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Cigarette smoking causes ten deaths per minute

Cigarette smoking causes ten deaths per minute

Despite almost seven of 10 smokers in Delhi being aware that smoking is unsafe, 53 per cent have been unsuccessful in their attempts to quit, new data released by Foundation for a Smoke-Free World showed.

"Tobacco smoke thickens the blood, increases the risk of blood clots, narrow the arteries and restricts oxygen in the blood", said Duque.

According to her, the World No Tobacco Day is a chance for governments and the public to take firm action.

The tobacco-free standards were also implemented at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Marking the World No Tobacco Day, the WHO in a new report revealed that tobacco kills over 7 million people each year, although the worldwide prevalence of tobacco smoking has dropped between 2000 and 2016 from 27 per cent of the world's total population to 20 per cent, reports Xinhua news agency.

The vast majority of smokers begin smoking by adolescence or young adulthood. It is the initiative of the World Health Organisation (WHO), with the intention to draw the attention of the global community to the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

"Political leaders must do more to raise awareness and protect people from the harms of tobacco", says Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

"You do not have to be a heavy smoker or smoking for a long time to have a heart attack and stroke due to tobacco smoke".

For this year, the slogan chosen was "Tobacco and heart disease" and focuses on the negative impact of this practice on people's cardiovascular health.

Figures estimate that tobacco is the primary cause of 17 per cent of all deaths from heart disease, the world's leading killer.

But it warned that the pace of reduction was too slow.

In 2015, Public Health England (PHE) said vaping is 95% less harmful than tobacco.

Tobacco use increases the risk of development of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.

A new World Health Organization report reveals that tobacco wastes contains 7,000 toxic chemicals that poison the environment, including human carcinogens; tobacco smoke emissions contribute thousands of tons of human carcinogens, toxicants and greenhouse gasses to the environment.

Jan Odhano said that the government is responsible for protecting people's health from tobacco exposure and for this objective it has to strictly enforce the tobacco control laws in Pakistan to restrict access to tobacco.

Another study from UPenn found that it costs employers, on average, $5,813 dollars more per year to employ a smoker compared to a non-smoker.

According to the report, no fewer that 1.1 billion people are smokers in the world today, the same number as at the turn of the century. In 2017, there were 12.2 million smokers.

Although thought to be considerably safer than tobacco cigarettes, studies have linked long-term use to heart disease and cancer.

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