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 2020

Theme: Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

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The global campaign will debunk myths and expose devious tactics employed by these industries. It will provide young people with the knowledge required to easily detect industry manipulation and equip them with the tools to rebuff such tactics, thereby empowering young people to stand up against them. WHO calls on all young people to join the fight to become a tobacco-free generation.

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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