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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Where smoking is the leading cause of death and ill health - The Economist (blog)

TODAY is World No Tobacco Day. Although in most countries the proportion of people who smoke continues to fall, campaigners see the glass as half full. In 24 countries smoking causes the largest share of the overall burden of disease, measured in years ...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 »

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 »

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 »

World No Tobacco Day: 8 chain-smokers on how they first got hooked to smoking - India Today

An academic milestone, an intimate encounter or the day you commit the sin of breaking rules you've been taught to worship--first times of nearly everything occupy an eternal space in your brain and heart. Over time, these 'firsts' often become a ...and more »