PAHO laments the death of former Uruguayan president who fought the tobacco industry

December 6, 2020 Author: Pan American Health Organization Dr. Tabaré Vazquez was named an Americas Public Health Hero Washington, DC, December 6, 2020 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) marks with great sadness the passing of former Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez, who was distinguished in 2018 as a Public Health Hero of the Americas for his […]

Summary results of the global youth tobacco survey in selected countries of the WHO European Region (2020)

December 2020 Author: World Health Organization Download English (PDF, 3.08 MB) The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is one of the globally standardized surveys of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System. The GYTS is a school-based survey that collects data on tobacco use among young people in grades associated with ages 13–15 years and key tobacco-control indicators. […]

New WHO report reveals that while smoking continues to decline among European adolescents, the use of electronic cigarettes by young people is on the rise

December 2, 2020 Author: World Health Organization Tobacco use among young people in the WHO European Region remains a public health concern. Despite the overall downward trend, several countries of the Region observed an increase in tobacco use prevalence among young people in the latest round of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey. While cigarettes remain […]

New WHO report reveals that while smoking continues to decline among European adolescents, the use of electronic cigarettes by young people is on the rise

2 December, 2020 Author: World Health Organization Europe Tobacco use among young people in the WHO European Region remains a public health concern. Despite the overall downward trend, several countries of the Region observed an increase in tobacco use prevalence among young people in the latest round of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey. While cigarettes […]

Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2020

Tobacco Industry Interference Index PDF 3.2mb Implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Asian Countries, 2020     Tobacco Industry Interference Index PDF 3.2mb Implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in ASEAN Countries, 2020  

WHO FCTC head calls for multisectoral action on NCD-related SDGs through tobacco control

October 7, 2020 WHO FCTC During a week of high-level meetings at the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) co-sponsored a virtual side event on 24 September 2020 entitled Working with Member States to deliver the non-communicable disease-related Sustainable Development Goal targets during and […]

The Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control 2019-2025: focusing and intensifying efforts to implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

November 11, 2020 WHO FCTC This week would have been the week of the Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) with the global tobacco control community gathering in The Hague, the Netherlands for this important occasion. This of course is no longer possible due to […]

Supporting National Action for WHO FCTC Implementation in sub-Saharan Africa

March 23, 2020 Authors: Norwegian Cancer SocietyFramework Convention Alliance A Collaborative Project with Framework Convention Alliance Many low- and middle-income countries are yet to include accelerated implementation of the global tobacco control treaty, the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), in their overall national development agenda. Even when the FCTC has been […]

WHO: Tobacco responsible for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease

October 25, 2020 Mindanao Daily GENEVA–Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a new brief released today by the World Health Organization, World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day, marked on 29 September. This equates to one in five of all deaths from […]

Opinion: Tobacco — a slow-motion pandemic hindering achievement of the SDGs

November 5, 2020 Authors: Adriana Blanco Marquizo devex In an ideal world — more mindful of the value of life than of profit —  tobacco would never have been a legal product. Tobacco kills more than 8 million people globally every year; around 1.2 million of those deaths are nonsmokers exposed to second-hand smoke, many of them children. Today, […]