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The Tobacco Atlas

"If there is anything you want to know about tobacco, you can find it in The Tobacco Atlas." –Bill Gates

Tobacco is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. It is responsible for more than 5 million deaths every year. If we fail to act now, tobacco will be responsible for the deaths of 650 million people alive today and, by 2025, more than 10 million people each and every year.

The latest edition of this groundbreaking atlas gives shape and meaning to statistics about tobacco use and control. Full-colour 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 behaviour of the tobacco companies. It also examines solutions and predicts the future course of the epidemic.

Topics include: Prevalence and consumption; Youth smoking; Health risks and mortality; Economic costs of tobacco; Passive smoking; Growing tobacco; Manufacturing cigarettes; Global trade; Tobacco companies; Marketing and lobbying; Legal regulations; Health education and quitting; Taxation and smuggling; The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Dr Judith Mackay

is a medical doctor based in Hong Kong. A senior policy advisor to the World Health Organization and project co-ordinator of the World Lung Foundation, she was awarded an OBE in 2008. Her other atlases include The Cancer Atlas, The Atlas of Human Sexual Behavior, The Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke and the first edition of The State of Health Atlas.

Dr Michael Eriksen

is Distinguished Consultant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA.

Dr Omar Shafey

is Director, International Programs and Research, International Affairs Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, USA.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

This beautifully-produced paperback provides readily accessible data on all aspects of the tobacco problem...an invaluable source.

Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General, World Health Organization

The Tobacco Atlas highlights, in an educational and creative fashion, diverse features of this important global epidemic.

Sue Marchant, Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

The Tobacco Atlas is excellent. We do a research unit with Year 8 in science, looking at smoking and linking it to citizenship and it is going to be really useful for this topic.

Author Dr Judith Mackay wins the BMJ Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Tobacco Atlas inspires Bill Gates to launch a $375 million global effort to cut smoking.

Second edition

ISBN: 0944235581

The Tobacco Atlas (first edition)

ISBN: 9241562099 English

Traditional Chinese edition (also available in Simplified Chinese)

ISBN: 9241562099