The world may not meet tobacco reduction target, WHO warns

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In a bid to promote heart health, the WHO wants every one of its 194 Member States to implement a series of increasingly strict tobacco control measures.

Around 40,000 people die of smoking-related diseases in the country every year, and numerous diseases like cancers, cardiovascular diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are leading death causes in Vietnam, he noted.

Tobacco use and second-hand smoke publicity are key causes of cardiovascular illnesses reminiscent of coronary heart assaults and stroke.

The WHO said, "The tobacco epidemic was one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced, killing more than seven million people each year".

In the African Region, it said about 146 000 adults aged 30 years and above die every year from tobacco-related diseases.

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"As such, quitting is the only way to dramatically reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and a variety of cancers".

"In this regard and in conjunction with World No Tobacco Day, let us try to make Brunei Darussalam free of cigarette smoke".

According to World Health Organization (WHO) report, tobacco use disproportionately harms some of the world's most vulnerable populations. "This World No Tobacco Day, WHO is drawing attention to the fact that tobacco doesn't just cause cancer, it quite literally breaks hearts".

A tobacco-free society should remain a goal, Cunningham said, adding that federal and provincial cannabis legislation is modelled from lessons learned from tobacco.

The new clip comes after a separate video earlier this month showed the difference in healthy lungs and those of a smoker who got through a pack-a-day for 20 years.

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Robert Swanson, Executive Director at Red Deer Regional Hospital in the AHS Central Zone says they recognize however that tobacco use is often an addiction.

Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, said the United Kingdom has the second lowest smoking rate in Europe after Sweden, which proves that the Government's tobacco-control policies are effective.

"Smoking harms almost every organ in the body, and more than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking", said Albert Rizzo, M.D., senior medical advisor to the American Lung Association. The theme of WNTD 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease".

There are several factors that have led to the decrease in the number of cigarette smokers. 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. It is clear: Smokers are sacrificing their physical and economic well-being to smoke, even though many of them have the desire to quit.

According to a 2016 US study, electronic cigarettes are also just as damaging to gums and teeth as conventional tobacco cigarettes. Prevalence of smoking is decreasing more slowly in LMICs than in high-income countries, and the number of smokers is on the increase in low-income countries.

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