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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 involved in many tobacco control advocacy activities.

The WHF CVD Roadmap on Tobacco Control indicates the route to better heart health through effective tobacco control; calling on different sectors and groups to take the path to better heart health by implementing comprehensive tobacco control policies, which have effectively reduced cardiovascular disease mortality in the countries where they have been implemented.

Read more about tobacco control in Global Heart here.

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 2015 Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic

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

Civil society working toward a world free from the devastating health, social, economic and environmental consequences of tobacco and tobacco use.

Global Smokefree Worksite Challenge

Join a growing international movement among leading employers to improve the health of their employees and clients by limiting their exposure to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.