New Tobacco Atlas finds tobacco use costs the global economy over $1 trillion per year (USD)

The American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation released The Tobacco Atlas, Fifth Edition, a reference tool for advocates to use in the global fight against tobacco control use at the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health.

The Atlas graphically details the scale of the tobacco epidemic; the harmful influence of tobacco on health, poverty, social justice, and the environment; the progress that has been made in tobacco control; and the latest products and tactics being deployed by the tobacco industry. The Tobacco Atlas website, which has been updated to provide the best and most recent evidence available, also includes country fact sheets, downloadable infographics, raw data and videos that can easily be shared on social media.

To access The Tobacco Atlas website and the PDF document, visit:

Full Citation: Eriksen M, Mackay J, Schluger N Gomeshtapeh F, Drope J. The Tobacco Atlas 5th Ed. Brighton, UK: American Cancer Society; 2015. Available at

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a non-governmental organization with a presence in more than 20 countries. It works to prevent cancer and help cancer victims, conducts research to find cancer cures, and fights back by supporting laws to defeat cancer and rallying people across the globe to join the fight.

The World Lung Foundation (WLF) was established in 2004 in response to the global epidemic of lung disease. It works to improve global health by improving local health capacity, supporting operational research, developing public policy and delivering public education.

If you have questions about this resource or how to use it in your advocacy efforts, please email
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