Navigation Links
WHO Calls For More Regulation On Tobacco Products

Concerned over the rapid spread and growing variety of unregulated tobacco products, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for urgent and broader regulation // to prevent more than five million deaths each year attributed to nicotine use.

The agency also called for anti-tobacco programmes, especially aimed at adolescent girls, among whom the rate of smoking was apparently increasing.

Tobacco use, it finds, also continued to expand most rapidly in the developing world, where half of tobacco-related deaths occur. By 2020, if current trends continue, seven out of every 10 tobacco-related deaths will be in the developing world, it said.

'Tobacco can kill in any guise, regardless of whether you smoke it, chew it or inhale it through a water pipe, and that is why all products containing tobacco needs to be regulated immediately, in all forms, worldwide,' Yumiko Mochizuki-Kobayashi, Director of the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) Tobacco Free Initiative, said.

'We are faced with a unique public health challenge, as many tobacco products remain unregulated,' she added in a statement on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day.

The variety of tobacco products manufactured and marketed worldwide continues to expand, and these include flavoured, natural or organic. Besides, roll-your-own cigarettes are often advertised and marketed with names and packaging that might mislead consumers into believing that they are less dangerous than conventional cigarettes, WHO said.

Smokeless tobacco products, such as snus and snuff, previously popular in a limited number of countries, were being marketed heavily elsewhere to specific target groups, the agency stressed.

Source:PTI News
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Calls to combat deafness after chemotherapy
2. WHO Calls For Greater Emphasis On Combating AIDS
3. PCT Calls Upon Doctor To Delay Surgeries
4. UN Calls For More Funds For Earthquake Affected
5. MP Calls For Ban On Aspartame
6. Scientist Calls Upon Media To Retract His Work
7. CMHA Calls For Better Trained Police For Dealing With The Mentally Ill
8. US Government Calls For Better Drug Supplies
9. Report Calls For Better Implementation Of Last Wishes of Terminally Ill
10. Mixed Orientation Marriages Calls for Deeper Understanding
11. Rare Sexual Syndrome In Women Calls For More Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... This Mother’s Day kicks off the start of ... National Women’s Health Week takes place May 8-May 14. , Throughout the ... to empower women to make their health a top priority. Women everywhere are being ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... “ Crossing Over: Affirmations of Faith ... dying patients who have allowed those holding vigil to glimpse into the supernatural as ... hopes to help readers spiritually and practically gain insight into providing care to terminal ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... TransWipe Volume ... Cut Pro X. Drag and drop a TransWipe preset between two video clips to ... smooth corner wipes to colored panels with customizable color and orientation options. TransWipe Volume ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... Pivot Point Consulting achieved ... KLAS Performance Report, Epic Consulting 2016 - Which Firms Provide Breadth, ... consulting services for electronic health record (EHR) solutions from Epic Systems Corporation ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... of the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) for public stakeholder review. The stakeholder review is ... ensure that it meets its goals and delivers value to the wool industry., The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the  "Market ... to their offering.  ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) , ... Emission Tomography (PET) scanner and cyclotron install base in the ... France , Germany , ... United Kingdom . Along with the current ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , May 5, 2016 ... addition of the  "Europe Thalassaemia Market and ... their offering.       (Logo: ... Europe Thalassaemia Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights ... pipeline products, Thalassaemia epidemiology, Thalassaemia market valuations ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... 2016 According to a new ... Interface Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, ... interface (BCI) market  is expected to reach a value ... to expand at a CAGR of 14.9 % during ... A BCI device provides collaboration between the brain and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: