Tobacco prevention and control

The Tobacco Control team works to help reduce the burden of disease, death, and economic consequences caused by tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke in the Americas Region. Tobacco is the single most preventable cause of death in the world today. As tobacco use continues to rise in many parts of the world, it becomes increasingly more important that governments work jointly with civil society to implement the mandates of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in order to protect their citizens from tobacco and educate them about the dangers associated with its use.

World No Tobacco Day 2019

Theme: Tobacco and lung health

WNTD AWARDS 2019 slide ENG

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for nominations to the World No Tobacco Day Awards of individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.

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World No Tobacco Day 2020

Featured publications

Report on Tobacco Control for the Region of the Americas 2018

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Access the contry profiles of the 35 Member States of the Region here

Youth and Tobacco in the Region of the Americas

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