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"World No Tobacco Day" aims to address tobacco use

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Every year on May 31st, the World Health Organization and other partners join together to highlight health risks connected to tobacco use.

It's "World No Tobacco Day". The day aims to address tobacco use and its impact on public health.

We spoke with Public Health Educator Donna-Green Goodman. She tells us stroke is just one of the many health risks associated with tobacco.

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"It raises your blood pressure, it raises blood fats which are going to cause hardening of the blood vessels, it's going to make the blood thicker so the heart has to work so your blood pressure is going to go up so eliminating tobacco is something simple you can do to reduce your risk," said Donna-Green Goodman

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