International Tobacco Control Sources
Tobacco use in the leading cause of preventable death in the world today and is responsible for more than five million deaths each year. The majority of these deaths are in low- and middle-income countries, where the tobacco industry is shifting its business. Within 25 years the death toll will climb to more than eight million people annually if nothing is done.
This list of sources was compiled for journalists and advocates who seek to inform their audience about the tobacco epidemic globally, or in their own country. It includes academic, medical, economic, policy and public health experts in countries with the highest prevalence of tobacco use.
This resource was compiled by World Lung Foundation with support from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.