The Union's official guidance

The Union’s brief on financing public health preparedness for pandemics

COVID-19 is having a profound effect on public health, public health systems and economies. This Union brief recommends that countries raise tobacco tax in order to fund public health and emergency response systems, and to reduce tobacco use. Download in English.

Guidance for healthcare workers on tobacco use and COVID-19

Issued by The Union and partners in EnglishFrenchSpanish and Portuguese

Deadly Partners - Tobacco and COVID-19: A call to action for governments

Union paper on COVID-19 and its association with NCDs, tobacco use, smoking and vaping, with urgent actions for governments in English, French, Spanish, ChinesePortugueseBahasa Indonesian, and Burmese.

APCAT Tobacco and COVID Information

Asia Pacific Cities Alliance for Tobacco Control and NCDs Prevention (APCAT), for which The Union is the secretariat, has issued the following guidance on COVID-19, including the role of Mayors and Members of Parliament throughout the crisis and lessons from Singapore. Download the document in English.