Global Tobacco Control Updates
New Tobacco Atlas Finds Tobacco Industry's Profit Was Equivalent to US$6,000 for Each Death Caused by Tobacco13 Apr 2012
The American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation have released The Tobacco Atlas, Fourth Edition, a reference tool for advocates to use in the global fight for strong tobacco control. The tool contains information on tobacco products, rates of tobacco use, harms and deaths caused by tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, economic costs of tobacco, the tobacco industry, and effective solutions for preventing and reducing tobacco use. The Tobacco Atlas website, which will be updated to provide the best and most recent evidence available, also includes country fact sheets.
Full Citation: Eriksen M, Mackay J, Ross H. The Tobacco Atlas 4th Ed. Brighton, UK: American Cancer Society; 2012. Available at http://tobaccoatlas.org/.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a non-governmental organization with a presence in more than 20 countries. It works to prevent cancer and help cancer victims, conducts research to find cancer cures, and fights back by supporting laws to defeat cancer and rallying people across the globe to join the fight.
The World Lung Foundation (WLF) was established in 2004 in response to the global epidemic of lung disease. It works to improve global health by improving local health capacity, supporting operational research, developing public policy and delivering public education.
If you have questions about this resource or how to use it in your advocacy efforts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.