Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Global data

Global Information System on Tobacco Control (GISTOC)

TFI is working to set up a global information system on tobacco control. The purpose of this project is two fold:

  • to promote and facilitate the exchange of standardized global tobacco data through online database systems, and
  • to assess progress towards the adoption of effective national tobacco control measures

The aim of the current page is to provide brief information on, and links to various global and regional databases with statistical information on tobacco related issues. Some of these databases are maintained by the Tobacco Free Initiative and other departments at the World Health Organization while some others are housed by its partners and other international agencies.

This is an area currently under development at the Tobacco Free Initiative and this page will be updated on a regular basis.

Related publications

Tobacco control country profiles

Collectively these country profiles present a composite picture of the status of the tobacco pandemic in the early 21st century.

The tobacco atlas

WHO's tobacco atlas provides detailed data from countries on the differences and similarities of the global tobacco control struggle.

Latest publications

World No Tobacco Day 2017 cover
  • Tobacco threatens us all
    The brochure "Tobacco threatens us all", published for World No Tobacco Day 2017, describes how tobacco use has devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences.

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