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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 | 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.
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.