Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, April 4, 2014


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report detailing global tobacco control (p. 277) and a study on calls to poison centers for exposures to electronic cigarettes (p. 292). The first article describes the annual increase in global consumption of cigarettes. Key highlights indicate that globally, men outweigh women in terms of tobacco use. It is projected that by 2030, 8 million people will die worldwide from tobacco use. The second article describes a sharp increase in calls to poison centers for acute nicotine toxicity by e-cigarettes.