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Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control Marks World No Tobacco Day with WHO’s 2018 Campaign

 The Institute for Global Tobacco Control, which is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, participated in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2018 World No Tobacco Day this week. 

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2018 was “Tobacco and heart disease.” The campaign aimed to increase awareness about the link between tobacco and heart and other cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, which combined are the world’s leading causes of death; and the feasible actions and measures that key audiences, including governments and the public, can take to reduce the risks to heart health posed by tobacco

The Institute for Global Tobacco Control has been a WHO Collaborating Centre on Tobacco Control Surveillance and Evaluation since 2004. In consultation with WHO and WHO Member States and the Pan American Health Organization, the Institute provides technical support in relation to knowledge generation, synthesis and translation, evaluation and surveillance, and capacity building.

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