PAHO WNTD Social Posts Post 1a ENWashington D.C., May 22, 2020 (PAHO) -- World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) Awards for 2020 are being presented to three Bolivian institutions, three Mexican ministries, the Venezuelan Ministry of Health, and a Brazilian doctor for their contributions to tobacco control in their countries.

The winners, selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) from nominations received in response to a public call, achieved key advancements for tobacco control in their countries. The awards are part of the global tobacco control efforts that are recognized for World No-Tobacco Day every year.


SSA HEARTS 1Mexico City, 18 February 2020 - As part of its efforts to strengthen primary health care, Mexico has officially joined the HEARTS initiative. Promoted by the Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the initiative aims to improve the prevention and control of hypertension at the primary care level. The objective is to have a positive impact on the burden of these diseases and advance toward meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.


Geneva, 20 January 2020 (WHO) - Tobacco smokers are at significantly higher risk than non-smokers for post-surgical complications including impaired heart and lung functions, infections and delayed or impaired wound healing.

But new evidence reveals that smokers who quit approximately 4 weeks or more before surgery have a lower risk of complication and better results 6 months afterwards. Patients who quit smoking tobacco are less likely to experience complications with anesthesia when compared to regular smokers. 


Theme: Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

Call for nominations of the World No Tobacco Day A...

Call for nominations until Friday, March 6th 2019, 12:00 EST

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for nominations to the World No Tobacco Day Awards of individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.


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SAN SALVADOR, November 15, 2019 - Representatives of the governments of Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama met this week in San Salvador, El Salvador, to share experiences in preventing and responding to violence against children and adolescents in a comprehensive manner. The meeting was based on the INSPIRE: Seven strategies to end violence against children.