Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

The GATS Atlas - Global Adult Tobacco Survey

29 May 2015 -- The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Atlas presents tobacco statistics from 22 countries in a visual formatting, using GATS data that cover nearly 60 percent of the world’s population.

WHO global report on trends in tobacco smoking 2000-2025

15 March 2015 -- Non-smoking is becoming the new norm worldwide, according to a new online WHO Global Report on Trends in Tobacco Smoking, launched today during the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) which opened yesterday in Abu Dhabi and ends on 21 March. The conference is focusing on tobacco control and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), namely lung and heart diseases, cancers and diabetes.

Tobacco use knowledge summaries: tobacco use and dementia

8 July 2014 -- This document is the first in a series of tobacco use knowledge summaries. This document is prepared with the objective to summarize the current evidence on this topic (tobacco use includes smoked tobacco, smokeless tobacco and exposure to second-hand smoke).

This knowledge summary was prepared by World Health Organization in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Disease International.

Training for tobacco quit line counsellors: telephone counselling

17 June 2014 -- This training package is based on empirical evidence, best practices and over 20 years of clinical experience in delivering quit line services. It is primarily intended to serve as comprehensive initial training for new quit line counsellors in low- and middle-income countries. It can also be used for periodic refresher training for current quit line counsellors to ensure that they maintain proficiency and to enhance their skills for telephone counselling.

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