

Tracking the Global Tobacco Epidemic Among Youth

Tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality worldwide—with nearly 6 million deaths caused by tobacco use every year. Cigarette smoking is the most common form of tobacco use in a majority of countries, and most adult smokers start smoking before the age of 18.

Ethiopia | GATS

Action Is Needed to Keep Smoking Rates Low in Ethiopia

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the world, resulting in about 7 million deaths annually. While tobacco use in sub-Saharan Africa has stayed relatively low, consumption is rising as tobacco companies seek new markets for their products and grow their consumer base.

African Region | GATS; GYTS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Provides Technical Assistance to Enhance Research and Scientific Capacity for Tobacco Control in the World Health Organization Africa Region

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death and disability in the world, with approximately 6 million deaths each year due to tobacco-related illnesses.

Tanzania |

Fighting the Tobacco Epidemic in Tanzania: The Story of a Field Epidemiologist

Along the coast of the Indian Ocean, lies Dar es Salaam—one of the busiest cities in Africa and the commercial hub of Tanzania.

Philippines | GATS

World No Tobacco Day 2016—Tobacco Surveillance in Barangay Looc, Province of Zambales, Philippines; Reflections on the Global Tobacco Control Branch’s Worldwide Impact

I recently traveled to the Philippines to conduct a pretest training for the Philippine Ministry of Health and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The training included five days in the classroom and two days of fieldwork.