7 July 2015 -- WHO launched the WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2015, the fifth in a series of reports that tracks the status of the tobacco epidemic and the impact of interventions implemented to stop it. This report has a particular focus on tobacco taxation and includes in-depth analyses of tobacco taxes and prices in all WHO Member States, allowing a detailed understanding of progress and future challenges in this area
WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2015 - highlights
WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic - previous reports
The fourth report provides a special focus on legislation to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) in WHO Member States and an in-depth analyses of TAPS bans were performed, allowing for a more detailed understanding of progress and future challenges in this area.
The third report examines in detail the two primary strategies to provide health warnings – labels on tobacco product packaging and anti-tobacco mass media campaigns. It provides a comprehensive overview of the evidence base for warning people about the harms of tobacco use as well as country-specific information on the status of these measures.
The second report provides a comprehensive overview of the evidence base for protecting people from the harms of second-hand tobacco smoke through legislation and enforcement.
This landmark new report presents the first comprehensive worldwide analysis of tobacco use and control efforts. It provides countries with a roadmap to reverse the devastating global tobacco epidemic that could kill up to one billion people by the end of this century.