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A campaign on World No Tobacco Day 2019

11 June 2019

School of Engineering and Technology organized a campaign on World No Tobacco Day on 7 June 2019. This campaign was conducted in association with ministry of youth affairs and sports, Government of India.

This year, World No Tobacco Day focused on the link between tobacco and heart disease, under the campaign theme “Tobacco Breaks Hearts”. The campaign aimed to increase awareness on the link between tobacco and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and promote feasible actions and measures that governments and the public can take to reduce the risks to heart health posed by tobacco. World No Tobacco Day 2019 was also an opportunity to bolster commitment and empower the cardiovascular community in the fight against tobacco. 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.