News in Brief 29 May 2019

  • Tobacco still killing eight million every year - UN health agency
  • China’s ‘remarkable’ creative economy marches ahead
  • Family farms are ‘drivers of sustainable development’
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‘No Tobacco Day’ spotlights cardiovascular health

Seven out of 10 people in some countries are still unaware that smoking causes fatal diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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World No Tobacco Day targets habit that ‘breaks hearts’ – WHO

Spreading the message that tobacco causes deadly illnesses such as heart disease and stroke helps prevent “needless” loss of life, United Nations health experts said on Thursday.