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      The global tobacco epidemic has now assumed pandemic proportions, with about 1.3 billion tobacco users and 6 million annual deaths from tobacco use. The epidemic also involves substantial healthcare, social, and economic costs across high-, middle-, and low-income countries. ; In a marked advance over the last few decades, about 90 per cent of countries now collect data on the tobacco epidemic and are increasingly using systematic, comparable data-collection systems – thanks in no small part to the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS). ; Prior to the initiation of the GTSS in 1999, there were no international, standardized surveys on the tobacco epidemic. Countries, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have undertaken surveys to monitor tobacco use and tobacco control measures among youth and adults. ; This Atlas highlights the findings from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). It reflects the impact of the select demand-reduction strategies of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), which are badged by WHO as MPOWER: ; Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies ; Protect people from tobacco smoke ; Offer help to quit tobacco use ; Warn about the dangers of tobacco ; Enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship ; Raise taxes on tobacco ; In the seven years since the publication of the first GTSS Atlas, enormous strides have been made in adult tobacco surveillance and monitoring. In 2007, GATS was in the planning stages, but by 2014 it has amassed data from 58 per cent of the world’s adult population. Repeat surveys are already indicating trends in adult tobacco-use behavior, and there are plans for the next few years to include new countries and undertake more repeat surveys. ; Global adult tobacco survey (GATS) atlas ; GTsS ;
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      OSH pub number 222126
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      978-0-9964232-0-5 ; 978-0-9964232-1-2 ;
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