Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Surveillance and monitoring

Latest publications

  • The GATS Atlas - Global Adult Tobacco Survey
    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 report on the global tobacco epidemic 2013
    The fourth in the series, this 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.

  • WHO global report: mortality attributable to tobacco
    This report provides information by country on the proportion of adult (age 30 years and above) deaths attributable to tobacco by major communicable and non-communicable causes by age and sex.

  • Cardiovascular harms from tobacco use and secondhand smoke
    This report brings together data from two ongoing major global tobacco research and surveillance to examine smokers and non-smokers’ awareness of the cardiovascular risks of tobacco use, and secondhand smoke exposure.




  • WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2008
    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.