European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Leading global CV organizations release strategies to achieve ‘tobacco endgame’

News - June 1, 2021

American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology and World Heart Federation, 4 leading CV organizations, have released a joint opinion to call out for ending the tobacco epidemic. They urge governments to implement the MPOWER framework of the World Health Organization. Electronic cigarettes and other new tobacco products have grown in popularity and limit the progress on ending tobacco use and nicotine addiction. Therefore, there must be regulations on e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products to protect especially young people.

Strategies to implement the MPOWER framework are listed in the joint opinion are include:

Prof. Stephan Achenbach, President of the ESC said: “Today the ESC joins other leading professional organisations in cardiovascular healthcare to send a strong, global message calling for public health campaigns and legislation to fight tobacco and, in particular, to deter vaping. There is increasing evidence on the adverse effects of e-cigarettes. New measures are needed to stop marketing campaigns for e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco, especially those targeting young people.”

Source: press release ESC, May 26, 2021

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