23.08.2023 | Eastern Mediterranean Region | GYTS

Building on the COVID-19 response momentum: Targeted anti-tobacco media messages to confront the alarming tobacco consumption in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

In response to high tobacco use rates in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, the United Against Tobacco and COVID (UATC) initiative was launched in 2022 to create a strategic media campaign in four countries: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Palestinian Territories that called attention to the harms of smoking and encouraged quitting tobacco.

03.11.2021 | Global | GATS, GYTS

Addressing global tobacco control through research partnerships utilizing Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS) data

Tobacco use or exposure is a major global threat that kills eight million people annually, including one million non-smokers from second-hand smoke. The Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS) collects country-specific data to enhance country capacity to design, deploy and evaluate tobacco control interventions. To strengthen research partnerships and build capacity for such evaluations, the CDC Foundation, through funding from the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, released a Request for Interest (RFI) on May 27, 2021.

31.05.2020 | 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.

16.02.2018 | 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.

16.02.2018 | 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.

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.