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WHO Director-General and Michael Bloomberg launch the tobacco report

19 July 2017 | New York, USA

1. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Michael Bloomberg, WHO Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, presented the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2017 at a press conference in New York City, 19 July 2017.

Launch of tobacco report at the United Nations in New York 2017


2. Teams from the World Health Organization and Bloomberg Philanthropies at the launch of the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2017 in New York City, USA. "Working together, countries can prevent millions of people from dying each year from preventable tobacco-related illness, and save billions of dollars a year in avoidable health care expenditures and productivity losses." - Dr Tedros.

Launch of tobacco report at the United Nations in New York 2017

3. “Countries can better protect their citizens, including children, from the tobacco industry and its products when they use tobacco monitoring systems,” says Dr Douglas Bettcher, Director of WHO’s Department for the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases.

 Launch of tobacco report at the United Nations in New York 2017


4. The WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic 2017 was launched on the side-lines of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York.

 Launch of tobacco report at the United Nations in New York 2017


Photographs by Bloomberg Philanthropies

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