Parent Interventions: Vitamin D Deficiency in Middle Childhood Can Cause Aggressive Behavior  |  Technology Inceptions: Flipkart revamps seller onboarding process  |  Technology Inceptions: New range of Nokia Mesh Wi-Fi Router  |  Teacher Insights: Vacation to reduce cardiovascular diseases  |  Science Innovations: Chemo drug with fewer side effects  |  National Edu News: Kala Utsav 2019 Guidelines Released by MHRD  |  Education Information: Chandrayaan-2 Precisely Inserted in Defined Orbit  |  Health Monitor: Fascination for Slimness Has Racial Origins, Not Linked to Health  |  Parent Interventions: Online Brain Games Help in Multi-Tasking at Old Age   |  National Edu News: Intellectual Property Talent Search Exam 2019-20  |  Teacher Insights: Interactive Anatomy Learning Using Virtual Dissection  |  International Edu News: Climate change concern at internship meet  |  National Edu News: Kuwait demands NBA approval of degrees  |  Teacher Insights: Lower returns prompt higher risk-taking  |  Science Innovations: Egg shells help repair bones   |  
  • Pallikkutam Magazine
  • Companion Magazine
  • Mentor
  • Smart Board
  • Pallikkutam Publications

June 02, 2019 Sunday 01:28:03 PM IST

It is Not a Wild Animal or Poison, But Kills Eight Million People Annually

Health Tips

It is not a dreaded wild animal nor a poison,it is a piece of plant material but kills eight million people every year. Take your breath, it is tobacco. The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned people on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day (May 31) that 40% of all tobacco-related deaths are from lung diseases like cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and tuberculosis. In 2017, 3.3 million users including passive smokers died due to tobacco. 
-1.5 mn from chronic respiratory diseases
-1.2 million deaths from cancer (tracheal, bronchus and lung)
-600,000 deaths from respiratory infections and tuberculosis.

WHO is urging countries to fight the tobacco epidemic through full implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and enforcing effective tobacco control actions, including WHO’s recommended “MPOWER” policy measures, for example by reducing demand for tobacco through taxation, creating smoke-free places and cessation support.



Comments