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Methodist Health and Methodist Health Union County to host World No Tobacco Day event May 31

World Health Organization (WHO) has designated Thursday, May 31 as World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The theme of WNTD 2018 is “Tobacco and Heart Disease.”

Methodist Health Prevention and Wellness Services will mark WNTD with fun activities for both adults and children from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Elm Street lobby at Methodist Health and in the front lobby at Methodist Health Union County. All are invited to attend to pick up literature about upcoming smoking cessation classes and other programs. Refreshments will be served.

Tobacco use is a known and important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. According to WHO, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Active and passive smoking contributes to 12% of all heart disease deaths.

For more information about this free event, contact Prevention and Wellness Services at 270-826-4646.