Anti-smoking programs still remain on paper in Armenia, minister says

Anti-smoking programs still remain on paper in Armenia, minister says

Anti-smoking programs still remain on paper in Armenia, minister says

It's a substance that kills more than half of its users, accounting for one in 10 adult deaths and killing more than seven million people globally each year.

"CVD kills more people than any other cause of death worldwide and tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contributes to approximately 12 per cent of all heart disease deaths".

Dr Kyaw Kan Kaung, director of the Department of Public Health for Non-Communicable Diseases, told The Myanmar Times that the government will further intensify measures to control tobacco use and sale. Protect your heart, and choose health, not tobacco!

The World Health Organisation has called on national governments to strengthen tobacco control in line with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Duque advised current smokers to quit smoking and seek help through phone-supported tobacco cessation called Quitline (165-364), which was launched a year ago, providing real-time counseling and support.

The global health body made the disclosure on the occasion of the celebration of World No tobacco day. He also reminded that all must reaffirm the commitment to reduce this menace.

The GATS stated that the awareness campaigns used to ask people to quit using tobacco, worked well.

The taxation policy aims to gain additional tobacco tax revenue of 6.3 trillion VND (280 million USD) per year, decreasing the rate of male smokers by three percent and reducing 300,000 early deaths caused by smoking.

The WHO FCTC, which came into force in 2005, calls on its Parties to take several measures to reduce demand and supply for tobacco products.

The Youth Action on Tobacco Control and Health says tobacco smoking has been linked to 15 different kinds of known cancers.

According to him, there is low level of awareness on the risks that tobacco smoking constitute to the human heart. "Yes I am concerned about cannabis consumption but I wish people to know the harms of cannabis use and to let them know that Alberta Health Services is there to give them the answers that they need". "This is why it is so important that countries accelerate the implementation of the FCTC".

There are several factors that have led to the decrease in the number of cigarette smokers.

Due to population growth, the number of smokers in the world has remained relatively stable at around 1.1 billion, Bettcher told reporters. In the Region of the Americas there are 132 million smokers.

The WHO forecasts declines in global volume and sales value by the start of the next decade, but while Europe and America are kicking the habit, in the near East and Africa tobacco consumption is rising. Most of the cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and cancer types, including some 80-85% of lung cancer are caused by long-term smoking. Currently, one in four countries have insufficient data to monitor their tobacco epidemic.

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