Hard Hitting Facts On “World No Tobacco Day”

By May 31, 2019 No Comments

Every year on May 31st, the World Health Organization and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day. This campaign focus around a chance to bring issues to light of the deadly and harmful impacts of Tobacco use.

This campaign increase awareness of:

  • the adverse effect that tobacco has on individuals’ lung health, from chronic respiratory disease to cancer,
  • the key role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people.

As per the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2016-17,

19.0% of men, 2.0% of ladies and 10.7% (99.5 million) of all grown-ups as of now smoke tobacco.

29.6% of men, 12.8% of ladies and 21.4% (199.4 million) of all grown-ups as of now use smokeless tobacco.

Here are some hard-hitting facts about Tobacco:

India is the second largest consumer of tobacco in the world

On average, the life expectancy of a smoker is 10 years less than as of a nonsmoker.

Tobacco smoke contains in excess of 7,000 synthetic compounds, 70 of which are known to cause disease like cancer.

Smoking and tobacco use causes in excess of 5 million passings for every year around the world. Current patterns demonstrate that this will increment to in excess of 8 million passings every year by 2030.

Tobacco is the main source of preventable death in the world.

Addiction to tobacco impacts poverty and development.

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