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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. But I am especially proud of our work to fight tobacco use ...and more »

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

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 – caused by ...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. By Kathleen Hall, Contributor May 30, 2017, at 9:23 a.m.. More. U.S. News & World Report. Lower Your ...and more »

7 Million Die in Tobacco-Related Deaths Annually. Here's How India Is Tackling the Burning Issue - The Better India (blog)

There's a good side to everything, goes a popular saying in many languages. Truth to be said, it would be hard to apply this to tobacco. Cigarettes have been the perennial super villains in healthcare, and for good reason. From lung cancer and falling ...and more »

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

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 degradation. On World No ...and more »

Anti-smoking campaign launched - Arab News

RIYADH: To coincide with the holy month of Ramadan and World No Tobacco Day on Wednesday, the Health Ministry has launched a campaign to save the lives of thousands of smokers in the Kingdom. Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said his ministry ...and more »

World no tobacco day: 10 organs that tobacco can damage apart from your lungs - TheHealthSite

Tobacco can damage lungs; but is there even a single person on the planet who doesn't know that? On being burnt, tobacco leaves can produce over 4000 chemicals [1]. This dangerous smoke cocktail smoke contains nicotine, formaldehyde, benzene, ...and more »

Senators' Letter To FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Perpetuates Misconceptions About E-Cigarettes - Forbes

Clive Bates, Director of Counterfactual Consulting (UK), co-authored this article. In a letter to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, eleven Democratic senators previewed the pressure that he will face as he ...and more »

8 tips to quit smoking this World No Tobacco Day - CTV News

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 is the World Health Organization's (WHO) annual World No Tobacco Day. For those planning on using the day as their quit date, we've rounded up eight top tips from the WHO to make 2017 the year you successfully quit smoking. 1.and more »

Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO - Jakarta Post

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 »