One million people in France quit smoking previous year

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Regarding this year's theme of World No Tobacco Day "Tobacco Breaks Hearts" to raise public awareness of tobacco addiction's impact on cardiovascular health, Ocampo said, "Heart ailments are the diseases that predominate among smokers".

"In the two years since the Royal College of Physicians found that "harm reduction has huge potential to prevent death and disability from tobacco use", we continue to largely ignore the fact that many smokers do not want to quit, but obtain pleasure from smoking". The other area of awareness is the feasible actions that governments and the public can take to reduce the risks to heart health posed by tobacco.

Of the over 7 million tobacco-related deaths annually, about 3 million are from heart diseases and stroke, and close to 900,000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke.

World Health Organization also declared that about 146,000 adults aged 30 years and above die every year from tobacco related diseases. PMI is publishing informational advertisements highlighting that people who smoke deserve the opportunity to learn about smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes.

The World No Tobacco Day is an annual occasion marked on the 31 of May.

Experts believe the low prices of tobacco products are the main cause leading to its widespread use.

Find a healthy snack food you can carry with you: Substitute smoking with a good snack like sugar- free lollipops, gum, celery sticks, sunflower seeds etc.

The federal strategy unveiled Thursday aims to reduce the number of smokers by 2035, from the current level of about 15 per cent of the population to about five per cent or less.

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WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan says tobacco threatens the world.

Country response: Over half of all WHO Member States have reduced demand for tobacco, and nearly one in eight are likely to meet the 30% reduction target by 2025.

"It is a significant health concern and I wish that people were more aware of the programs that we have in place to support people to quit smoking", exclaims Mosli.

The study did not directly compare the risk of e-cigarettes to tobacco cigarettes, but the researchers said the results suggest that those who use e-cigs may be at higher risk of lung infection than people who do not use the devices. Currently, one in four countries have insufficient data to monitor their tobacco epidemic.

Of the 13 countries the Foundation surveyed, the majority of smokers in each consider themselves addicted to cigarette, ranging from 60 per cent in India to 91 per cent in Japan.

Unlike other countries, there is no regulation over the availability of tobacco products. Prevalence of smoking is decreasing more slowly in LMICs than in high-income countries, and the number of smokers is on the increase in low-income countries.

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