59 percent Indians feel ban on loose cigarettes will help cut smoking

WILL YOU? Big B urges to quit smoking!

WILL YOU? Big B urges to quit smoking!

Scientists say nicotine addiction and withdrawal could be worse than addictions to cocaine and heroin. However, there was a time when these dangers were unknown, and smoking was once even recommended by doctors.

In addition to the health and economic costs linked to smoking, the WHO report also examined the environmental impact of everything from tobacco production to the cigarette butts and other waste produced by smokers.

"By 2030, more than 80 per cent of the deaths will occur in developing countries, which have been increasingly targeted by tobacco companies seeking new markets to circumvent tightening regulation in developed nations", the report warned.

Global evidence shows policy-level approaches to help patients to stop smoking are cost-effective and have demonstrated results.

The 2015 STEPwise Survey for NCDs risk factors revealed 13 per cent of adults use tobacco products and one in five Kenyans are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke at home.

By making the positive decision to give up, smokers can quickly enjoy a range of benefits.

Tobacco farming inhibits education, as 10-14 per cent of children from tobacco-growing families miss class to work in tobacco fields. The message will read "I'm not okay with 100 Canadians dying each day just so Big Tobacco can fill their pockets with $$$ #WNTD17 #FTIPSP".

Smokers with diabetes have higher risks for serious complications like Heart and kidney disease poor blood flow in the legs and feet leading to infections, ulcers, and possible amputation; Retinopathy and Peripheral neuropathy.

About 50 per cent of Kenya's estimated three million smokers are struggling to kick the habit, according to the ministry of health. Due to the weather and monopoly of tobacco industry, farmers who still plant tobacco crops only earn one-third of those who former tobacco farmers, at Rp 775,000 per month compared to Rp 2.5 million.

EU Health Commissioner Vytennis Andrukatis called for the creation of a "tobacco free world".

Korir said the government has introduced the guidelines to cut deaths from tobacco smoking.

'Being a Nottingham firm we are incredibly proud to be working with Imperial Tobacco to sell what is a very interesting and eclectic range of pieces that have a strong history attached to them.

"We need to take a holistic look at our public health structure and take adequate measures to prevent diseases that will hinder the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals".

Cigarette substitutes such as vaping products and smokeless tobacco are examples. The discarding of cigarette butts has also proved problematic as they collectively make up the largest number of individual pieces of litter in the world, accounting for almost 40 percent of all items collected in coastal and urban clean ups.

There is no doubt that measures to decrease demand for and distribution of tobacco are important and that the FCTC has had a positive impact, but only up to a point.

Judith Mackay, an anti-tobacco advocate based in Hong Kong, said China has made strides with the public smoking bans in some cities and a similar ban covering schools and universities, but that's not enough.

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