Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS)

World No Tobacco Day 2018

Tobacco is the leading underlying single cause of death worldwide. In 2016, tobacco use caused over 7.1 million deaths mostly related to lung and heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Every year, on  May 31, people and organizations mark World No Tobacco Day, by highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

This year the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a founding member, announced a new position paper on electronic cigarettes and youth.

Read the press release to learn more.

Last Reviewed: May 2018