The tobacco-free standards were also implemented at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Over seven million people die from tobacco use every year, while more than 600,000 deaths caused by second-hand smoke are reported annually, World Health Organization said. Smoking and consumption of tobacco are really harmful to us. This amounts to a drop from 13.2 million smokers to 12.2 million over the period.
"Today's marking of the World No Tobacco Day is to inform the public about the dangers of tobacco use, the abusive practices of tobacco corporations and what people can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations". Most of the cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and cancer types, including some 80-85% of lung cancer are caused by long-term smoking. "I believe that instead of just designating one day as World No Tobacco Day, we should promote every day as World No Smoking Day", said Calantzopoulos.
"Many people are unaware that tobacco is one of the leading causes of heart disease and stroke". Though it is absorbed at a slower pace than that from cigarettes, the absorbed amount is three to four times and remains in the bloodstream longer.
An average of 27 people die every week in the UAE due to tobacco related diseases.
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The World Health Organisation has called on national governments to strengthen tobacco control in line with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
By sex: For males aged 15 and over globally, 43% smoked tobacco in 2000 compared to 34% in 2016, while 11% of females smoked in 2000, compared to 6% in 2016.
A United Kingdom study found that e-cigarettes may increase the risk of developing pneumonia, as they can prompt pneumonia-causing bacteria to stick to cells lining the airways, increasing susceptibility to the disease. He stated that the tobacco industry targets low-income people.
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.
China and India have the highest numbers of smokers worldwide, accounting for 307 million and 106 million, respectively, of the world's 1.1 billion adult smokers, followed by Indonesia with 74 million, WHO figures show.
It is well known fact that cigarette smoking causes breathing problems and lung cancer.