North America

The Union’s tobacco control in New York, USA, providing specialised knowledge in the legal, economic, policy development, management, training and communications aspects of tobacco control

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Health Challenges in North America


U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes


people are killed by tobacco-caused disease


North Americans live where air pollution is at unhealthy levels

Members of The Union North America Region

The Union is divided into seven regions to provide a platform for addressing lung health and related issues from a regional perspective. This structure offers members opportunities to network with colleagues who face the same regional challenges and contributes to The Union's deep understanding of local issues. 

The Union North America Region consists of organisational and individual members

members in action

Local sharing creates change at a global scale

Held in February 2020, the 24th Annual Conference of The Union North America Region is a three-day scientific conference organised by Union members, which brings together hundred experts of national and international renown to discuss regional perspectives on global health issues including TB, lung health and related topics.

Professor Guy Marks, President of The Union, welcomed delegates to the first day of the conference.

Union news from the North America Region