World Environmental Health Day

World Environmental Health Day on September 26, 2016 GraphicTobacco and Environmental Health Implications

Tobacco use causes 20% of cancer deaths worldwide, and it is estimated that tobacco-related deaths will result in 10-million deaths annually by 2020. We've come a long way since the mid-1900's in understanding the negative health effects of tobacco.  

NEHA celebrated World Environmental Health Day on September 26, along with the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and many other organizations to shed light on the important work of environmental health around the world. This year's theme is tobacco control and NEHA is focusing specifically on the negative health effects of second and third hand smoke to individuals and societies.
We invite you to raise awareness of World EH Day and the environmental health implications of the growth, sale, and use of tobacco products.

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World EH Day Toolkit

Check out our toolkit for World EH Day resources you can use to help spread the word to others.


Thank You to Our World EH Day Partners

American Academy of Sanitarians
American Lung Association
American Public Health Association
Association of Food and Drug Officials
Association of Public Health Laboratories
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Children’s Environmental Health Network
Child Care Aware
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado State University
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
Environment Colorado
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
International Federation of Environmental Health
National Association of City and County Health Officials
National Center for Environmental Health Strategies
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Housing and Urban Development