Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Cardiovascular harms from tobacco use and secondhand smoke

Global gaps in awareness and implications for action

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Authors:
World Health Organization
World Heart Federation
The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (the ITC Project) at the University of Waterloo

Publication details

Number of pages: 32
Publication date: 2012
Languages: Chinese and English

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Overview

This report brings together data from two ongoing major global tobacco research and surveillance studies – the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (the ITC Project) at the University of Waterloo and the Global Tobacco Surveillance System – to examine smokers and non-smokers’ awareness of the cardiovascular risks of tobacco use, and secondhand smoke exposure. The World Heart Federation led this initiative with the objective to actively engage cardiologists and heart specialists in tobacco control by informing them about significant gaps in public knowledge and perceptions of heart disease risks related to smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke

The report is the product of collaboration between the World Heart Federation, the ITC Project at the University of Waterloo Canada and the World Health Organization.

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