World No Tobacco Day

Don’t let smoking steal life’s breathtaking moments, urges UN health agency

Tobacco use continues to claim around eight million lives a year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, in a call for faster action from governments to tackle smoking and the “enormous” health, social, environmental and economic costs it entails.

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.

Tobacco hurts poorest people and the planet too: WHO

Smoking “threatens us all” and, increasingly, the planet’s poorest communities, UN health experts said on Tuesday ahead of World No Tobacco Day 2017 on 31 May.

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WHO: get ready for plain packaging on tobacco

Plain packaging of tobacco products saves lives by reducing demand, and more governments should follow the lead taken by Australia by adopting the measure, UN health experts say.

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