Tobacco control information and resources
Global efforts to curb tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure have increased sharply in the past decade, but so has the problem - now one person dies every six seconds because of tobacco, according to WHO data. Alarmingly, new usage patterns are emerging, with women, young people and developing country populations taking up tobacco at increasing rates, not only for cigarettes, but also for e-cigarettes and hookahs, or waterpipes.
Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where tobacco use is rising fastest, include those least equipped to tackle the associated health burdens from cancer, cardiovascular conditions, and other disease and disability. Many LMICs lack epidemiological data on their population's tobacco use and resulting costs in terms of health care and lost productivity. Consequently, they are not planning preventive action.
Fogarty's International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program supports collaborative research and capacity building projects that address the burden of tobacco use in LMICs.
At NIH the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) lead efforts to support research on tobacco use, addiction and associated health risks.
- Grantee news: New NIH grant to focus on electronic cigarette use and policies in Latin America
University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health news, August 23, 2018
- Reducing tobacco use in teens help reduce noncommunicable disease burden
Mar / Apr 2018 Global Health Matters
- Grantee news: Higher cigarette prices would save millions of people from extreme poverty and poor health around the world
St. Michael's Hospital, April 12, 2018
- Fogarty awards $10.7M to build tobacco control and prevention research capacity in developing countries
Fogarty news, September 20, 2017
- Tobacco control can save billions of dollars and millions of lives
WHO news release, January 10, 2017
- Addressing NCDs through research and capacity building in LMICs: lessons learned from tobacco control
Global Health Action, August 19, 2016
- New NIH-funded study shows possible link between e-cigarettes and initiation of tobacco use
NIDA news, August 18, 2015
- NIDA, Fogarty work to reduce smoking in Argentina
Jul / Aug 2015 Global Health Matters
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