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A graphic look at global smoking trends

02 June 2018, 03:02 | Melissa Porter

Pakistan by Haider Ali Sindhu | Published

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Additionally, 20 per cent of stroke deaths are attributed to tobacco use, while most of the deaths attributed to tobacco use occur in Jamaicans 45-49 years old.

The health warnings on cigarette boxes and other tobacco product packages is another example.

The relationship between heart disease and tobacco is the focus of this year's World No Tobacco Day, which carries the theme "Tobacco and Heart Disease".

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

By Robin GomesCardiovascular diseases (CVD) kill more people than any other cause of death worldwide, and tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 17% of all heart disease deaths.

However manufacturers are still marketing the gadgets as "healthier" than real smoking, they say. It is clear: Smokers are sacrificing their physical and economic well-being to smoke, even though many of them have the desire to quit. It was established by the World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco is the second-leading cause of cardiovascular disease after high blood pressure.

It said lack of awareness about the risks of tobacco use was most common in low and middle-income countries. Whether it is smoked, swallowed, or chewed, tobacco poses multiple health risks, including lung disease, heart disease, stroke, many types of cancer, and many more. The report shows the pace of action in reducing tobacco demand and related death and disease is too slow and not keeping up with global and national commitments to control tobacco use.

Switzerland signed the treaty in 2004 but has not ratified it, partly due to recent changes to a draft law on tobacco products and specific issues related to advertising and sponsorship. Although studies prove that it is really very harmful to health, still there is a sharp increase in consumption of tobacco, especially in developing countries.

Duque advised current smokers to quit smoking and seek help through phone-supported tobacco cessation called Quitline (165-364), which was launched past year, providing real-time counseling and support. "The problem is MS has fairly low tobacco tax, state tobacco tax", said McMillan. And PMI is not the only company pursuing innovation as important to the world's 1 billion smokers worldwide-the tobacco industry generally is beginning to move in this direction, to the benefit of men and women who smoke. And cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks are the 19 percent of the total deaths making it the highest NCD in Pakistan.

For the individual going through nicotine withdrawals, quitting cigarettes can be an intensely stressful time. Hassain Syed Chinna, CEO of Star Youth Association, an NGO working against tobacco products, says workers in industrial estates, construction sites, and handloom, are exposed to, and affected by second-hand smoke more than employees in other places.

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