• 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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Bloomberg Initiative: $54,994 to support the enactment of tobacco control regulations in Togo

The Alliance Nationale des Consommateurs et de l’Environnement du Togo was awarded $54,994 in January 2012 by the Bloomberg Initaitive to support the development, adoption and enactment of strong regulations under the Togolese Tobacco Control Law N°2010-017 of 31/12/10.

The Executive Director of ANCE is Mr Ebeh Kodjo.
According to the BI site, the project aims to promote the drafting and effective enactment of strong regulations under the Togolese Tobacco Control law.
Country: Togo
Amount: $54,994
Start Date: Jan 2012
End Date: Jun 2012

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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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