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"No Tobacco Day" focuses on cardiovascular health

02 June 2018

Consequently, the world body said the World No Tobacco Day was a chance for governments and the public to take firm action.

Two hundred people in France die each day due to cigarette smoke.

Since 2016, the Tobacco Consequences Prevention Fund under the Ministry of Health has assisted the operation of free hotlines supporting cigarette addicts at Bach Mai hospital in Hanoi and Gia Dinh People's Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, while helping eight other health facilities run consultations for people who want to quit smoking.

"Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of heart disease and stroke by 20-30 per cent".

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.

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Tobacco breaks hearts. Its use and exposure to second-hand smoking also contributes to about 12% of deaths from heart diseases with no safe place for women and children who have to be in the same room with smokers. There were also some very weird reasons that came across while doing this study, one of which was that 68% of current smokers think that smoking causes weight loss. These include a ban on smoking in indoor workplaces, public spaces and public transport, graphic health warnings on tobacco products, among other measures.

The study did not directly compare the risk of e-cigarettes to tobacco cigarettes, but the researchers said the results suggest that those who use e-cigs may be at higher risk of lung infection than people who do not use the devices.

Over 24 million children aged 13-15smoke cigarettes, WHO said in a report released on Thursday to mark World No Tobacco Day. There are 1.1 billion adult smokers in the world today, and at least 367 million smokeless tobacco users.

According to World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, tobacco use is responsible for deaths of over 6 million people yearly worldwide.

It comes amidst concern about the growing number of deaths linked to tobacco use around the world.

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As per the survey carried out by Sambandh Health Foundation and Gurugram Police, 23.7% of Haryana's population - 39.6% males and 5.6% females - consume tobacco in some form.

The WHO forecasts declines in global volume and sales value by the start of the next decade, but while Europe and America are kicking the habit, in the near East and Africa tobacco consumption is rising.

Nadeem said: "We need strict policies, enforcement measures and more awareness to better understand the laws and demand 85 percent PHW".

Clearly, since the infamous days of Jeffrey Wigands' revelations of the tobacco industries (particularly Brown and Williamson) deceitful advertising and malicious intent to sell tobacco consumables laced with ammonia, the substance or product continues to have drastic effects on the health of people, across the planet.

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