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Tobacco kills 1 person every 4 seconds: WHO

May 31, 2019 14:29 IST

Tobacco kills 1 person every 4 seconds around the world, and affects the lung health of everyone exposed to it, according to the World Health Organisation. Hence, WHO has urged India and other South-East Asian countries to accelerate action to curb tobacco consumption. World No-Tobacco Day is observed on the 31st of May every year. It has urged member countries to take measures such as youth-focused anti-tobacco campaigns and increase the cost of tobacco-based products. This year's theme is 'tobacco and lung health', and the focus is on the impact of tobacco on people's lung health, and the importance of lungs for our well-being. In tandem with WHO's non-communicable disease action plan, each member nation is attempting to cut tobacco use by 30 % by the year 2025.

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