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Region of the Americas | GYTS
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Philippines | GATS
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.