Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

MPOWER in action

MPOWER in action - Defeating the global tobacco epidemic

23 December 2013 -- WHO publishes its updated MPOWER brochure. This brochure charts MPOWER’s journey to defeat the Global Tobacco Epidemic from 2007 to 2013. It sets out some examples of country successes and shows how, with the support of key partners and donors, MPOWER is having successes on the ground and showing impact.

WHO recommendations for the prevention and management of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure in pregnancy

22 November 2013 -- Tobacco use and second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure during pregnancy have adverse health effects on women and infants. Potential increases in tobacco use and SHS exposure among pregnant women threaten to undermine improvements in maternal and child health outcomes achieved in the past 50 years.

The primary objective of these guidelines is to reduce tobacco use and SHS exposure in pregnant women by providing evidence-based recommendations to health-care providers and other related service providers.

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2013

10 July 2013 -- The continued success in global tobacco control is detailed in this year’s WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013. The fourth in the series, this year’s report presents the status of the MPOWER measures, with country-specific data updated and aggregated through 2012. In addition, the 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.

Assessing the national capacity to implement effective tobacco control policies

This manual describes a methodology for use by governments and civil society to assess a country’s capacity to implement tobacco control measures effectively.

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