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Tobacco is a deadly threat to global development - World Health Organization

When I reflect on my tenure as Director-General of the World Health Organization, there are many areas where the agency played its unique role as the guardian of health for all people. Dr Margaret Chan, the Director-General of WHO. WHO. But I am ...and more »

World No Tobacco Day 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development - World Health Organization

30 May 2017 | Geneva - Action to stamp out tobacco use can help countries prevent millions of people falling ill and dying from tobacco-related disease, combat poverty and, according to a first-ever WHO report, reduce large-scale environmental ...and more »

Lower Your Risk for Lung Cancer By Quitting Smoking - U.S. News & World Report

Even if you've already been diagnosed with lung cancer, giving up the cigarettes can help with treatment and recovery. By Kathleen Hall, Contributor |May 30, 2017, at 9:23 a.m.. Lower Your Risk for Lung Cancer By Quitting Smoking. Share. ×. Share on ...and more »

America The Vulnerable: The Forgotten Casualties Of The Tobacco Epidemic - HuffPost

May 31st is World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), the day we dream of a world where millions of people don't die needlessly from an intentionally addictive product. “Dream” is the correct word, because we are still heading the wrong way in terms of global ...and more »

Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO - Medical Xpress

Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste. The UN agency said tougher measures ...and more »

Campaigners push to hitch tobacco control onto sustainable development agenda - EURACTIV

Anti-tobacco campaigners from across Europe today (31 May) called on their national governments to use the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals to drive forward tobacco control legislation. Although the European Union's Tobacco Products ...and more »

Investment groups tell investors to give up tobacco industry - BBC News

Four international investment groups have called on investors to quit the tobacco industry. Axa, Calpers, Scor and AMP Capital have already sold or are selling their tobacco investments. The companies launched their appeal on the annual World No ...and more »

Tobacco's killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment, UN health agency warns - UN News Centre

30 May 2017 – Stamping out tobacco use can save millions of lives and combat poverty, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today and spotlighted for the first time the ways in which tobacco affects human well-being from an environmental perspective ...and more »

Japan violating anti-smoking treaty by bowing to tobacco industry, expert says - The Japan Times

The government's move to ban smoking in indoor public places ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has hit a snag due to staunch resistance from lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party trumpeting smokers' rights and the need to protect the tobacco ...and more »

World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco kills more than 7 million people a year - TRT World

May 31 is the World Health Organization's annual World No Tobacco Day. This year the UN agency called for tougher measures to reduce risks associated with tobacco use. A photo illustration shows restrictive tobacco packaging on cigarettes in Australia ...and more »