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World No Tobacco Day
Tobacco and heart disease
31 May 2018

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease." The campaign will increase awareness on the:

- link between tobacco and heart and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including stroke, which combined are the world’s leading causes of death;
- feasible actions and measures that key audiences, including governments and the public, can take to reduce the risks to heart health posed by tobacco.


Keeping in view the theme for this year CTC-Pak has designed WNTD banners for the coalition partners which they can use during their annual WNTD activities to mark the day.

  1. CTC-Pak WNTD Resources:
    Custom Banner Template:
    [jpeg format:]

    [Corel Draw curve file:]

  2. WNTD 2018 Press Statement Template
    [MSword format:]

Goals of the World No Tobacco Day 2018 campaign
World No Tobacco Day 2018 aims to:

1. Highlight the links between the use of tobacco products and heart and other cardiovascular diseases.
2. Increase awareness within the broader public of the impact tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke have on cardiovascular health.
3. Provide opportunities for the public, governments and others to make commitments to promote heart health by protecting people from use of tobacco products.
4. Encourage countries to strengthen implementation of the proven MPOWER tobacco control measures contained in the WHO FCTC.

For more information, kindly contact CTC-Pak.


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