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CDC Director Highlights Programs Fighting Tobacco Use

In the CDC’s “Our Global Voices” blog, CDC Director Thomas Frieden writes about World No Tobacco Day, recognized on May 31, and “highlight[s] tobacco control programs and initiatives from the [CDC] and many other global public health partners,” including “MPOWER, a set of evidence-based tools developed by the [WHO] to help countries reduce tobacco use.” He notes, “CDC is a key partner in the Global Tobacco Surveillance System, which uses globally standardized surveys for youth and adults to ensure accurate tracking of the number of people who use tobacco as well as monitoring and evaluation of tobacco control policy measures” (5/28).