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This World Wide Web site with its home page in the domain “tobacco” (the “Website”) is a complimentary information service offered by Vital Strategies (“VS”) and Tobacconomics at no charge to users of the World Wide Web, with the express condition that these users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this User Agreement.  VS and Tobacconomics reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, without notice to you, and you must consult the most recent version of this User Agreement (not an older cached version) each time you view the Website. Use of this Website constitutes your acceptance of all the following terms and conditions, in their current form or as modified.

Description of Service

The Tobacco Atlas website provides users access to an extensive amount of information about the global tobacco control landscape, including, but not limited to, written content, graphics, and data interactivity detailing risk factors and the health burden worldwide (the “Service”).

Modifications to the Service

VS and Tobacconomics reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that VS and Tobacconomics shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service.


You agree that VS and Tobacconomics, in their sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of this Service, and remove and discard any content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if VS and Tobacconomics believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this user agreement. You agree that any termination of your access may be affected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that VS and Tobacconomics may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar further access to such files or the service. Further, you agree that VS and Tobacconomics shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.

Medical Disclaimer

You acknowledge that the information on the Website is provided “as is” for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs.

Disclaimer of Warranty

VS and Tobacconomics make no warranties of any kind regarding this Website, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the server that makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful elements, and such warranties are expressly disclaimed.


Limitation of Liability

You agree that you will hold harmless VS and Tobacconomics and its officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this Website or the information contained in this Website or other websites to which it is linked. This includes, but is not limited to, information or materials viewed or downloaded from this Website or another website to which it is linked that appear to you or are construed by you to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or that infringe upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will VS, Tobacconomics or the contributors of information to this Website be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.


You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations contained in this Website are not necessarily those of VS and Tobacconomics or endorsed by either party. VS/Tobacconomics may provide links on the Website to other websites which are not under their control. In general, any website which has an address (or URL) which does not contain “” is such a website. These links are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by VS/Tobacconomics of the organization or individual operating the website or a warranty of any type regarding the website or the information on the website.

Usage of Content

You may download material displayed on the site for research, educational, or other non-commercial purposes provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials and use the appropriate citation for all data. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, or use the content of the site for commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video without Vital Strategies’ and Tobacconomics’ written permission.

The Tobacco Atlas website provides data from a variety of sources. Please consult the Sources and Methods tabs for each graphic to determine the correct source for the data you wish to reference and consult the usage rights for that data source.

Unless otherwise noted, all materials reprinted must contain the following copyright notice: Copyright © 2022 Tobacco Atlas, . All rights reserved. Without limiting under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in, or introduced into a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without the prior written consent of the publisher.

The user may also make a single copy of the Content displayed on any page of the website to be used by the user for personal and noncommercial uses which do not harm the reputation of VS/Tobacconomics, provided that the user does not remove any trademarks, copyright and any other notice contained in such content.


Vital Strategies and Vital Strategies logo are registered service marks of Vital Strategies. Tobacconomics and the Tobacconomics log are registered service marks of Tobacconomics.


This Website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Vital Strategies and Tobacconomics, which are headquartered in the States of New York and Illinois, United States of America, respectively. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of New York, by accessing this Website both you, Tobacconomics, and VS agree that the statutes and laws of the  State of New York, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to use of this Website. VS/Tobacconomics make no representation that materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.


Linking Information

Hypertext Linking. VS/Tobacconomics encourages and permits text links to content on tobacco, provided: (a) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host website may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with VS or Tobacconomics name and trademarks; (c) the appearance, position and other aspects of either the link or the host website may not create the false appearance that an entity other than VS/Tobacconomics is associated with or sponsored by either organization; (d) the link, when activated by a user, must display this Website full-screen and not with a “frame” on the linked website; and (e) VS/Tobacconomics reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion by amending this User Agreement .

VS/Tobacconomics is not responsible for the information or materials contained on the host website. Links to this Website are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by VS/Tobacconomics of the organization or individual operating the host website or a warranty of any type regarding the host website or the information on the host website.