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Tag: NO Tobacco Day

  • 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).

  • Wednesday, June 1st 2011 - 10:33 UTC

    The unstoppable march of the tobacco giants

    By Emily Dugan - The following piece from The Independent on Sunday describes how in spite of the World NO tobacco Day (May 31) the industry ruthlessly exploits the developing world and makes huge profits even when smoking in the richer countries has been falling sustainedly.

  • Tuesday, May 31st 2011 - 07:22 UTC

    WHO celebrates NO Tobacco Day and recalls 2003 milestone convention

    This year, the tobacco epidemic will kill nearly 6 million people, including some 600,000 non-smokers

    On World No Tobacco Day (31 May), the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates the successes of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in the fight against the epidemic of tobacco use. At the same time, WHO recognizes that challenges remain for the public health treaty to reach its full potential as the world's most powerful tobacco control tool.