A new report states that at least five million deaths are attributed to smoking every year.
London (WiredPRNews.com) – A new report by the World Health Organization states that use of tobacco contributes to approximately five million deaths every year. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the report states that the number could increase significantly if steps are not taken to reduce the incidence of tobacco use worldwide.
As noted in the report, 600,000 deaths per year are linked to second hand smoke. Douglas Bettcher, director of WHO’s Tobacco-Free Initiative, is quoted by the AP as stating of the implications for the findings, “People need more than to be told that tobacco is bad for human health… They need their governments to implement the WHO Framework Convention.”
As further noted by the AP, the report also outlines the strategies of several countries to decrease the incidence of smoking.
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