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Smokeless Tobacco and Public Health: A Global Perspective

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Smokeless Tobacco and Public Health: A Global Perspective provides a snapshot of current knowledge and data sources on smokeless tobacco (ST) use, characteristics of products, and related policy efforts. It outlines what is currently known about the changing ST product market, industry marketing efforts, and economic and policy factors; and provides an overview of the current state of scientific knowledge, public health information, and policy initiatives focused on ST in each major region of the world. The report aims to identify gaps and needs related to monitoring and surveillance of ST products and other information collection, and make recommendations for strengthening international collaboration and building a scientific basis for ST product control and regulation.

An accompanying series of factsheets (PDF, 3.8 MB) describes the characteristics and use of specific ST products and gives an indication of the wide variety and complexity of the ST product landscape.

Press Release

Full Report (PDF 17.2 MB)

Executive Summary (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Individual Chapters