Health effects of tobacco Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO Global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000–2025

World Health Organisation (WHO) published the 4th edition of Global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025. Highlights As per the report, South-East Asia Region achieved the fastest rate of decline in use of tobacco. Average prevalence of smoking among men decreased to 25% in 2020, as against 50% in 2000. In South-East ..

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2019 edition of World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)

The World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed every year on May 31 to create awareness about the negative impacts of tobacco consumption on human health. The focus theme of 2019 edition of WNTD is on “tobacco and lung health”. The campaign will increase awareness on: the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung ..

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India to host 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in 2019

India will host the 50th edition of Union World Conference on Lung Health 2019 in Hyderabad from October 30 to November 2. The conference theme ‘Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action’ resonates with TB, but it will also raises awareness on all threats to lung health, including air pollution and tobacco abuse. It is expected ..

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2018 World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)

The World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed every year on May 31 to highlight health and other risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The 2018 focus is “Tobacco and Heart Disease” to emphasize impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people across the globe. The ..

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