This RSS feed URL is deprecated

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 »

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

As a leading cause for health concerns, global poverty and environmental degradation, anti-smoking initiatives call for a mix of stringent laws and pragmatic motivation rather than moral judgement. by Sohini Dey May 31, 2017, 5:42 pm. There's a good ...and more »

Study: China Struggles to Kick World-Leading Cigarette Habit - Voice of America

Most smokers in China, the world's largest tobacco consumer, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of some of its most damaging health effects, Chinese health officials and outside researchers said Wednesday. An estimated 316 ...and more »

World No Tobacco Day: '59% Indians feel ban on loose cigarettes will help cut smoking' - TheHealthSite

Selling cigarettes in ones and twos rather than in a whole packet makes it difficult for smokers to quit. Agencies | Published: May 31, 2017 2:39 pm. 0 Shares. Facebook share · Twitter share · Share on Google+ · Share on Whatsapp. Tags: Cigarettes No ...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 »

World No Tobacco Day 2017 - PLoS Blogs (blog)

We share a dream that this World No Tobacco Day will be a day like no other. Usually the focus of World No Tobacco Day is based on the fact that 7 million of your most loyal customers will die this year from tobacco use. There will be calls to raise ...and more »

World No Tobacco Day: Why tobacco remains a global threat - Cancer Research UK (blog)

This World No Tobacco Day 2017, we're taking a look at how tobacco poses one of the most urgent challenges of our time, and what can be done to curb the epidemic. Smoking is still the biggest preventable cause of cancer worldwide. Unlike any other ...and more »

Study reveals high environmental cost of tobacco - CNN

(CNN) Smoking kills 7 million people a year, and it scars the planet through deforestation, pollution and littering. Details of the environmental cost of tobacco are revealed in a study released Wednesday by the World Health Organization, adding to the ...and more »