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World No Tobacco Day


Written on Thursday, 31 May 2018 09:59

Cardiovascular disease kills more people than any other cause of death worldwide, and tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 12% of all heart disease deaths. Tobacco use is also the second leading cause of CVD, after high blood pressure. Despite the known harms of tobacco to heart health, and the availability of solutions to reduce related death and disease, knowledge among large sections of the public that tobacco is one of the leading causes of CVD is low.


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Factsheet-Tobacco-and-CVD_General-Public-v2.1.pdf 340.0K 31 May 18 09:59
Factsheet-Tobacco-and-CVD_Healthcare-professionals-v2.1.pdf 382.2K 31 May 18 09:59