Vaping warning: Smoking e-cigarettes could cause major health crisis

Vaping warning: Smoking e-cigarettes could cause major health crisis

According to the India-specific report, 68% of smokers reported that they were "well informed" about the impact of smoking on their health, and 51% were willing to quit.

According to data collated by the Gurugram police in collaboration with the non governmental organisation (NGO) Sambandh Health Foundation, the city accounted for 29,989 of the 39,000 fines issued under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) between January 2017 and April 2018.

Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, according to a new World Health Organization report, but the reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets aimed at protecting people from death and suffering from cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Around a seventh of the global population smokes cigarettes, with around 80 per cent of the world's smokers coming from low and middle income countries.

Despite the devastating harms of tobacco to heart health, and the availability of solutions to reduce tobacco-related death and disease, knowledge among large sections of the public that tobacco is one of the leading causes of Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is low. This increases the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

This year's theme: 'Tobacco and Heart Disease, ' focuses on tobacco use as a key risk factor for developing heart and related diseases, including stroke.

Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death, experts say.

China and India have the highest numbers of smokers worldwide, accounting for 307 million and 106 million, respectively, of the world's 1.1 billion adult smokers, followed by Indonesia with 74 million, WHO figures show. "Cigarette smoking is not only the primary, the inhaled part of it but also what's exhaled in the air and the environment and what precipitates and attaches to people's clothes and furniture".

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He said people can be protected from tobacco by banning its use in public places.

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.

As the country joined the worldwide community to mark the 2018 world no tobacco day, we focus on enforcement of the National tobacco control act 2015. The advertising of tobacco products at the Olympic Games has also been outlawed since 1988. As per data, 19 per cent of men, 2 per cent of women and 10.7 per cent of all adults now smoke tobacco, while 29.6 per cent of men, 12.8 per cent of women and 21.4 per cent of all adults now use smokeless tobacco.

"Good business for them translates to a colossal and ever growing global public health disaster that our government must urgently act to contain".

It comes amidst concern about the growing number of deaths linked to tobacco use around the world.

Country response: Over half of all WHO Member States have reduced demand for tobacco, and nearly one in four are likely to meet the 30% reduction target by 2025. On this world tobacco day, the smokers need to resolve to quit smoking completely which is considered as the best option.

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