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Uganda’s First Adult Tobacco Survey Shows Peril and Opportunity to Head-off Epidemic

Ugandans strongly support measures to reduce tobacco use

Editor
Jul 7, 2014

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A new survey of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in Uganda shows that the country still has the opportunity to head off a burgeoning tobacco epidemic – but only if government leaders act fast to implement scientifically proven solutions.

Uganda's first-ever Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), released July 4, 2014 by the country's Ministry of Health, demonstrated both the threat tobacco use poses to the nation’s health and the opportunity for the government to take action.

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posted July 07, 2014

New Survey: Indonesia Has Highest Male Smoking Rate in the World

Cheap cigarettes, rampant marketing fuel tobacco epidemic

Editor
Sep 12, 2012

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Indonesia has the highest male smoking rate among countries surveyed to date, according to results from the nation’s first Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) released today.

The survey underscored the scope of Indonesia’s tobacco epidemic, which is fueled by cheap cigarettes, rampant tobacco advertising and weak government policies to reduce tobacco use. Smoking kills at least 200,000 people in Indonesia each year.

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posted September 12, 2012

New Study Reveals Enormity of Global Tobacco Epidemic

Nations must act now to reduce tobacco use and save lives

Editor
Aug 17, 2012

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The Lancet medical journal has just published results of the largest-ever international survey of tobacco use, underscoring both the enormity of the global tobacco epidemic and the urgent need for countries to implement proven strategies that reduce tobacco use and save lives. Without strong action, tobacco is projected to kill one billion people worldwide this century.

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posted August 17, 2012

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