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, 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 in one of the leading causes of CVD is low.
Geneva, 16 January 2018 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for nominations to the World No Tobacco Day 2018 awards of individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.
Call for nominations is now closed.
The theme for World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017, is "Tobacco - a threat to development". It will propose measures that governments and the public should take to promote health and development by confronting the global tobacco crisis.
Every year, WHO recognizes individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. This recognition takes the form of WHO Director-General Special Recognition Awards and World No Tobacco Day Awards.