By Stephanie Nebehay
GENEVA (Reuters) ̵
But only one in eight women is on the right track to reach a goal
Reducing Tobacco Use by 2025, World Health
Organization (WHO) said Thursday.
Three million people die prematurely each year due to tobacco use
This causes cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and
Beat, the world's leading killer, said it and designated world no
Day of the tobacco. They contain 890,000 second-hand deaths
WHO concluded a landmark treaty in 2005, which has now been ratified by 180 states
Countries banning tobacco advertising and
Sponsorship and taxes to prevent its use.
"The worldwide prevalence of smoking is of
27 percent in 2000 to 20 percent in 2016, that was progress
made, "Douglas Bettcher, director of WHO prevention of
Department of NCD, said a press conference.
Launch of the WHO global report on trends in the prevalence of
Tobacco smoking, he said that the industrialized countries are doing
faster progress than developing countries.
"One of the major factors preventing low and middle income
Countries are certainly countries resistance by a tobacco
Industry that wants to replace customers who die free
Marketing their products and affordable prices for young people
People, "he added.
Progress in the habit of stepping is uneven, with America the
only region that has the goal of reducing
Tobacco use by 2025 compared to 2010 for both men and women
However, the United States is currently not on track, stuck
through litigation over warnings on cigarette packaging and delays
Taxation, said Vinayak Prasad of the WHO's Tobacco Control Center.
Parts of Western Europe have in particular reached a "standstill"
Because women do not stop smoking, it's African men
and tobacco use in the Middle East is actually discontinued
increase, the WHO said.
Overall, tobacco kills more than 7 million a year and many people
know that it increases cancer risk, WHO said.
But many tobacco consumers in China and India are unaware of it
increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke, so it
urgent to strengthen education campaigns, it said.
"The percentage of adults who do not believe in smoking causes
Stroke is as high as 73 percent in China, for example
Attacks 61 percent of adults in China are unaware that smoking is
increases the risk, "Bettcher said. We want to close this gap. "
China and India have the highest number of smokers worldwide,
with 307 million or 106 million
1.1 billion adult smokers worldwide, followed by Indonesia with 74
Millions, WHO numbers show. India also has 200 million of them
367 million smokeless tobacco consumers worldwide.
(edited by Alexandra Hudson)