Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Must Read: Smoking Causes one in 10 deaths Worldwide



Despite decades of Health effect of smoking up until this very moment, results have  not changed for the better... Instead, there is a constant increase in the population growth in the number of smokers...

Research shows mortality could rise further as tobacco aggressively target new market especially in developing countries...

The report was published in the medical journal The Lancet.

"Despite more than half a century of unequivocal evidence of the harmful effects of tobacco on health, today, one in every four men in the world is a daily smoker," saidsenior author Dr Emmanuela Gakidou.

"Smoking remains the second largest risk factor for early death and disability, and so tofurther reduce its impact we must intensify tobacco control to further reduce smoking prevalence and attributable burden."

The Global Burden of Diseases report was based on smoking habits in 195 countries and territories between 1990 and 2015.

It found that nearly one billion people smoked daily in 2015 - one in four men and one in 20 women.

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