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:

(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest ... as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are ... Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter ... bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set ... , Research from reveals that behind the tendency to set low ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood ... something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a ... children and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce they are ... drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers provides quality ... and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one of the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated ... Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , ... most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016 Story Highlights: ... within the health care industry is causing providers to ... , Deloitte offers a suite of solutions for health ... efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle optimization ... better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for ... of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, ... Center for Innovation, today announced the five finalists ... Hackathon for Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. ... which develops, markets and sells medical devices and wearable ... signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain ... Chain") on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new ... cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: