Optimism as tobacco smokers reduce by 29 million globally

Cigarette smoking causes ten deaths per minute

Cigarette smoking causes ten deaths per minute

Considering the fact that tobacco use is the second most common cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD), after hypertension, World No Tobacco Day 2018 underlines the risks to heart health posed by tobacco use.

However, the pace of action in reducing tobacco demand and related death and disease is lagging behind global and national commitments to reduce tobacco use by 30% by 2025 among people aged 15 and older.

She noted that when tobacco users die prematurely in their productive years, families lose loved ones and income, and economic development is negatively affected. "We have intensify awareness campaigns to raise public knowledge and to stop tobacco use", he said.

The global health agency, in the report by health experts, said spreading the message that tobacco caused deadly illnesses such as heart disease and stroke helped prevent "needless" loss of life.

Despite all efforts at tobacco control, w.h.o says annually, the substance costs households and governments over $1.4 trillion, an equivalent of about 504 trillion Naira.

Overall, tobacco kills more than 7 million a year and many people know that it increases the risk of cancer, the World Health Organization said.

In that regard, Dr. Mohammed Mosli, Medical Officer of Health for AHS Central Zone says if it were up to him, he wouldn't want anyone to use cannabis but admits Canada has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world.

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Jan Odhano said that the government is responsible for protecting people's health from tobacco exposure and for this goal it has to strictly enforce the tobacco control laws in Pakistan to restrict access to tobacco.

Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, marked World No Tobacco Day by launching Canada's Tobacco Strategy.

Consumption in the developing world is rising fast as companies aggresively market their products there, unhindered by advertising bans or health warnings, and replacing consumers in the West who have given up, or died.

The hospital's deputy director, Dr Tomorn Thongsri, said smoking had many negative impacts on health. Even with brief exposure, second-hand smoke makes the blood stickier, increasing the risk of forming blood clots, which can cause heart attacks, strokes, angina and complete heart failure.

According to a survey by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, despite almost seven of 10 smokers in India being aware that smoking is unsafe, 53 per cent have been unsuccessful in their attempts to quit. In 2000, the percentage of male smokersworldwide stood at 43% before falling to 34% in 2015, while over the same period the percentage of women smokers fell from 11% to 6%.Scroll over the chart for details. Currently, one in four countries have insufficient data to monitor their tobacco epidemic.

But there are signs that smoking in France is losing its allure. Eighty percent of these deaths occur in low to middle-income countries.

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