World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2018
Tobacco and cardiovascular disease
World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide.
Tobacco use is an important risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.
Despite the devastating harms of tobacco to heart health, and the availability of solutions to reduce tobacco-related death and disease, knowledge among large sections of the public that tobacco is one of the leading causes of CVD is low.
The outwardly calm of Barbados hides a pressure-cooker health crisis: more than one-third of Barbadians aged 25-70 years suffer from hypertension, the main risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) – the world’s number one killer. Counselling patients on lifestyle changes, such as reducing tobacco use, is a key part of efforts to protect people from heart attacks and strokes.
- Poster: Tobacco Breaks Hearts
- Banners, roll-up posters
- Infographics, materials for social media
#NoTobaccoTweets about #NoTobacco from:who
Integrating the FCTC into UN and national development planning instruments
Delhi Declaration - COP7 decisions
Contribution of the Conference of the Parties to achieving the NCD target to reduce tobacco use
Tobacco control campaign materials
- Graphic and social media tools to help promote ways to beat tobacco and NCDs
- Take a stand, send a message to show how you #beatNCDs