The tobacco smoking is one of the biggest health threats the world has ever faced,killing more than 7 million people every year. Tobacco is deadly in any form and threatens the lung health of everyone exposed to it. More than 6 million of total deaths are the result of active tobacco smoking while approximately 890,000 are the result of passive smoking. World Health Organisation (WHO) is committed to fighting this global epidemic. Therefore, every year, on 31 May, the WHO and global partners observe World No Tobacco Day (WNTD).Their focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on "tobacco and lung health."
POLHN courses focusing on tobacco awareness
This course provides a basic introduction to tobacco interventions. It will particularly assist healthcare providers to improve their skills and confidence to assist tobacco users in quitting its use.Enrol now
POLHN courses on associated morbidities
Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease in the Pacific Island Countries
Smoking alone causes more than 1 million cardiovascular deaths in the Pacific every year. More than 1 in 5 cardiovascular diseases are caused by tobacco use.