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Montevideo, June 22nd 2018 - 05:01 UTC

Tag: Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat (WHO FCTC)

  • Thursday, May 31st 2018 - 20:16 UTC

    World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and Heart Disease

    “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 – the world’s leading killers,” said Dr Tedros Adhan

    Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, according to a new WHO report, but the reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets aimed at protecting people from death and suffering from cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

  • Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 06:16 UTC

    World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2016: Get ready for plain packaging

    “Plain packaging reduces attractiveness of tobacco products. It kills the glamour, which is appropriate for a product that kills people,” says Dr. Margaret Chan.

    Recent moves to introduce plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products can save lives by reducing demand for tobacco products, say the World Health Organization (WHO) and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat (WHO FCTC).