The theme for this year’s World No Tobacco Day, "We need food, not tobacco," to be commemorated on May 31, is apt given the rising food insecurity around the world.

Patricio V. Marquez, Sheila Dutta |

While the devastating public health consequences of tobacco use are widely understood and documented, few people appreciate that tobacco also has profoundly negative environmental impacts as shown…

Patricio V. Marquez, Bronwyn King |

While this global crisis has unraveled social life across countries, the equally devastating decades-old pandemic of tobacco use has continued unbated to claim lives and make people sick as it is…

Patricio V. Marquez |

Also available in: Spanish | العربية | Français World Bank Group / 2013 Since the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) a decade ago, over 180…

Prabhat Jha, Patricio V. Marquez, Sheila Dutta |

Let’s be clear.  Tobacco use, and its negative health, social and economic impact, is not a global problem that is simply going away. As documented in a recent study, despite significant…

Patricio V. Marquez |