Active Smoking

Active Smoking

Smoking is the biggest epidemic of our time.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco causes over 6 million premature deaths every year. It is estimated that it causes 71% of lung cancers, 42% of chronic respiratory diseases and 10% of cardiovascular diseases making it the single most important preventable cause of disease. The WHO estimates that deaths from tobacco will increase to 7.5 million by 2020.1

“Tobacco kills up to half of its users” –WHO, 2018

REFERENCES

  1. World Health Organization. Tobacco: Fact Sheet.
    http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/tobacco.
    Published 2018.
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