One million French smokers have quit in the past year

Richard B. Levine  Sipa USA  TNS

Richard B. Levine Sipa USA TNS

The World No Tobacco Day is an annual occasion marked on the 31 of May.

The survey by Smoke-Free World further states that more than 104 million people in India alone continue to imperil their health by using combusted tobacco every day. And it is the people of these countries that are the targets of intensive tobacco industry marketing.

World Health Organization advised countries to also offer help to people who wished to quit tobacco use by covering the cost of their treatments, provide medical care, counselling and toll-free lines. But despite its life-threatening and life-causing effect, tobacco use remains one of the severe risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (such as heart disease, heart failure, chest pains/angina and stroke) in Jamaica.

The taxation policy aims to gain additional tobacco tax revenue of 6.3 trillion VND (280 million USD) per year, decreasing the rate of male smokers by three percent and reducing 300,000 early deaths caused by smoking. According to doctors, passive smokers have a 25-30% added risk of developing heart diseases.

He said: 'Most people know that using tobacco causes cancer and lung disease, but many people aren't aware that tobacco also causes heart disease and stroke.

In Brunei Darussalam, heart disease and stroke are the second and fourth highest cause of death, which, if combined, account for about 20 per cent of deaths in 2016.

Twenty-five per cent of smokers are using e-cigarette or vaping device to cut down smoking.

The WHO FCTC, which came into force in 2005, calls on its Parties to take several measures to reduce demand and supply for tobacco products.

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The relationship between heart disease and tobacco is the focus of this year's World No Tobacco Day, which carries the theme "Tobacco and Heart Disease". The objective is to highlight health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

"Good business for them translates to a colossal and ever growing global public health disaster that our government must urgently act to contain".

Hong said the stamps will be a multidimensional message helping with the implementation of the national strategy on anti-tobacco harms until 2020 and the law on prevention and control of tobacco harms.

Prevalence of tobacco use is decreasing more slowly in LMICs than in high-income countries.

Over the years, WHO and multilateral health agencies have encouraged global tobacco regulations and advocacy on the potential health risks of tobacco consumption.

Country response: Over half of all WHO Member States have reduced demand for tobacco, and nearly one in four are likely to meet the 30% reduction target by 2025.

While 19% of men constitute the smokers, 2% of women and 10.7% (99.5 million) of all adults now smoke tobacco, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) conducted by conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) along with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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