Tobacco control surveillance is important because:

  • It produces regular, representative and comparable data that can be analyzed at different levels.
  • It includes epidemic surveillance data about tobacco consumption and should monitor social, economic and health indicators.
  • It allows information exchange to implement and evaluate measures for tobacco control and its impact on the population.

Tobacco control commitments:

  • Noncommunicable diseases Global Monitoring Framework 2013-2025, that sets as one of its goals reducing tobacco use by 30%
  • Tobacco control was included on UN Sustainable Development Goals 3A, urging to strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in all countries.