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Tobacco Atlas 7th edition: Media Briefing
*** EMBARGOED MEDIA BRIEFING ***
May 16, 2022
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. ET
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. GMT

Embargoed Report: Global Smokers Exceed 1.1 Billion

Ahead of the release of a new Tobacco Atlas, health leaders will discuss latest findings on the current status of tobacco use worldwide

On Monday, May 16 at 9 a.m. ET global health organization Vital Strategies and the Tobacconomics team at the University Illinois at Chicago will host a media briefing on findings from the 7th edition of the Tobacco Atlas, which will be released on May 18 at 6 a.m. ET. The Tobacco Atlas offers new data about the number of tobacco users around the world, as well as the number of deaths and the dollar amount in economic damage that has resulted.

Featuring:
• Jeffrey Drope, Ph.D., lead author of the Tobacco Atlas, Research Professor of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago
• Phillip S. Gardiner, Dr. P.H, Co-Chair of the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council
• Nandita Murukutla, Ph.D., Vice President, Global Policy and Research, Vital Strategies
• Violeta Vulovic, Ph.D., senior economist at the Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois Chicago

Moderated by Steve Hamill, Vice President, Policy Advocacy and Communication, Vital Strategies

About the Seventh Edition
The seventh edition of The Tobacco Atlas launches May 18, 2022. The Tobacco Atlas compiles, validates and interprets global- and country-level data from multiple sources to present the best and most recent evidence, and build a holistic and accurate picture of the tobacco use, tobacco control, and the tobacco industry’s activities around the world. Policymakers, public health practitioners, advocates, journalists and the public can interact with the data online at tobaccoatlas.org.

May 16, 2022 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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