Elsewhere in Asia, and around the world, millions of smokers are switching like never before from cigarettes to innovative, smoke-free alternatives like electronic cigarettes or heated tobacco products.Both of these disruptive products eliminate the smoke and significantly reduce levels of harmful chemicals, while still delivering the nicotine and ritual that millions of smokers seek.
He further said that the government also compromised on tobacco tax this year as well by accommodating the tobacco industry by continuation of the third tier which allows most selling brands with least tax.
Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, said the United Kingdom has the second lowest smoking rate in Europe after Sweden, which proves that the Government's tobacco-control policies are effective.
The theme of World Tobacco Day 2018 was "Tobacco and heart disease".
The tobacco-free standards were also implemented at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) kill more people than any other cause of death worldwide, and tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 12 per cent of all heart disease deaths.
Try not to criticise them if they do end up slipping up and having a cigarette, and instead celebrate their small successes - such as having a day, or even a few hours, without smoking.
In 2015, Vietnamese smokers spent 31 trillion VND (1.36 billion USD) on tobacco, while total treatment expenses for smoking-related diseases exceeded 23 trillion VND (1.01 billion USD). In many countries, this low awareness is substantial; for example in China, over 60% of the population is unaware smoking can cause heart attacks, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey.
To stop the diseases caused by tobacco use, let us make every day a "World No Tobacco Day".
In Africa alone, some 146,000 adults aged 30 years and more die every year from tobacco-related diseases.
But it warned that the pace of reduction was too slow.
Governments can adopt the WHO Framework Convention Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to reduce tobacco use and protect people from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). PMI is calling for an additional, bold approach to public health.
Flaky pastries, fine wine and fashionable people smoking lots of cigarettes: Fair or not, this has been a cultural image of France for decades.
According to her, a smoker's body tends to compensate for the lack of oxygen by producing too many red blood cells, making the blood thicker, while the nicotine in cigarettes hardens the arteries.
The study did not directly compare the risk of e-cigarettes to tobacco cigarettes, but the researchers said the results suggest that those who use e-cigs may be at higher risk of lung infection than people who do not use the devices.
A study past year found that despite decades of tobacco control policies, population growth had meant there was an increased number of smokers.
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