• Incidence of impotence is approximately 85 percent higher in male smokers compared to non-smokers. Smoking causes impotence because it promotes arterial narrowing
  • Quitting significantly reduces your risk of developing coronary heart disease, lung cancer and other cancers
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) caused by smoking, is a permanent, incurable reduction of lung capacity characterized by shortness of breath, wheezing and persistent cough with sputum
  • Tobacco kills 50 per cent of lifetime smokers and half of these deaths occur among people in their middle age (35-69years)
  • Several ingredients of tobacco lead to the narrowing of blood vessels, increasing the likelihood of a blockage, and thus a heart attack or stroke
  • Creating 100% smoke-free environments is the only way to protect people from the harmful effects of second-hand tobacco smoke.

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New Tobacco Atlas Estimates U.S. $35 Billion Tobacco Industry Profits and Almost 6 Million Annual Deaths

In 2011, tobacco use killed almost 6 million people worldwide. Tobacco-related deaths have nearly tripled around the world in the past decade.

New Report links Ghanaian poverty index to tobacco use

GHANA - A new report published by Oxford Journals has reiterate the need for Ghanaian government to accelerate work in implementing the provisions of the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to save the country of impending tobacco related disease and social economic woes amongst its low-income earners.

Bloomberg Pledges $220M in Fight Against Tobacco Use

Singapore. New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg announced on Thursday evening at the World Conference on Tobacco Health in Singapore that Bloomberg Philanthropies will commit an additional $220 million to the global fight against tobacco use, especially in low- and middle-income countries where 80 percent of the world’s smokers live, including Indonesia. The additional funding, set over a four-year commitment, will make Bloomberg’s total contribution equal to more than $600 million.

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Smoking is even more dangerous when combined with excessive alcohol use.

Heavy drinkers who smoke are much more likely to develop oral cancers, liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis and other serious medical conditions.


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