TFI releases Tobacco & Development, an annotated bibliography & agenda for future research. Profits Over People, a new report released today by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) shows that transnational tobacco companies have engaged in active comprehensive campaigns of deception over the last decade in Latin America and the Caribbean regarding the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and the nature of tobacco company marketing activities. These campaigns were designed to delay or avoid tobacco marketing restrictions and restrictions on smoking. Tobacco kills 4. 9 million people every year. WHO's new Tobacco Atlas provides detailed data from countries on the differences and similarities of the global tobacco control struggle.

The data highlights how action - or inaction - of one country can affect the work of another. WHO's Member States are currently negotiating the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control to reverse the spread of this deadly 3 March 2003 - The Draft WHO framework convention on tobacco control is now available online epidemic. Exposure to second-hand smoke is common in workplaces. According to the World Bank, in 1996, an estimated 130 million adult non-smokers in China were exposed to second-hand smoke in the workplace.

In the UK in 1999, more than 3 million non-smokers were continuously or frequently exposed to tobacco smoke at work. In France, where there are laws restricting smoking in public spaces, 40% of employees are still exposed to second-hand smoke. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), International Olympic Committee (IOC), Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Olympic Aid and other regional and local sports organizations have joined WHO in this campaign for Tobacco Free Sports. Tobacco free events were organized all over the world, including the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games in the U. S. and the 2002 FIFA World Cup in the Republic of Korea and Japan..