Smokers who quit one month before surgery reap benefits: UN health agency

Tobacco smokers who quit at least four weeks before undergoing surgery not only have a lower risk of complications, but also show better results six months later than those who continue, the United Nations health agency  said on Monday.

UN health agency signals tobacco might be reaching burn-out among men

Two decades of increasing tobacco use around the world are set to go into reverse, UN health experts have predicted, after revealing data indicating that fewer men and boys are smoking than before.

Annan bans smoking in all UN Headquarters premises

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has issued a ban on smoking in any of the United Nations premises at the Headquarters in New York, in a bid to eliminate the risks associated with second-hand smoke.