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Tobacco and its ill effects on human health

Young Bites. Dated: 9/28/2018 1:04:47 PM


World No Tobacco Day, will focus on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide.
It is an annual awareness day sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1987 to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and encourage governments to adopt effective policies to reduce smoking and other tobacco use. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects. The day has been met with both enthusiasm and resistance around the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry. The objective of the day was to urge tobacco users worldwide to abstain from using tobacco products, an action they hoped would provide assistance for those trying to quit. The WHO FCTC is a global public health treaty adopted by countries around the globe as an agreement to implement policies that work towards tobacco cessation. WHO called for a worldwide ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. The theme of that year’s day was ″Tobacco-free youth″; therefore, this initiative was especially meant to target advertising efforts aimed at youth. According to the WHO, the tobacco industry must replace older quitting or dying smokers with younger consumers. WNTD highlighted the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocated for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption, including ending the illicit trade of tobacco products. World Health Organization (WHO) called on governments to get ready for plain packaging of tobacco products. WNTD focussed on tobacco as "a threat to development." The campaign aims to demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to sustainable development, including the health and economic well-being of citizens in all countries. In addition, many governments use WNTD as the start date for implementing new smoking bans and tobacco control efforts.
The Smoke Free Ontario Act came into effect banning tobacco "power walls" and displays at stores in this Canadian province, and all hospitals and government offices in Australia became smoke-free. World No Tobacco Days have not induced a positive vocal response from the tobacco industry. No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness day in the United Kingdom which is intended to help smokers who want to quit smoking. World No Tobacco Day will focus on the important link between tobacco and heart disease, under the campaign theme “Tobacco Breaks Hearts”. The campaign aims to increase awareness on the link between tobacco and CVD and promote feasible actions and measures that governments and the public can take to reduce the risks to heart health posed by tobacco. World No Tobacco Day 2018 will also be an opportunity to bolster commitment and empower the cardiovascular community in the fight against tobacco. Passive smoking or secondhand smoking is the smoke that you are exposed to when you are around people who are smoking cigarettes or any other form of tobacco. On World No Tobacco Day we talk about health hazards of passive smoking or second-hand smoking. The day is meant to spread awareness about how hazardous smoking can be for your health. Passive smoking or second-hand smoking is bad for you, even if you yourself are not smoking. When you are near a person who is smoking a cigarette, most of the smoke doesn't go into his/her lungs. Majority of the smoke enters the air which you or anyone near you is breathing. This is the reason why smoking is banned in public spaces. But despite the efforts that the authorities have tried to restrict people from smoking in public, many people still are prone to passive smoking. This is especially for children who live with parents who smoke. Even though smokers try being careful about where they are lighting a cigarette up, it might not be helpful for those around them. Tobacco use is an important risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. World No Tobacco Day 2018 coincides with a range of global initiatives and opportunities aimed at addressing the tobacco epidemic and its impact of public health, particularly in causing the death and suffering of millions of people globally. These actions include the WHO-supported Global Hearts and RESOLVE initiatives, which aim to reduce cardiovascular disease deaths and improve care, and the third United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs. 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% of all heart disease deaths. Tobacco use is the second leading cause of CVD, after high blood pressure. The child can also experience trouble while learning and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The more number of cigarettes a mother smokes, the greater danger it is to her baby. A light smoker and a passive smoker are at equal health risks. children of parents who smoke have more respiratory infections and hospitalisation because of bronchitis and pneumonia, as compared to children of parents who don't smoke. Many tobacco growers feel that anti-tobacco efforts by organizations such as the WHO jeopardize their rights. For example, the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) argues that poor farmers in Africa may suffer the consequences if WHO anti-tobacco movements succeed. They also argue that these efforts may gang up on manufacturers of tobacco and be an attack on the industry, therefore hurting the growers.

 

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