31.05.2021 | Global | GATS

Cessation Success Stories: Highlights from GTSS Academy

Globally, tobacco use causes 8 million deaths annually. While nearly 780 million people say they want to quit worldwide, only 30% of individuals have access to the tools and resources to help overcome their addiction. This year, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World No Tobacco Day theme is focused on “Commit to Quit” which promotes and offers various initiatives and digital solutions to support quitting tobacco use.

16.02.2018 | 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.

16.02.2018 | 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.

09.11.2017 | 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.

24.05.2017 | 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.

27.05.2016 | 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.