The Tobacco Atlas, Fifth Edition ("The Atlas"), and its companion website TobaccoAtlas.org, were unveiled on March 18, 2015 by the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation 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 industry to protect its profits and delay and derail tobacco control.
Download a pdf of the Tobacco Atlas, Fifth Edition here.
La obesidad como problema de salud pública
La prevalencia deo besidad se ha triplicado desde 1980 en muchos países debido, fundamentalmente,a la "globalización" del llamado "ambiente diabetogénico", consistente en un alto consumo de azúcares, grasas saturadas y poca actividad física. LEER MAS
How much is a life worth? In 2010, the tobacco industry's profit was equivalent to $6,000 for each death caused by tobacco. This video "How Much is a Life Worth? The Truth About Tobacco." sheds light on the global tobacco burden and devious tactics employed by the tobacco industry to addict new users. Tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death in the world. Left unchecked, it is predicted to kill more than 8 million people globally each year by 2030.
The Pan American Health Organization presents this compilation of country profiles to summarize the epidemiological situation in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report highlights the capacity of the Ministries of Health in the region to address the prevention and control of Non-Communicable diseases (NCD). Information on countries' capacity were provided by managers of NCD programs, designated by the Ministries of Health to attend the biennial meeting CARMEN 2012.
The CARMELA Study is the first epidemiological population study performed on a large scale in Latin America. The study was conducted by the InterAmerican Heart Foundation (FIC) and the Latin American Society of Hypertension, sponsored by Pfizer Inc and its subsidiaries in Latin America which provided an unrestricted grant to support this initiative.
FIC Argentina prepared the first report on the implementation of the FCTC in Latin America and the Caribbean to show not only the great advances in the last few years in areas such as warning labels and smokefree environments, but also the many challenges that lie ahead. Partially supported by Health Canada's Global Forum. (English) (Español)