New Tobacco Atlas estimates $35 billion tobacco industry profits and almost 6 million annual deaths
The American Cancer Society and the World Lung Foundation released the fourth edition of the Tobacco Atlas at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Singapore this month. The Tobacco Atlas website graphically depicts the tobacco epidemic, progress that has been made in tobacco control, and the latest tobacco products and tactics being used by tobacco companies. The interactive Tobacco Atlas makes the toll of tobacco more tangible for policy makers, public health practitioners, advocates and journalists as website users can create customizable charts, graphs, and maps. Click here to read a press release from the American Cancer Society and the World Lung Foundation about this newly-updated resource, and click here to visit the Tobacco Atlas website.
WHO releases global Mortality Attributable to Tobacco report
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report called “Mortality Attributable to Tobacco,” which gives information on deaths attributable to tobacco by country. The report concludes that 5% of all deaths from communicable diseases worldwide and 14% of deaths from non-communicable disease among adults older than thirty are attributable to tobacco use. Click here to learn more and click here to see the report.
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