WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2017
More people than ever before are covered by life-saving tobacco control policies, including in the South-East Asia Region. That’s one of the findings of a new WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, which documents how 63% of the world’s population is now covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure mandated by the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), from graphic warnings on tobacco packages to bans on tobacco advertising. Tobacco currently kills more than 7 million people annually.
World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017
The theme for World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017, is "Tobacco – a threat to development." WHO South-East Asia has high burden of tobacco use prevalence. To counter the threat posed by tobacco epidemic, governments, partners and the public should take measures to promote health and development.
Tobacco control for sustainable development
The global burden of tobacco use is well known and so are the adverse health, economic, social and environment consequences of tobacco use. Tobacco has also been recognized as a threat to development, which is being emphasized through the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2017 – “Tobacco – a threat to development”.
Mental health status of adolescents in South-East Asia: Evidence for action
This publication provides evidence from nationally representative school health surveys, implemented as part of the Global School-based Student Health Survey Initiative, on prevalence of self-reported suicidal behaviours and other warning signs of mental health problems.