The Tobacco Atlas

Title: The Tobacco Atlas

Year of Publication: 2012

Author: Michael Eriksen , Judith Mackay, Hana Ross

Subject: The harm caused by tobacco, global smoking prevalence, e-cigarettes and other emerging nicotine delivery systems, illicit trade, black market and public health strategies to reduce tobacco usage.

Summary: “The battle is far from being over. Unless the prevalence of smoking is reduced substantially, the number of smokers will increase in the world in the next several decades, mostly due to population expansion in low- and middle-income countries. Measures to tackle the epidemic remain seriously under-funded.”
Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO, 2012