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If We Can Measure It, We Can Manage It: Tracking the Global Tobacco Epidemic

Field interviewer interviewing a participant for GATS Bangladesh 2009

Identified as the most preventable causes of death and disease in the world, the tobacco use epidemic is expanding to many low-and middle-income countries. Approximately 6 million people die annually from tobacco. To put this into perspective, the number of annual deaths from tobacco is equivalent to 2,699 Titanic ships sinking every year. Surveillance has Read More >

Posted on by Lauren Bartell, MPH, CHES and Emily Ridgway, MPHLeave a commentTags , ,

A Call for Action: Responding to the Tobacco Epidemic and the Price of Cigarettes

Woman smoking tobacco

“Raising taxes to increase the price of tobacco products is the most effective means to reduce tobacco use and encourage smokers to quit.” – WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013 Real People, Real Stories Mehmet Nuhoğlu started smoking when he was in middle school at the age of 12 after hearing that real Read More >

Posted on by Samira Asma, DDS, MPH - Chief, CDC Global Tobacco Control Branch1 CommentTags , , ,

World No Tobacco Day Refocuses Attention on Important Goal

Every year, tobacco kills more than 440,000 people in the United States and 6 million people worldwide. If current rates of tobacco use continue unchecked, the number of people who die from tobacco-related illness will exceed 8 million a year by 2030 – and 1 billion in this century. In the United States, after decades Read More >

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