World No Tobacco Day 2017

World No Tobacco Day 2017 - Monitoring the Global Tobacco Epidemic to Inform Tobacco Control Efforts

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Monitoring the Global Tobacco Epidemic to Inform Tobacco Control Efforts
Approximately 6 million people die each year from tobacco-related illnesses. If trends continue, that number will rise to 8 million each year by 2030.

80% of premature deaths from tobacco use occur in low and middle income countries.

WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 20 calls for global surveillance of tobacco use, exposure to secondhand smoke, and tobacco-related health outcomes.

GATS Monitors Six Topic Areas

  • Tobacco Use
  • Cessation
  • Second Hand Smoke
  • Economics
  • Media
  • Knowledge, Attitude & Perception

As of May 2017

GATS is active in over 30 countries covering 70% of the world’s adult population.

A total of 9 countries have repeated GATS over multiple years.
Over 500,000 adults aged 15 or older have been interviewed globally.

Datasets and fact sheets from more than 30 countries are available for public use.

GATS data can help inform tobacco control efforts globally.

Visit the GTSSData website to access GATS datasets and fact sheets:
www.cdc.gov/tobacco/GTSSData

Page last reviewed: July 7, 2017
Content source: Global Health