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May 31st is World No Tobacco Day

, by Ted Trimble

Tobacco use is the leading preventable risk factor for cancer worldwide. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is committed to working with partners around the world to help end the tobacco use epidemic. Every year on May 31, the world joins together to celebrate World No Tobacco Day. In support of this year’s theme, "Tobacco – a threat to development”, NCI is highlighting its recently released report, published in collaboration with the World Health Organization: The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control. This report explores how evidence-based interventions make sense from not only an economic standpoint, but from a public health standpoint as well.  

We also invite you to explore some of the other work that NCI is doing in the area of tobacco research, tobacco use prevention, and tobacco cessation.

Tobacco Control and Research Reports

Funding Opportunities

Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries PAR-17-087 (R01) and PAR-17-086 (R21)

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Support

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Additional Resources:

HHS Blog - World No Tobacco Day: Economic Development is Human Development

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