World No Tobacco Day

Around 315 million people smoke in China consuming more than a third of the world's cigarettes

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The study did not directly compare the risk of e-cigarettes to tobacco cigarettes, but the researchers said the results suggest that those who use e-cigs may be at higher risk of lung infection than people who do not use the devices.

The reported attributed the decrease in the prevalence of smoking for both males and females to the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), which undertook intervention such as monitoring tobacco use, develop prevention policies, enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship and also raising taxes on tobacco.

When you smoke, "your red blood cells stop transporting oxygen because they are transporting carbon monoxide (CO), which adheres more easily to the red blood cells, and you begin to have bad blood circulation towards the whole body, the brain, arms and legs", explained Ocampo.

Yearly tobacco kills seven million individuals all over the world - greater than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria mixed. Secondhand smoke cannot only cause an upsurge in cardiovascular risk in nonsmokers, but also increases the risk manifold as exposure increases.

In India, there is no regulatory mechanism to allow access to adult smokers, who do not want to quit or can not quit smoking, to such smoke free alternatives.

On how second hand smokers are killed, Moeti said: "Tobacco and exposure to second hand smokers contribute to about 12 per cent of all heart disease deaths."There is no safe level for people, particularly children, women and workers, who have to be in the same room as smokers."She, therefore, urged strong leadership, political commitment and an informed civil society to work together for: "heart-healthy policies and the right to health".

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'This World No Tobacco Day, WHO is drawing attention to the fact tobacco doesn't just cause cancer, it quite literally breaks hearts'.

The vast majority of smokers begin smoking by adolescence or young adulthood.

Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including tar and others that can narrow arteries and damage blood vessels.

At the same time, smoking unleashes poisonous gases like carbon monoxide, which replaces oxygen in the blood, thereby reducing the availability of oxygen for the heart muscle, World Health Organization said.

The center will also start technical support for Olympic tobacco control and strengthening the assessment of a tobacco-free environment.

On World No Tobacco Day observed around the world to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption on Thursday, doctors say that the current generation has become more conscious of their health and smoke responsibly.

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There were 13.2 million smokers in France in 2016.

Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Professor, Surgical Oncology, from Tata Memorial Hospital, said, "Tobacco is the singlemost known and preventable cause of cardiovascular death and disability in the world".

There are several factors that have led to the decrease in the number of cigarette smokers.

Consultant pulmonologist SIH Dr. Aftab Akhtar shared that in Pakistan, smoking causes an estimated 90 percent of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80 percent in women.

Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, said the United Kingdom has the second lowest smoking rate in Europe after Sweden, which proves that the Government's tobacco-control policies are effective. The World Health Organisation world no Tobacco Day began in the year 1988 with the objective of reducing the harmful effects caused by smoking by encouraging people to quit cigarettes.

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