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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 »

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 »

Curtain call on smoking in Czech pubs and restaurants - Radio Prague

Tuesday marks the final day in which Czech smokers will be able to light-up in pubs and restaurants. As of Wednesday new anti-smoking legislation signed into law early this year formally comes into effect, bringing the country in line with the rest of ...and more »

Are you ready to quit smoking? - Health24

On World No Tobacco Day, we looked at some smoking alternatives if you are looking to quit. 0 · Ask. Stop Smoking Advice » · Assess. Ready to quit smoking? » Assess. Are you at risk for cancer? » Assess. Are you at risk for COPD? » Quit smoking this ...and more »

A hazard to global development - HuffPost

Let's imagine someone on a developing country who buys a packet of 20 cigarettes every day. He's poor man and his family don't have enough food. He may not know it, but we in the tobacco-control community worry about him. We even think that by focusing ...and more »

Big Tobacco Causes 'Massive Harm' to the Environment and Should Pay, WHO Says - Fortune

Tobacco growing is causing “massive harm” to the environment through the extensive use of chemicals, energy and water, and pollution from manufacturing and distribution, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The United Nations agency ...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 »

World No Tobacco Day: Did the 85% graphic warning on tobacco products really warn you? - Hindustan Times

Most people in India prefer to buy loose cigarettes, thus making the warning on the cigarette packages irrelevant. A year after being implemented, the warning has failed to dent sales at city's cigarette shops. fitness Updated: May 31, 2017 18:52 IST ...and more »