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WHO Press conference (embargoed)
Date: 14 July 2017
14:00 - 14:45
Organization: WHO
Location: Press Room 1
Subject: Launch of the World Health Organization Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic-2017



The press briefing is embargoed until 7 p.m. Geneva time on Wednesday,19 July 2017

Launch of the World Health Organization Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic-2017

This new report provides the latest evidence on the global tobacco epidemic and efforts by countries to protect people from the harms of tobacco by implementing key control measures.

The official launch of the report will take place in New York on 19 July.

A copy of the report – embargoed until July 19 at 7 p.m. GVA time – can be obtained by contacting Paul Garwood from the WHO Department of Communications on garwoodp@who.int

  • Dr Vinayak Prasad, head, WHO tobacco control programme
  • Dr Kerstin Schotte, medical officer, WHO tobacco control programme

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