The Tobacco Atlas, Third Edition
Co-authors: Dr. Omar Shafey, Dr. Michael Eriksen, Dr. Hana Ross, Dr. Judith Mackay
Published by the American Cancer Society
Tobacco -- the only consumer product proven to kill half its regular users -- is responsible for about 6 million deaths worldwide every year. One hundred million people were killed by tobacco in the 20th century. Unless effective measures are implemented to prevent young people from smoking and to help current smokers quit, tobacco will kill 1 billion people in the 21st century.
The Tobacco Atlas, Third Edition, the latest edition of this comprehensive volume of research, published by the American Cancer Society, and its accompanying website, graphically display how tobacco is devastating both global health and economies. Full-color maps and graphics illustrate in a clear and accessible format the wide range of tobacco issues, revealing similarities and differences between countries, and exposing the behavior of the tobacco companies. It also examines solutions and predicts the future course of the global tobacco pandemic.
Material available in print and online:
The hard copy version of The Tobacco Atlas, Third Edition, in English is available for purchase at ACS Bookstore.
PDF files with content from the book are posted below. An interactive version of the Atlas can be found at TobaccoAtlas.org.
Click on the following links to view press releases from launches in India, Mexico City and Shenzhen.
The First Edition of The Tobacco Atlas is available online on the World Health Organization's website.