Sunday, June 2, 2013

LET US HELP REDUCE TOBACCO USE! WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY!


On World No Tobacco Day, 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for countries to ban all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship to help reduce the number of tobacco users. Tobacco use kills nearly 6 million people every year.


Tobacco kills up to half its users. By 2030, WHO estimates that tobacco will kill more than 8 million people every year, with four out of five of these deaths occurring in low and middle-income countries. Tobacco is a major risk factor for noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.
(WHO, 2013)

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