World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on the in This World 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.

Cape Town: Dr Douglas Bettcher, World Health Organization director of the department for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases, was today awarded a Luther L. Terry Distinguished Career Award for his lifetime contribution to tobacco control. The WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2017 tracks the status of the tobacco epidemic and interventions to combat it. The report focuses on monitoring tobacco use and prevention policies and includes in-depth analyses of monitoring capacity of WHO Member States, allowing a detailed understanding of progress and future challenges in this area. 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.

New York, 2 May 2017 — Honoring his years of service to public health, his commitment to fighting noncommunicable diseases, and his work to reduce preventable injuries, WHO Global Ambassador Michael Bloomberg was awarded the WHO Medal today during a drowning prevention convening led by his foundation. Geneva , 28 February 2017 – Tobacco use poses an unparalleled health and economic burden worldwide. But a new study by the US National Cancer Institute and WHO, titled The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control, shows highly cost-effective measures exist to control the health and economic impacts of tobacco that pose no harm to economies and, in turn, save lives and generate financial gains for communities and governments. RFP for Monitoring Tobacco Control Compliance WHO is launching a pilot project to assess compliance with smoke-free legislation and bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship in seven countries.

The project will test two different methods to collect compliance data, a conventional and a crowd sourcing survey, using mobile technology. The closing date for submission of proposal is extended from 16 March 2018 to 23 March 2018 at 17:00 Geneva time. Ecuador WHO and ERS have jointly launched a project on tobacco cessation training. Tobacco industry admissions should strengthen global resolve on tobacco control In major victories for tobacco control efforts, four U. French bank has announced it will divest its interests in the tobacco industry. PMI indicated that it expects to support the Foundation by contributing approximately USD 80 million annually over the next 12 years. The World Bank has released its latest tobacco control technical report, with input from WHO.

The report details how increasing excise tax rates on tobacco reduces its affordability and lowers its consumption. This underutilized policy measure can simultaneously save millions of lives, reduce poverty, and increase domestic resources for financing development. This overview assembles existing evidence on the ways in which tobacco affects human well-being from an environmental perspective. The brochure “Tobacco threatens us all”, published for World No Tobacco Day 2017, describes how tobacco use has devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences.