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WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use

WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use

The World Health organisation has launched the third edition of the WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025. The report shows among other things that world over the number of people using tobacco is declining, despite population growth. There has been a steady decline in any tobacco use for both males and females in each age group over the observed period 2000-2015.

The report also projects that the number of male tobacco users will decline from 2019 onwards. However concerted efforts still need to be made to ensure that this becomes a reality. According to the report current tobacco use rates in Africa among people 15 years and older is about 13%, for men being 21% and female 4%. The WHO’s news release can be viewed HERE and the FULL report can also be accessed HERE.

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STOP ALERT- PMI Working with a Consulting Firm to Commission Research to Support its Transformation Story

STOP ALERT- PMI Working with a Consulting Firm to Commission Research to Support its Transformation Story

Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP) a global tobacco industry watchdog based in the UK has issued an alert about Philip Morris Internationals (PMI’s) partnership with a consulting firm Handshake, to approach academic institutions and researchers to commission research on company business transformation.

PMI has often used biased research to confuse the public in its bid to interfere with tobacco control. ATIM joins STOP and others in encouraging researchers, advocates and university communities to reject this collaboration with PMI.

The STOP alert can be viewed HERE.

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