Not just cigarettes, tobacco is harmful in many forms

Cigarette smoking causes ten deaths per minute

"Despite the known harms of tobacco to heart health and the availability of solutions to reduce related death and disease, knowledge among large sections of the public that tobacco is one of the leading causes of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is low".

The health office says around 9,500 people - out of a population of 8.4 million - die in Switzerland every year from tobacco-related illnesses.

Smoking and chewing tobacco are one of the leading causes for cardiovascular diseases, which is the leading cause of death in the UAE, according to Gulf News.

The focus this year is "Tobacco and Heart Disease" to emphasize impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people across the globe. "The problem is MS has fairly low tobacco tax, state tobacco tax", said McMillan. That's why we have significantly increased funding for Canada's Tobacco Strategy, which will allow us to remain a world leader in reducing overall smoking rates.

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

The reported attributed the decrease in the prevalence of smoking for both males and females to the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), which undertook intervention such as monitoring tobacco use, develop prevention policies, enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship and also raising taxes on tobacco. It further elaborates that three factors that primarily lead young people to pick up smoking habit are peer pressure, following the example of sibling and parents, and employment outside home.

"Some people have suggested the idea of putting a warning on individual cigarettes and using what we call sliding shell", she told the Tobacco Control Forum on World No Tobacco Day. There are 1.1 billion adult smokers in the world today, and at least 367 million smokeless tobacco users.

Every year, Vietnam records approximately 40,000 smoking-related deaths. The report shows that worldwide, 27% smoked tobacco in 2000, compared to 20% in 2016.

According to her, the World No Tobacco Day is a chance for governments and the public to take firm action.

Worldwide, about 7%, or just over 24 million children aged 13-15, smoke cigarettes, (17 million boys and 7 million girls). The use of Bidis account for a significant proportion of tobacco use.

Seven out of 10 smokers in India are aware of the consequences, but 53% among them failed in their efforts to kick the cigarette butt, new data released by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) showed. Eighty percent of these deaths occur in low to middle-income countries.

"Effective measures to reduce tobacco demand which can be accomplished in a short time and at reasonable cost include increasing tobacco taxes and prices, which will save lives as well as generate money for governments". Let us choose health, not tobacco, Moeti advised.

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