Tag - Tobacco Epidemic

Tobacco use continues to fall, but still ‘long way to go’

The number of tobacco users continues to decrease globally, going from 1.32 billion in 2015 to 1.30 billion last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said onTuesday. And according to the fourth WHO global tobacco trends report, that number is expected to continue to drop to 1.27 billion by 2025. Sixty countries are now on track to achieving the voluntary global target of a 30% per cent reduction by 2025, an increase from two years ago, when only 32 countries...

Commit to Quit smoking this World No Tobacco Day

Today on May 31, WHO/Europe celebrates World No Tobacco Day. Under the tagline “Commit to Quit”, the aim of this year’s campaign is to support 100 million people worldwide in their attempt to give up tobacco through a range of initiatives and digital solutions. This includes Florence – WHO’s digital health worker – who helps...

Planet earth: another victim of the tobacco epidemic

We live in an interconnected world, a fact that has never been as clear as it is now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are very few issues that can be considered simply ‘health problems’, as nearly every aspect of life is connected to other societal, economic and environmental issues. That is why the 2030 Agenda...

The Epidemic That Kills Over Eight Million People

The Government of Jamaica has drafted a Tobacco Bill, which will be introduced and debated in Parliament in the coming weeks. The bill aims at protecting Jamaicans from the harmful effects of tobacco use and exposure to smoke. We expect a robust discussion from the deliberations of a Joint Select Committee of Parliament and...