World No Tobacco Day 31st may
"Stop illicit trade of tobacco products " is this year's theme
The illicit cigarette trade is defined as “the production, import, export, purchase, sale, or possession of tobacco goods which fail to comply with legislation”
Illicit trade takes tax revenue away from the Government, which could have otherwise been spent on the provision of public services, instead directing such funds into the hands of criminals. Illicit trade strengthens corruption and weakens good governance.
The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke.
What’s the greatest threat to a smoker’s health?
Lung cancer is a good guess, and a wrong answer. Cigarettes cause 124,000 lung-cancer deaths each year, but do you know they kill even more people (138,000) via heart disease. Smokers suffer heart attacks at twice the rate of nonsmokers—and they’re less likely to survive them.
Fortunately, these effects are reversible. Quit smoking, and your risk of a heart attack drops almost immediately, returning to that of a never-smoker within five to 15 years.
Cigarettes contain over 4,000 toxic chemicals, 50 of which are known to cause cancer and nicotine is one of them. WHO estimates passive smoking causes 600,000 deaths every year.
Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke.One-third of those killed are children who are often exposed to smoke at home, according to the WHO.
STOP SMOKING DON’T KILL YOURSELF AND US TOO
Mrs Shilpa Mittal Nutritionist and Diet Consultant Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover