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Tobacco control

Tobacco is responsible for close to six million deaths per annum globally. As an advocate of the reduction of the prevalence of risk factors associated with cardiovascular deaths, the World Heart Federation is naturally in favour of strong limitations to active and passive smoking.
The World Heart Federation implemented, alongside other organizations, its own code of practice (based on WHO-endorsed code of practice) that aims at promoting tobacco limitations within the organization itself.
The World Heart Federation and its member organizations are also intensively involved in multiple tobacco control advocacy activities.

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is designed to protect generations from consequences of consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke by strengthening tobacco control initiatives around the world. Learn more >

WHO 2013 Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic

The World Health Organization report provides updated statistics on the tobacco epidemic. Learn more >


The Global Smoke Free Partnership is a multi-partner initiative with the goal to promote effective smoke-free air policies worldwide.

Learn more about the Global Smokefree Partnership >

Smokeless Tobacco

CDC and National Cancer Institute Released the First Report on Smokeless Tobacco.

Read more here.

European Heart Network paper on “TIPP, international trade and cardiovascular health”

Read the paper here.

APHN Tobacco Tax Toolkit

Asian CVD leaders launch tobacco tax campaign. Click here to get the APHN tobacco tax toolkit.

Workshop on Tobacco and Heart Health: Taking Action Resources

(photos and presentations of past workshops in Singapore and Dubai are available for members via login box)

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