Join us on Monday, 15 August 2022, on the Launch of the Report on Tobacco Control for the Region of the Americas 2022. This will be an hybrid event, in person from Brasilia, Brasil, and simultaneously broadcast in Zoom.
How to participate
- Date: Monday, 15 August, 2022
- Time: 5:30 pm (EDT) / 6:30 pm (Brasilia time)
- Register: https://paho-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kZz4aETSQUu5nXNTLlLnIg
- Language: The event will be in English and Portuguese, with simultaneous interpretation to both languages, as well as Spanish.
About the Report
The Report on Tobacco Control of the Region of the Americas 2022 presents the progress of the implementation of the MPOWER technical package during the period of 2018-2021. While there has been significant progress noted, the report also highlights the gaps in the acceleration of the tobacco control agenda both at the global and regional levels. Collectively, 26 of the 35 Member States within the region are implementing at least one measure of the MPOWER technical package at the highest level of application, accounting for 96% of the region's population being protected from the harms of tobacco. There are nine Member States that have still not implemented any of the six measures. There are 24 countries implementing the measure P, Protect people from tobacco smoke (smoke-free environments), at the highest level of achievement, and 22 countries for measure W, Warn about the dangers of tobacco. There is a lag in the implementation of the other 4 measures of the MPOWER package. The report also details how the global COVID-19 pandemic is seen as being the most important threat to the tobacco control agenda. The increasing development and accessibility of the category of new and emerging tobacco and nicotine products add to the challenge of accelerating tobacco control both globally and regionally.
Amidst all of the challenges outlined, South America, in 2020, became the first subregion within the Region of the Americas to become 100% smoke-free. The Region also saw a decline in the prevalence of tobacco consumption, and now ranks the second lowest prevalence of current tobacco consumption in the world. It is therefore likely that the Region of the Americas is on track to achieve a 30% relative reduction in the prevalence of tobacco use among individuals aged 15 years and older by 2025 as per Goal 5 of the WHO global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013-2020.
- 2:30 p.m.– Los Angeles
- 3:30 p.m. – Belmopan, Guatemala City, Managua, San Jose (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
- 4:30 p.m. – Bogota, Mexico City, Panamá City, Kingston, Lima, Quito
- 5:30 p.m. – Asunción, Bridgetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, Havana, La Paz, Nassau, Ottawa, Port-au-Prince, Port of Spain, San Juan, Santiago, Santo Domingo, Washington DC
- 6:30 p.m - Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo, Paramaribo
- 11:30 pm. – Geneva, Madrid
For other cities, check the time in the following link